I have a challenging exercise for you. Dare you accept it?
This is what I’m asking you to do…
Sit, or stand, tall. Root your sitting bones. Parallel your chin to the floor. Take a slow, steady inhale, pausing at the top. As you exhale, go slowly, let the breath leave your body the way sap trickles down a tree trunk. Continue like this, growing oozier, thicker, longer, slower exhales with every round.
Give yourself permission here, in the space of these exhales, to surrender…to everything. The moment. Your life. What you are and what you aren’t.
I’m not asking you to be weak. I’m not asking you to give anything up. I’m not asking you to raise the white flag. I’m not asking you to even THINK. I’m just asking you to breathe, and release the need to be anything in that moment other than present. Inhaling. Exhaling. Palms open, fingers relaxed, letting the permission to surrender and just BE slip through your grasp……
……because it’s nothing you need to hold. It’s nothing you need to clamp your hands around. It’s nothing that needs safekeeping. It lives there, in your breath, in your being. You are a microcosm of what it means to be alive, and the profound capacity to come to stillness and release all recognition, identity and responsibility, is an exercise you should do everyday.
The world will keep spinning and you will keep being you, even as you surrender. Imagine living in surrender. Not fighting against anything, but just being…just swimming with the current rather than against it. It’s all up to us.
Let that sappy exhale flow, feel its sweetness on your skin. Bottle up the freedom and peace you feel in this moment and cork it. Label it “When resistance strikes,” and put it in a safe place. It’s always there for you. You are divinely placed and divinely graced. Just BE. In doing so, you lift the pulse of the universe, you open yourself up to greater capacities and you shine. Oh, how you shine. I see your light. Keep shining.
The R3 Movement™