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The Art of Surrender

What a crazy few weeks?! Who am I kidding- the last year has been a hell of a ride right?!

There’s been A LOT happening behind the scenes here in the set up, testing and process of migrating this incredible community over to a brand spanking new booking system.

I must say, this process has taught me a great deal about life and growth (cos y’know how much of a deep thinker and feeler I am 😆).

I witnessed the ability we have to use our strengths during times of challenge. I personally am strengthening the muscle of voicing my needs, and actually seeing that when you surround yourself with heart-centred genuine humans, they will hear the call and rise to support. I have so much gratitude to Rae for putting forth the idea in support of the studio and the ways she used her skills and expertise to help see this transition through; and the way we’ve worked together to listen, pivot, shift and take the next step. Meghann I’m so thankful for your kind initiatives and practical support with it all too! And those other beautiful souls in my life who have stepped in to take the reigns at home, in classes and have cheered us on through this transition....

You see, we are never meant to do these things alone. Community = Common- Unity.

This community flourishes because of us all, when all hands and hearts are in! When the intention to support the sustainability and longevity of the studio is shared by many- Wollondilly, you are a gem 💎

Thank you 🙏🏽

And so the irony in it all for me has been in that my word for this year is surrender.

Haha! How do you surrender amongst deadlines, technology hiccups, and trying to “perfect” a migration process for 100+ humans?!

In reflection, I see that I didn’t think about surrendering, I didn’t put pressure on myself to surrender amongst it all.

But I did catch myself, softening a little more in the pauses where deep long exhales supported me. The same pauses where I’d compassionately remind myself, “it is what it’s meant to be, Ruthie. Even during the hiccups. Let the mess and imperfections unfold in their own ways.”

I softened in the times I caught myself belly laughing with the kids and my sister amongst the noise in my head.

I was softening my grip, not by completely letting go, but by gradually learning to let things be as they were in any given moment.

(Isn’t this what we’re invited into each time we’re on the mat? 😉).

𝘐 𝘪𝘯𝘷𝘪𝘵𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘵𝘰 𝘗𝘢𝘶𝘴𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘳𝘦𝘧𝘭𝘦𝘤𝘵 𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵...

To let things be, whilst taking our next effective action.

An action that doesn’t come from a place of fear or push, but rather from a place of discernment and non-attachment.

The balance of not being on the side lines of life, instead stepping right into life with open hands rather than tight fists or wrangling arms.

To be an active participant in life and also let experiences run their course with trust and knowing that the guiding hands of Grace are always present amongst it all....

The finish line is in sight! 🏁 🙃

In fact, a majority of this incredible community are over already into our new platform and we’ve been thrilled to welcome new souls along the way too. Welcome, MYS fam bam 🙏🏽☺️

Here’s to collectively welcoming the softening, the unfurling, the slow and steady, deeper breaths and open hearts into our lives more and more.

How do you practice the softening in your daily life? Share with us in the comments below

In gratitude and love,

Ruth x 🙏🏽🕊

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