In a decade worth of working in the arena of healing, growth and self-actualisation, I’ve experienced, been trained in, designed, and facilitated thousands of practices, tools and techniques to help people move through triggers and return to harmony within themselves.
The fast pace of this current world ripples into growth and development, and there seems to be a solution to every emotional or mental discomfort or imbalance. However fantastic this may be, it creates another problem and has the potential the feed dependence on and serve as a bypass of what needs to be met before it is transcended.
The paradox here (and there always is a paradox) is that the oversupply of resources leaves forgotten the most potent practice of all: Consciously and intentionally do nothing. To simply be with what arises, to let it unfold and let your next move be inspired by a resounding presence with what is within you and in front of you.
Openness to fear is much bigger and stronger than the fear itself.
This discovery puts you in touch with your capacity for strength, kindness, stability, and understanding in the face of whatever you are going through.
In this video, I talk about the power of letting yourself have your experience rather than trying to dig for a resource to overcome it.
It ain’t fancy. It’s a simple, profound, honest reminder of the most potent practice.
Your openness is more powerful than the feelings you are opening to.
If you can let your experience happen, it will release its knots and unfold, leading to a deeper, more grounded experience of yourself. No matter how painful or scary your feelings appear to be, your willingness to engage with them draws forth your essential strength, leading you in a more aligned direction.
When we immediately call upon a tool or practice, in a way, we are not trusting ourselves to be with the experience fully, to be with life fully.
We are not trusting ourselves to be with life itself, as it is. We are, in one way or another, in resistance. And this, loves, is the beginning of our self perpetuated suffering and feeds the very helplessness we are trying to escape.
When we shift from wanting to get away from discomfort or move towards desire (both never here, never in this moment) and commit to trusting and opening, we discover a wealth of strength that’s been buried beneath the reflex of ‘fix’.
And what an incredible discovery this is.