Engaging with whatever is, as it is

This morning I woke tired.
My dance was heavy, my tummy was achey, my movements slow
I judged it. I definitely judged it.
I wanted to stop. To dance when I felt better.

But thankfully that is not my practice.
My practice is simply to dance.
Every day,
With whatever is…

At the end my tummy was better, my movements freer
It was still a heavy tired body
But guess what, even heavy bones can dance
Even heavy bones enjoy to dance!

And so my little lesson this morning was
to Engage
Gently
with whatever the reality of the moment is

The less I engage something,
(and especially when I have pre-judged it to be bad)
the more likely it is to stay as it is

When I do engage I invite new realities to come forth

Gently connecting
with what is
As it is,
allowing deeper movement to arise
however awkward

In that meeting
I allow something new
and  altogether different
to come into being

It is literally a meeting
And in meetings
new things can come to be

It is Not about engaging in order to
change or fix,
but simply allowing what is
and dancing with it

It is a kind thing to do

And here I am stepping into the rest of my day
willing to engage gently with my tired mind 🙂
heavy body, cold feet,
and the brilliant autumn sun of Southern Africa

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Tiger Baby having a snooze, much like I wanted to this morning

 

 

Published by Maaianne Knuth

I am a woman with roots on two continents, Africa and Europe. I am passionate about supporting people in coming together in more authentic and life-affirming ways than what is the norm in most of our dominant systems. I am the co-founder of Kufunda Learning Village, a centre dedicated to working with rural Zimbabweans as they discover their wealth and wisdom, for themselves, but also for people everywhere. My journey and my passion is around learning to follow my own inner voice of wisdom, and in that finding joy and flow. That journey has brought me back to my essential nature as a Dancer. Through conscious dance I am finding my way into deeper relationship with myself and the world. I look forward to many more women rising to their power, especially in Zimbabwe, to help shift this beautiful country out of its stuck and painful place.

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