Trusting your gut … your intuition … your body wisdom … 

Moon of the Ruins - Tsuki Hyakushi no.30 - Tsukioka Yoshitoshi 1886

This is a natural part of who we are ... except our info-saturated, digitized, modern ways of being have trained us to live more from the head ... from logic and reason ... to rationalise everything ... and to think our way through everyday challenging interpersonal situations ... without much attention on feeling deeper into each moment, through full breath, relaxed body, spacious mind ... with perhaps even a disconnection or hesitancy in trusting our innate body wisdom to guide us in navigating our interactions with another ... the mind really just getting in the way of a richer, deeper experience.

Many don’t realise the significance in this distinction ... and many others crave this deeply to bring a richness of connection to everyday existence.

This way of being takes courage ... trust ... the willingness to allow space ... the awareness to take long, slow, full breaths ... instead of habitually filling all perceived gaps with words, thoughts or movement ... or a nervous neediness to know or be certain of what’s next ...

This way of being also requires practice.

Being in this spacious uncertainty evokes a certain spark of aliveness ... an awakening to the present (which we may in fact actively practice avoiding!) ... a vibrant engagement with whoever we are partnered with right there and then, in finding our way to dance together through the unknown.

This fundamental life skill is often overlooked, not given much time, perhaps even avoided because of a belief, or experience, that it may be too risky, too real, too raw ... to dare to engage in this way of being.

What’s also true is that we know how deeply delicious it can be to truly connect with another in a timeless moment ... not quite knowing where it’s going ... but being willing to be fully in the unfolding.

Together.

This is where the real juice is in relationships of any kind ... the human experience ... the feeling of coming alive with another ... trusting ... open ... unguarded ...

So how can you explore and practice this skill, in a place of deep trust and safety, step by step learning when you are in tune with your deeper body wisdom, and when you are not ... learning what each way of being feels like ... and deepening embodied self trust through this experience?

This is a significant part of the training we explore at the upcoming men’s weekend intensive, using various dynamic levels of martial arts practices to slow down the mind ... to train the body to feel another across the room ... to trust a deeper knowing ... to allow a relaxed wisdom to arise, informing where to go next ...

Learn and practice real life skills to expand your capacities and bandwidth in everyday  interactions ... your offerings to the world ... your parenting ... your intimacy ...

Train your body beyond your mind ...


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"This was different from any other workshop I’ve ever done - using Martial arts training skills to allow inspiration and clarity to occur on the way we live life, the way we love others and ourselves.

'Be in the moment'. I have heard this lots, but to do it - ACTUALLY "be present" physically - has helped me feel and do it, in every day moments.

I am often a bit cheeky (smart arse) and this process centred me.

This will allow me to maintain my integrity and clarity of thought when the tough times come
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Lincoln Cotton | South Australia

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