A few days have gone since the SIT (Space in Time) Workshop. When the day ended I felt an immense sense of gratitude. Comments indicated that everyone was taking something with them and had discovered something new within the realm of their bodies. What more could I ask for?
SIT is really simple not to do, and yet, I know – I have heard of one already – that there are challenges on the way. The mind can play many different scenarios to move us away from the very simple act of SITting.
Habits take a long long time to develop, it will take time to undo them and create new ones. It takes persistence! Building new habits is such a gradual process that it is very easy to give up as soon as the first obstacle shows up.
When I feel tension in my body now, I feel excited! Can I release it now? Has my so intelligent body created enough neuropathways for me to let the tension go at will? If not, I stay with it, notice it, get to know it (without resistance) and it either stays there or , all of a sudden, the body itself shows me what I can do to release it. Sometimes, the body just releases it without any ‘doing’ from my part. I feel that the body wants us to discover it and it wants us to untangle it from the suffocating tension we unconsciously create.
I am writing this blog as we don’t (yet) have a forum on our website. I wanted to create a space where those who were at the workshop could write, as comments, their experience. Not just of the workshop but on the practice that followed. A way for us to keep the fire of intention burning. We can all re-ignite that fire in each other. Reading others’ comments, questions, challenges, may help us stick to our practice. We see that we are not on our own and that we are more alike that the mind leads us to believe. True, that we don’t react in the same way to the same things, true that we hold tension in different places but, we all react to something and we all hold tension somewhere! (That is what I have seen so far…)
Let’s keep the fire of intention burning by sharing your experience
Yours, Dorna x
P.S. I’ll be the first one sharing one of my experience: A couple of days before the workshop, I felt tension in my throat when preparing for it. I couldn’t understand as everything around the throat was soft. I did different stretches and released tension around the throat using everything I shared with you. Still there! I scanned my body and checked all the spots that need special attention. I realised that I was lifting my sternum a little bit too zealously and the lift was creating tension in my diaphragm. I softened it and there, just like magic, my throat softened.