The Art of Surrender

Some of the most beautiful experiences in my life have been the ones where I entered into them with a clear intention in my heart but no expectation of how that intention might manifest, remaining completely open to whatever might unfold. Our lives are a co-creation with the Universe - part conscious intent, energy and effort and part surrender, fluidity and receptivity. 

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Ty Evans Akingbola
My favourite colour is October

I sank into the task of gathering specimens with a sense of awe and reverence, honouring the realisation that each perfect leaf I collected was in fact dead or dying.  Observing this process made me acutely aware of what Autumn is really all about – a season of transition.  A time to let things go.  We only need look at the trees to see how beautiful a process this can be when done gracefully and with complete surrender.

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Ty Evans Akingbola
Space to breathe

Lying there in the park for a while with nothing in my pockets and nothing on my mind, I remembered what I had forgotten.  That a full life does not mean a life without space to breathe.  Without space to simply exist as a human ‘being’, not a human ‘doing’.  Without the moments of stillness and quiet that invite us to listen closely to the subtle (or not so subtle!) messages of the body, reminding us what we need right here and right now.  

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