This past week our intention was #Control. We practiced focusing on all aspects of control; from the fingertips, through all of our nerves & muscles, slowly & quickly, steadily & in flow.
Now it’s time to #surrender.

“In the world there is nothing more submissive and weak than water. Yet for attacking that which is hard and strong, nothing can surpass it. This is because there is nothing that can take its place.” – Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching.

Surrender does not have to mean that ‘we lose’.
That’s a scarcity-based mindset. Here at Zen57, we foster a generosity-based mindset.
The more we can surrender to that, the better we become.
On the universal scale, we must surrender to the forces of nature, otherwise we’ll be kicking and screaming at the rain.
On a personal level, we must surrender to the fact that some things are beyond our control.
As we learned this past week, there is much we can control internally in order to achieve external results.
Conversely, we cannot convince others to change. We can change ourselves, we can show them the path, but they must take the step.
We must first surrender to this if we want to create positive change.
On our mats this week I will ask you to practice surrender.
Surrender to your thoughts. Do not fight them.
Surrender to your pain. Stay with that hold, that move, a little longer. Do not avoid it.
Surrender your reservations, judgments, and fears. When I ask you do to something new or uncomfortable, rather than doubt me or yourself, remember why you are here …
… to achieve your personal State of Zen, by surrender if necessary.