Why and How
Inviting Discovery and Encouraging Mastery
With continued practice of the Inner Resilience methods we have found daily life becomes Self-Led. We define a Self-Led life as one that is filled with presence, choice, compassion, creativity, and purpose when life is in flow and even when it’s at its most turbulent.
Is the art of sensing in. Practising this skill encourages the move from merely managing life stuck in reactions, to experiencing life fully and choosing the response to the inevitable daily challenges. Interoception is one of the most important skills to remain 'online' and centred rather than 'hijacked' and taken over in a stressful moment. The greater the awareness of body-based feelings the more control one has over their response to life.
The practice of interoception leads to 'being in' an emotional pattern or nervous system survival response to 'being with'. This is a move from being hijacked and taken over in a stressful moment to having enough space to 'befriend and attend' what is happening in our nervous system or emotional world and then act form choice rather than habit. Instead of being stuck on autopilot we can pause, connect inside and then act form our inner place of wisdom.
We evolved in community, talking together, learning from and with and acting together as a whole. When we are connected we are stronger, we have greater resilience and our possibility for growth is exponential. These practices have a strong intention to build an 'Inner resilience' community, where we can practice together and move from discovery of the practices to mastery. From the place of mastery we can share these practices with our friends, family or colleagues and help them also build their resilience to meet the inevitable ups and downs of daily life.
When we remember the breath, when we strengthen our nervous system, when we take time each day to pause and sense in, and when we are surrounded by community it provides the necessary internal and external conditions to act from our inner gift. When we are in this gift, sometimes called 'the flow' we are firmly rooted in our body and life is at its most wonderful.
The word integrate comes from the Latin, 'to make whole.' When we integrate these practices, together, we have found that life becomes 'whole', firmly rooted in the qualities of presence, compassion, centredness, joyfulness and creativity.