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01 Aug TRUST

“Accept what is and trust in the timing of your life…”

 

Uncertainty can be scary. The future, the unknown, the unpredictable and uncontrollable can be terrifying.

 

Yet it is a completely normal, adaptive and protective element of the human condition to be constantly forecasting ahead. We build internal models of the world based off our knowledge and prior experiences to try to predict what will happen next.

 

It is somewhat ironic that this very mechanism, adapted to allow us to prepare for threats and make plans to achieve our long-term goals, can cause so much discomfort. But when we begin to reframe these feelings in our mind…the unease becomes a stirring, bubbling ball of energy, the unknown becomes opportunity and the uncontrollable opens up endless and unimagined possibilities.

 

Surrender to the unfolding process of life. Let go and trust in the universe to show up exactly the way it is supposed to, beyond your own ideas. Let go of needing to know all of the details before opening your heart. Just open your heart and say to the world, “I’m ready for whatever you throw at me”.

 

Our experiences shape who we are. Who you are at this very moment is different to the person you were this morning, yesterday, last week. Who you are now is different to the person you will be tomorrow. All we have is the now and all we can do is live in the present moment. Immersed in the richness of simply experiencing. The minute we let go, detach from an outcome and just simply trust, things start to happen.

 

Trust in this process. Trust that the universe is listening and what you are being served is exactly what you need. Trust that life is unfolding exactly as it is meant to. Trust that you are always supported. To fully trust you must have your own back. Trust in your instincts and be true to yourself. Trust in your own power, beautiful!

 

Trust you are exactly where you need to be. Join our beautiful community and be at Barre Brisbane this month.

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19 Jul ACCEPTANCE

“If you live for people’s acceptance, you will die from their rejection”.

– Lecrae

 

So often we beat around the bush because we are so scared of being rejected by others. We will manipulate situations in order to feel loved, accepted, and approved of; the ultimate desires of human beings. In fact, we humans will do anything to feel the big three — love, acceptance, and approval — even suppress our own truth.

 

Life is here to stretch us. To make us expand beyond our wildest dreams. To remind us of everything we already know deep within. One of the greatest lessons we can learn in life is the art if self-acceptance. To unlearn the practices and conditioning that make us feel small so we can melt back into love – our truth.

 

So let’s all do this together. Let’s all take responsibility for our stuff. Let’s deal with it and move on. Let’s remember our truth. It’s time to come back to the light and choose not to suffer. It’s time to accept that who we are is absolutely perfect and by doing so we inspire the world!

 

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18 May THE FORGOTTEN EXERCISE

“Compassion is not religious business, it is human business, it is not luxury, it is essential for our own peace and mental stability, it is essential for human survival.”

– Dalai Lama

 

Compassion – what does the word mean to you? How would you define it?

 

I like to think of it as having the simple and universal bottom line of “we’re all in this together”. Whatever it means to you, I think we can all agree that, sadly, it is a noticeably-depleting human resource.

 

The good news? You can actually change the plasticity of your brain by training compassion, just like you can train a specific muscle group. Training compassion causes a tendency towards pure altruistic helping as opposed to reciprocity-based helping. That is – you genuinely want to help that person for pure selfless reasons, not just because they helped you first.

 

How do you train your compassion muscle? Simple…use it more often. In today’s hectic world you will get plenty of opportunities. The next time somebody jumps in front of you in the coffee line or beeps their horn at you for taking too long to accelerate at a green light – forgive them. Remind yourself that it’s not their fault that they act the way they do. Instead of reacting from the same egoic place that fuelled their actions, perhaps ask the question; “What does this person need”? Try to see life through their eyes. Who knows what they have just been through. Remember – it’s just another human being on the same journey as you, searching for the same things that all humans are searching for; love and connection.

 

Once your compassion muscle starts to grow, you (and even those around you) can begin to enjoy the benefits: resilience, motivation, calm, stress mitigation, a feeling of righteousness – basically a better person in a better community.  Ultimately, this practice aims at cultivating feelings of benevolence towards all human beings, because let’s be honest – we all just want to get along! Start your training today.

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24 Mar STOP, REFLECT & CELEBRATE!

We created Barre Brisbane because we wanted to bring like-minded people together, because we know how much juicier life is when you allow yourself to truly connect, support and inspire one another. We don’t have to do life alone and sometimes it’s much more fun when you can share it and celebrate it with others.

 

As our first birthday quickly approaches, it’s the perfect time to stop, reflect and celebrate. Which is why we have made a commitment to celebrate something every single day for 31 days. When you consciously choose to celebrate you create memorable moments – and we promise you it will make a huge difference to how you feel!

 

“People of our time are losing the power of celebration. Instead of celebrating we seek to be amused or entertained. Celebration is an active state, an act of expressing reverence or appreciation. To be entertained is a passive state–it is to receive pleasure afforded by an amusing act or a spectacle…. Celebration is a confrontation, giving attention to the transcendent meaning of one’s actions.”

― Abraham Joshua Heschel

 

We want to challenge you to celebrate your unique greatness (whatever that looks like for you) for the entire month of March. We are not just talking about celebrating big goals like buying your first home, starting a new business venture or having a child…celebrate ALL the little things that happen, like sharing random acts of kindness, diving into the ocean, letting go of an idea that no longer serves you, lovingly moving your body at the barre, drinking nourishing green smoothies and choosing to show up as your best self. These precious small-scale moments are equally as important to celebrate as the big ones. They are truly powerful and necessary if you want to embody your true self to allow yourself to expand into your full potential.

 

Go on – open that big beautiful heart of yours. Feel that flow of energy; be vulnerable and shine brightly!

 

Let’s do this together barre babes!

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