This week my slight variation on another beautiful invitation to presence and awareness from Richard Faulds: Centering: Here. Right here, right now, bring your mind [body, heart] to this place and time. Invite it, even if it resists, to sit and witness what it is to be alive. Let there be no ulterior motive in this moment but to be. Rest in the waves of breath and choose to experience all of it. Let thoughts [sensations, emotions] float through and leave again, as the mind [body, heart] slowly settles like snow inside a shaken paperweight. This is all there is. Here. Right here and now.
Misha Butot RCSW, ERYT 500 is a longtime clinical social worker and senior yoga teacher living in Victoria, BC