- Published: Monday, 27 July 2015 20:49
Take a moment to settle into this moment as best you can. Take a seat or lie down. Allow your eyes to close, or stay softly open.
Invite yourself to begin by noticing what is--shifting from thinking to awareness, from external to internal. Perhaps you start with noticing your breath and from there, ride the wave of each breath more deeply into your body. Or maybe you begin with a sound, and follow its subtle tones and vibrations more deeply.
Then, start to shift into feeling what is with as much detail as feels comfortable for you. If it feels ok to do so, allow yourself to feel into your body, letting sensation after sensation reveal itself to you. Noticing where tension is, where resistance and clinging are. Notice where is there space and openness too.
See if you can notice the natural gaps and space between breaths, and between movements of your body as your body responds to your breath. Allow time to stop sink into the pauses between the breaths. Learning to find this pause is sacred, as the pause is a tool you can learn to take with you in the moments you are prone to enter into automatic pilot mode, or into habitual ways of being that do not serve you. If you feel uncomfortable or nervous watching your breath, go back to noticing something external like what you see, hear, or touch.