Breathe and feel light traveling into all your spaces, breathe out darkness. Take stock of your physical being, breathe out feel yourself relax deeper. Inhale and be at peace with your emotional, spiritual, physical self. Exhale become settled in this place at this time – nothing else matters. Set up a wonderful experience, all things come together – be focused, connected, in tune with ourselves and the universe. At the beginning of every session we start by clearing the mind of unnecessary thoughts – the ones that do not serve us well. They get played over and over with no resolve, cause stress and negativity; let that all go… Why do we wait for a designated time to allow this to happen? Why is this peace reserved for only an hour of our day? Shouldn’t we want this all the time, every hour, every breath? YES!
We move through life rushing from task to task, allowing our minds to play an endless loop of ‘to-dos’, stress and negativity. Never fully appreciating each moment, arriving at our next stop before we fully realize we left the last one. It is easy to get caught up in the mindless activities of living – home, work, meals, commute all become routine. We find ourselves looking forward to the next big thing – a party, a trip, a date night…and we build it up for perfection. We go through the motions of daily life anticipating that big thing and allowing all the little things to pass us by. Life is not meant to be lived waiting for the perfect moments, the big things – it is comprised of the imperfect moments and all the little things.
Big things come once in a while, let not the little things slip past.
The things that count, the moments we live for – the hugs heading out to the school bus, the sighs over muddy paw prints, the laughter over a cup of tea. The more we practice presence in every moment the more we notice perfection in every moment. Sure, I love big things when they come along; but I live for the little things. The completely unscripted, unplanned, and chaotic things that make life worth living and full of love.
We close by once again quieting the mind, noting the small shifts in who we are now from when we began and we appreciate those shifts. Many clients tell me how nice it would be if they could feel this way every day and the good news is – You can! You simply need to take a moment, take a breath and be present. Next time the alarm goes off in the morning, before jumping out of bed and into the day – take a moment. Breathe into every space of your body, wake it all up, feel more alive with each breath in and more grounded, preparing for your day with each breath out. Don’t let that moment pass you by. Next time you find yourself aggravated in line at the coffee shop, grocery store, traffic, wherever – take a moment. Breathe in and feel light, breath out and let go, breath in peace for yourself, breathe out peace to everyone around you. Next time things don’t go perfectly – take a moment. Breathe in all the wonderful blessings in your life, breathe out frustration at the current situation, breathe in grace and kindness, breathe out unmet expectations.