I sat at my desk chair this morning and immediately felt happier, uplifted.
It is simply because I am using my son’s chair which is higher than mine, but I am surprised – though I shouldn’t be – how much better this chair’s height matches my natural style of sitting.
I can feel my spine, straight. I notice my shoulders normally relaxed. I mentally create and tick off a check list: feet – underneath knees, bent, willing to take the reign and simply be it.
Recently I have been totally out of whack emotionally. It has been one of those “sprint out of the here and now to fixate on the ‘what might happen’ ”. Even though I know better, even though I literally tried to drag my thoughts in a different direction, I failed.
Today is brand new. The sun is low in the sky, the children are ensconced in school and today, as much of the day as possible, I want to fully experience my work and my creativity as deeply and profoundly as possible.
Yesterday my racing mind was barreling down the “what might happen” railroad track. Now my mantra for today is “Be here now” which I understand comes from Ram Dass. I had heard the name, but didn’t realize how different he was when he first started teaching the concepts of presence back in the 1970’s.
Giving myself the gift of presence, blessing myself to be here now today, allows me to create and work and play and organize and plan without worry about anything but this. Exact. Space. And. Time.
In what ways will you practice being present today in your work, play, organization, creativity?
What will you do to implement “Be here now” to each aspect of your life?
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