Archive for December, 2007
The Gift of Presence
When we are completely present in this moment, we are connected to our true selves.
(this means not thinking about yesterday or tomorrow, just now)
* We are clear and focused
* We can hear, see and feel new things
* We feel JOY
This is when we are able to truly BE there for our family, friends, and coworkers.
And isn’t this what we all want in life? Isn’t this what our children are searching for?
At this holiday season when your list is so long you are out of control, STOP your mind from controlling you. Don’t worry so much about the gifts you have to buy yet. Give the simplest gift – Your presence.
Print this out and carry it with you as a reminder.
Let’s begin by getting comfortable in our chairs.
Take a slow breath or two, and gently close the eyes.
Now take a deep breath when you are ready, hold it for a moment, then let it all out and see, in your mind’s eye, all the tension leaving you now as a fine grey mist.
Another deep breath, letting even more tension leave you now, as you begin to feel more and more relaxed.
Remind yourself that it is okay to relax here, in this place and at this time. There is no other place you have to be right now, nothing else you have to do right now.
You can relax, fully and completely.
Now take a last deep breath, hold it, then let it all out and just resume normal breathing again.