Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy
cathy_edgett

Sensory Awareness -


As part of the Sensory Awareness study group, I committed to 20 minutes a day of "sensing."   Now, I love that, and yet, as it becomes something on my list, I find myself balking at giving myself something so pleasurable and leading to ease.  I must admit I am aware of it throughout the day, and, have felt the difference, and I feel this place of guilt as though I am not fulfilling my commitment with a clear 20 minutes each day.

I speak with Lee today, the leader, and she points out that it is important that I do honor the 20 minutes.  She then suggests I could do it ten minutes in the morning, and ten minutes in the evening.  How do I wake up?  How does breath come in?   What wants to stretch?   At night, how do I meet the bed?   How do I let go of the day and transfer to a place of lying on the bed, and preparation for sleep?

Last night I decided to again read The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying.   I know that each breath is a dipping into that, a living and dying, a receiving and letting go.   Coincidentally, this morning Lee read a passage to me from the book.    I will see if I can find it and place it here, but the gist is how easy this can be.  

    When water in a glass or lake is still, the particles fall, and the water is clear. 

  
  May today bring each of us stillness and clarity, which leads to a richer mulch of  mud in which to anchor the lotus flower as it rises and greets.



Subscribe

  • Return -

    I haven't been here in awhile and I return today to learn there is a "new post editor". I start to try it and then go back to the old. I am…

  • It's Morning!

    I've been here at Live Journal since October, 2005. I started it to keep in touch with family and friends as I went through cancer treatment.…

  • The sun is shining!

    Where I live the sun is shining and the buds have popped out so the plum trees are waving white. We've had months of rain, record breaking rain and…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 0 comments