I ask myself this morning, what is real?

I pause

I slow

I breathe

.

.

.

quietly

.

.

and begin to notice my immediate surroundings

.

.

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I tune in to the senses of my body

to be fully human is to live and experience life with and through the body.

senses are real

senses bring you in to this moment

now

.

.

.

thoughts come in

.

.

.

what about the thoughts that come in?

.

.

.

thoughts are harmless

unless you believe them

then thoughts are capable of destroying

everything

that is now

.

.

.

I breathe

.

.

.

I realize my thoughts are not real

thoughts bring back yesterday

and make tomorrow a story that drags the past back to the

now

.

.

.

yesterday and tomorrow do not exist

now

.

.

.

how do I be in this moment; yet be in the real world?

I S L O W

D

O

W

N

.

.

.

and breathe

.

.

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bringing the focus to my bodily senses

.

.

.

I see with my eyes

smell with my nose

I taste with my mouth and tongue

and hear with my ears

.

.

.

I become aware of what is around me

I touch my surroundings

.

.

.

I stroke my arm

wiggle my toes

touch a tree

or a chair

.

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“my body is a safe place to be” I say out loud

I feel the corners of my mouth lift in the hint of a smile

I breathe

.

.

.

my smile brightens

my world

the world I live in

I am you

we are love

finding our way home

to peace

.

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Smile

.

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and breathe

.

.

.

Love ❤️

Note to reader:

This meditation was written and experienced on my way home from brunch on a sunny Sunday afternoon. We all suffer. We are all trauma survivors. Let’s enjoy this one precious life shall we? Let’s stay present to what is now.

Being present takes practice, over and over again, catching our mind as it goes backwards and forwards like a pendulum swinging, deciding our fate for us. We are not only our mind! We are our sweet delicious body and soul too! Soften into forgiveness of you. And remember to breathe 😊 life is sweet!

Sat Nam

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