By Lauren Catanese
Have you taken a pause in your life recently? A good one; whatever moment you find yourself in you shift your focus from what your mind is thinking and pay attention to your senses. Looking around, what do you see, hear, smell, feel? And really take it in. It’s a grounding experience! Not with you in this moment. Not in your control, power, awareness, it’s only what is right in front you that matters. So find yourself in this space, this new seat of perspective; and then soften. Breathe and soak it in. What brings you peace? What are you grateful for? What makes you smile? What fills your heart with love? With life’s distractions from social media to responsibilities, moments of just being are fleeting. So whenever you can, when you can remember to, take the time to be where you are. Soaking in the moment. Feeling it in its entirety. Being present and giving whomever you with your full presence. Not fragments of you that are talking but really focused on something else. Truly connect to the moment you are in. This deepens your existence. This brings width and depth. This adds a sweetness to your journey. Life becomes more and more about cherishing each moment however small it may be, and it changes the pace, adds meaning. So wherever you are, really be there. And don’t forget to say thanks to the creator for making it so.
Three ways to connect…
- Find a peaceful place, one that makes you happy. Get comfortable. Close your eyes. Let your body lightly shake off any tensions. Breathe. Stay here. Keep breathing. Follow your breath that’s it.
- We are blessed to live near the beautiful beach we do. Take a walk, barefoot in the sand for at least 20 minutes. This is called “grounding” where the electrical charges from the earth have many positive effects on our bodies.
- Check in with yourself. Finding a place where you won’t be distracted or interrupted. Closing your eyes if that helps or grabbing a journal and pen. And being asking yourself questions. “What does my body want me to know right now?” “How am I feeling?” “What do I want for myself today?” “What’s one thing I can do today to show myself I love me?” “What is one thing I can do towards my dreams?” “What am I grateful for?” “What do I need most right now and what can I do to get it?” Ask these questions and you will get answers. Follow the soft spoken voice, that’s your intuitive voice. And keep the conversation going. You know more about yourself and what you need than you realize.