Shhh… hear the sound of silence?
It’s my mindfulness class at Duke Integrative Medicine and we’re sitting in the circle “watching” our breath, letting go of the noise from the yoga class next door and being gentle with ourselves when our thoughts overtake us again and again.
This week we also walked mindfully. Heel-toe, heel-toe, inhale-exhale. It requires an enormous amount of concentration. Attention, a lot of attention.
Jeanne van Gemert, a mind body therapist and former sculptor is our instructor. I worked with Jeanne for a year or so to get past my financial abundance issues (still working on that). Her energy is calm and relaxing, generous and open.
It’s wonderful to be in her presence. The practice of mindfulness – a conscious effort to stay present in the moment within your own body – brings me back to a place that is calming for my ADD mind.
It reminds me of Who I Really Am. I am not the crazed running-around woman trying to do everything, to get things done while chasing perfection.
I am. I just am. So are you. You are enough, just breathing in and out. In and out. You are alive. Whoo baby! How great is THAT?
More updates as I move through these weeks of refocusing my energy where it does the most good…within me.