60 Seconds For Time Out Tuesday. Solid and Grounded. A Practice.
by Diane Wyzga | December 15, 2020 | 60 Seconds, Podcast | 0 comments
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Some days I feel like the stories are just not there to share. Maybe you feel this way, too. Agitated, not solid, vulnerable.
My teacher Thich Nhat Hanh would point to the trees and say,
“When you look at the tree during the storm you can see that the top of the tree is not solid. You can only see the tiny branches and a number of leaves on the top of the tree swaying back and forth under the effect of the wind. You have the impression that the tree is very vulnerable but if you look down to see the big branches and the trunk of the tree you see that the tree is strongly rooted in the ground. The impression that the tree is vulnerable will vanish. You see that the tree is much more solid than it looks at the top. We are like that too.”
Practical tip: If you feel agitated, not solid, vulnerable you can practice to get solid again. The stability of the body will help bring about the stability of the mind. Sit in a stable position and practice: Breathing in I see myself as grounded, breathing out I feel solid.
And so you will become.
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Music: Mer’s Waltz from Crossing the Waters by Steve Schuch & Night Heron Music
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