I had a very hard time sitting today. My back was really bothering me and I felt like I had a lead weight pressing me down. So I went with it and laid down. I did some mindful somatic movements and when my back stopped hurting I came to stillness. I focused on my heart center and tried to maintain mindfulness of the present moment.
Here is a poem I love:
Here is a calm so deep, grasses cease waving.The sun shines not on us but in us.The rivers flow not past, but through us,thrilling, tingling,vibrating every fiber and cell of our bodies,making them glide and sing.Nature’s peace will flow into youas sunshine flows into trees.The winds will blow their own freshness into you,and the storms their energy,while cares drop off like autumn leaves.— John Muir
I love the imagery of being so calm that not even grass moves.
Have a good day everyone.