Next week we’ll move on to practices you might consider during your day but today is another morning practice, a check-in. Something to consider, explore.
Before getting out of bed,… pause…
What do you notice in your body? What do you feel? How do you feel?
Based on that, what might be your intention going forward for the day?
Do you feel tired? Perhaps that means a day of more rest. Doing just a little. Taking it easy and giving yourself a break from all you had planned. Maybe, do less.
Do you feel pretty good? Well rested? Maybe this will be a day you have more energy, less pain. What might that mean for you today?
Maybe you decide to sit and meditate for a few minutes. Prayer, may be a practice that is helpful to you. Reading a poem, might make sense to you. It might be through meditation, prayer or reading you gain some insight into how you feel.
You might still be unsure.
Feelings can be difficult to figure out. What tells you, you’re feeling depleted? Or rested? Or anxious, stressed out? Energized?
What do you feel in your body and where do you feel it? For many reasons we tend to spend a lot of time in our head, mind, with our thoughts. Listening to the signals and sensations of your body, might provide some other clues. For instance, how do you know you’re thirsty? Hungry? Tired? In love?
Tomorrow we’ll add in some movement which is another way in, to this noticing.