The House We Live In — Treating Our Bodies Well, For Presence Sake!
It’s 7 AM. I go to sit down on the round white carpet that’s laid out at the foot of my bed. I close my eyes and immediately, feel a sense of relief. “Home”, I say to myself. My consciousness, my heart, my everything is right here in this very moment. There’s nothing I need to do here, no one I need to be, nothing I need to say. I’m just here, experiencing this moment exactly as it is.
I take some time to move my awareness down my whole being, starting from the crown of my head. I notice it’s a little worn out from how busy it’s been recently, so I take a moment to breathe deeply into that space, almost as if I’m apologizing to it for the times I didn’t give it enough attention.
Next, I bring my awareness down to my throat. There’s some tension here, so I breathe into that space, too. Next, I feel my heart. It’s powerful, overwhelming, almost painful, but I know I can handle it. I stay here for a while. My breath continues to flow in and out, and as I move deeper into this space, I feel a love that reminds me of why I’m here, why we’re all here — to share this love with each other in this lifetime.
I continue to move my awareness down my whole body, and each time I get to a different body part, I notice a new sensation or feeling that I’ve never felt before. It’s exciting and it’s interesting and I stay curious the whole time. It’s a journey — this awareness, this experience, this life.
The reason I treat my body so well isn’t to look good in a bikini — it’s because it gives me the ability to experience this life for what it is truly meant to be experienced for, love.
So, as I sit here, nestled comfortably in between the bed and the dresser, I take a moment to recognize the stillness that sits within my body. I take a moment to appreciate this complete and utter presence — my body’s ability to be here now, and with hardly any effort.
I end my practice thinking to myself, “I’m so grateful I get to live here, in this house, every single day”.