Recently a new friend asked me what helps me be present. At first I wasn’t sure how to respond. Then, as I allowed my mind to wander, the floodgate opened.
A cool breeze. Intimacy. Awareness of my breath. The moon. Gratitude. A delicious latte. Reverence. Snow. Deep conversation. Skiing. Meaningful ceremony. Kundalini yoga. Railroad tracks. Expansive vistas. The Grand Canyon.
My cats. A long, hot shower. With my lover. Dancing. Music that moves me. Aaron Neville. Grief. Sunrise. Sunset. A rushing stream. The ocean. Silence. Tiramisu. Touch. Holding space for someone. Kissing. A compelling movie. A shared tender moment. Sade. Drumming. Vulnerability.
Realizing what helps me be present feels so good to me!
What helps you become super present? I’d love to hear from you.
(Excerpted from my forthcoming book, “Strong from Within: Simple perceptions and practices for transforming crisis into clarity and purpose”)