Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Returning to the present moment

Today I stumbled upon a site called The Positivity Blog that looks really, really interesting. I browsed for a bit in the archives and came across a posting entitled "8 Ways to Return to the Present Moment". Here are the first two:
1. Focus on what’s right in front of you.

Or around you. Or on you. Use your senses. Just look at what’s right in front of you right now. Listen to the sounds around you. Feel the fabric of your clothes and focus on how they feel. For the last three days the dark winter seems to have left us here in Sweden. It’s been clear skies and sunshine all the time. So I have been using the unexpected light and warmth of the sunshine on my skin to reconnect with the moment.

2. Focus on your breathing.

Take a couple of dozen belly breaths and just focus your mind on your inhaling and exhaling. This will align you with the present moment once again. You can learn more about belly breathing
in this article.
I do recommend that you explore the site if you have the time. Lots of good stuff there.

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