Because you're curious
HOW can we reach a life in balance?
Everything in nature is in motion. Even a mountain has its breath and changes shape over time.
A fetus floats inside the womb, our cells travel, our emotions transform, our thoughts change.
Everything we experience in our life lands in our body, anchors itself in our nervous system.
One key to better understand who we are and to find balance is to tune in to unique sensations in our body through movement and use these sensations as tools to develop awareness of presence and inner safety: embodiment.
"Put your body in motion and your psyche will heal itself."
"Meditation is not a way of making your mind quiet. It is a way of entering into the quiet that is already there - buried under the 50,000 thoughts the average person thinks every day."
The term Mindfulness is commonly used to talk about a practice quieting the mental to be fully present. It is another way to find answers and clarity.
Mindfulness is more than meditation. It is meant to put our full attention in everything we do and not let the panic room of our mental take over.
It helps us take conscious decision while balancing all our centers
We often precipitate our comments in discussions.
Do we actually listen? Or do we wait for the other to finish talking so we can make our point, ''steal'' their thought and place our anecdote, our story, our life? Or worse, do we interrupt the other so we can impose our argument?
If we are lucky enough to have ears to hear, do we actually listen? If we are lucky enough to have eyes to look, do we actually see?
What kind of quality and balance does deep listening and deep seeing bring to our life?
"The practice of deep listening is the practice of open inquiry, without assumption or judgement."
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Journaling is a powerful practice: a mind/hand motion, a vessel that brings the looping movement of our mental outside of our system into the crystalized form that are written words. It has a powerful quality that spoken words don't have.
The writing motion of our thoughts frees our head from their grip.
Nature invites patience, contemplation and compassion. Nature doesn't try to teach us anything. She doesn't have any agenda. She is unconditional love. In nature, we calm down, we ground ourselves, we lose ourselves, we find ourselves, we understand with our hears, our eyes, our hands, our body, our heart.
Through her dance, nature helps us find balance.
"Nature doesn't hurry.
Yet everything is accomplished"
"It takes discipline to be a free spirit"
At the end of our day, at the end of our road, at the end of our life, we won't remember or retain pure mental knowledge, we will forget our body pains or pleasures as well as pure emotions.
What we will keep is the combination of all of the above. An idea, a sensation, where it lands in our body and the emotion connected to it.
It is the whole experience that makes us humans and it becomes a beautiful voyage.