We practice breathing, mental focus, body connection, and mindfulness for many reasons—to boost physical health, to promote mental well-being, to learn how to relax, to come back to center. Practice sharpens the tools in your toolkit. When everything feels uncertain, out of control, and unpleasant, if we have cultivated a steady practice, it is easier to ground, to center, and to be present with clarity and strength.
In mindful presence,
Here. Right here, right now,
bring your mind to this place and time.
Invite it, even if it resists, to sit and witness what it is to be alive.
Let there be no ulterior motive in this moment but to be.
Rest on the waves of breath and choose to experience all of it.
Let thoughts float through and leave again,
as the mind slowly settles like snow inside a shaken paperweight.
This is all there is.
Here. Right here and now.
Lori Furbush teaches Qigong, Yoga, Reiki, & Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). She weaves MINDFULNESS & RELAXATION into every moment.