Family Relationships

Join other women in the sandwich generation - share ideas and solutions as you learn to nourish family relationships without starving yourself.

Friday, April 06, 2007

I was running late for yoga this morning and arrived just as the class was beginning. I quickly laid down my mat and tried to get into the process. But a myriad of thoughts kept vying for space in my head. The question I wasn't able to push aside so easily was: what activity allows me to clear my mind and truly be in the moment?

I eventually focused on the instructor and my breathing, paid attention to my body and the poses - and before I knew it I was into the rhythm. Next week I'll be sure not to rush and I have no doubt that will get me off to a less cerebral start.

More importantly, how do you take care of yourself? What do you do that's so engrossing everything else pales in comparison and, at the moment, nothing matters. Let us know and we'll post your ideas next week.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

The beach at low tide does it for me - walking near the water on the hard-packed sand, listening to the sound of the waves, finding half buried sand dollars.

10:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Being with my grandchildren is a zen state - they are fascinated by the smallest wonders and that forces me to slow down and pay attention to the world around me.

7:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think I truly feel "in the moment" when I am participating in religious services. I love knowing that I have a special connection with the congregation around me singing in one voice. I am moved to reach out and bond with the other souls there. I don't look at my watch - I just enjoy being at one with the universe.

8:59 AM  

Post a Comment

<< Home