~ life bubbling under the surface ~
Have you ever felt so exhausted that you simply couldn't do anything and being still, sitting or lying flat down was the only thing you could manage.
While lying down, or while sitting still, did you notice the sensations running inside your body, or around your body? Like little rivers the energies within run up and down, and all around. Did you feel overwhelmed when you noticed the rhythms of your heart?
- Breathe in... one ... two ... three... pause...
- Breathe out... one ... two ... three... pause...
... You got this! Everything that you feel now could either go against you if out of control, or it could work for you, if you take the reins in your hands. These are your inner resources - your feelings, your emotions, your bodily sensations, the tingling and buzzing of streams of energies running up and down and all around your body - are all yours. It's a minefield or resources.
If you feel unwell during stillness, keep your eyes open or lower the gaze.
Have you tried to practice the above when talking with someone?
- your bodily sensations, your temperature, your speech, your breath, your skin
- their speech, their mannerism of talking, their gestures, their voice
While noticing and tracking all the above, are you able to put some story together, some type of links and connections? Do you notice change in your due to all this tracking and noticing?
During this process, do you feel an overwhelm on some level?
Sit with that sensations if you can and see where it takes you.
If you cannot stay with it, if you cannot tolerate it, think how you could engage and reach in ... towards your inner resources, and how you could make use of them. It's like being a gardener who all of a sudden discovers that he or she has plenty of crop... under the surface.
So much life bubbling ...
Photo: curtesy to Cottonbro Studio