Stay Tuned In
Centering on Intention
Every spiritual tradition offers a way to “tune in” to the spirit. From Zen Buddhist practice to the Christian “centering prayer,” the key to a contemplative experience is awareness and intention. For instance, many yogis do a short prayer before driving, to set the intention for a safe trip and to bring awareness to their activity. Just as you might chant to center yourself before yoga class, you can “tune in” to yourself as you perform your daily duties. Even doing a short prayer or blessing before eating can bring new awareness and gratitude to this simple task.
As you go through your day, take a few minutes to close your eyes and center on your breath. Tune in to your body and send healing light and energy to places of tension or stress. As you learn to make “tuning in” a natural part of your life, you will find that the spirit of intentional living will follow you through the day. You will feel more attuned to your environment and to your inner voice. As they say on television, “stay tuned in” for the gift of awareness that will come to you!
Recommended: The Ease of Being – Guided Meditations for Centering and Healing by Mary & Richard Maddux (CD)
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