In our busy lives we often forget the present moment. We lose touch with what our thoughts, feelings and sensations might be telling us, and they might be telling us that something needs to change.
I invite you to spend just three minutes getting back in touch with these thoughts, feelings and sensations, and I would be interested to hear how you got on.
Sit for a moment and let your breathing be the anchor to hold you in the present. Just notice your breath, and do not try to change anything. As you breathe –
The most important aspect of this exercise is your experience of it. If you experience thoughts of ‘mumbo jumbo nonsense’, a sensation like a tight steel ball in the pit of your stomach, or feelings of anger, that is already giving you more awareness than you may have been experiencing before the exercise. Give it a try. I would be interested to hear how you experience it.
Chris Warren-Dickins BACP Registered Counsellor
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