We are often so caught up trying to 'figure out our problems' that we forget to enjoy this present moment.
So just for a few minutes give your self the opportunity to notice what is here right now.
As you read these words become aware of the sounds all around, the sounds in the distance, also notice the sounds close by. Next become aware of the silence that surrounds and interpenetrates these sounds.
Now for a few moments switch your attention back and forth between what is being heard and not heard including the thoughts in your head.
Next allow yourself to focus on the sensations that are arising in this moment. Could you allow yourself to welcome whatever sensation is being felt in this moment. Could you also welcome the space or absence of sensation that is also present in this moment.
Now can you allow yourself to easily switch back and forth between feeling the sensations and feeling the space that is free of sensations.
When you are ready could you focus on what is being seen in this moment?. Could you allow yourself to welcome what is being seen in this moment?. Next could you allow yourself to become aware of the space that surrounds every object, including the space between the words and letters on this screen.
Could you allow yourself to feel the space all around you in this room.
Now allow yourself to switch your attention between being aware of the space and the objects the are present in this space.
Now allow yourself to focus on a particular problem, and welcome the memory of that problem, with all the sounds, thoughts and feelings that are associaed with that problem.
Next can you allow yourself to become aware of the all your life experience that happens appart from this particular problem.
Now can you allow yourself to welcome the possibility that this problem is not as all consuming as it seemed.
Switch back and forth between the problem and all its associations and also noticing and welcoming what is right here right now.
As you spend time practising
Come and explore more Releasing in blackrock on Saturday December 5'th it will be a great way to prepare for a Christmas of Ease and Joy.
Blackrock Community Centre
Saturday December 5'th
11am - 4pm
Cost €35 per person
To reserve a place
Phone 087 6616800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org