My word of the year is EMBODIMENT and each month I try to let the word soak deeper into my being through reading, listening, and seeing where and how it resonates with me. I am enjoying savoring the word and its meaning in my life.
For this month, I've been focusing on these questions as I work on moving out of my head and into my body: When I feel most myself... Where am I? Who am I with? What am I doing? What am I wearing? The answers to these questions have almost always brought me outside into nature, in the woods or on a lake or down a path, comfortably dressed, alone or with a friend, with no headphones to block the sounds or distract from the sights. Other times, I am in my bed, under a fluffy, white down comforter, in my jammies, puppies by my side, reading a book or gazing out the window. My hair up in a messy bun, my clothes comfortable and roomy, I am doing something that engages me and takes me away from my thoughts of past or future, and I am alone or in the presence of a loved one. This month I am stopping to think about the ways I can drop out of my head and into my body. I am engaging in the present moment, appreciating its sights, sounds, textures, colors, and scents, and enjoying the company of my authentic Self. Photo: My Place for Peace, Flemington, NJ. 1.2.23 by LA
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