However we sit, whenever we sit, the decision to take some time for ourselves, to soften with our own experience of being alive, deserves a measure of respect.
Take some time, deliberation and care in the very act of taking your seat: settle into your posture, bringing awareness to the contact of your body with whatever is supporting you: feet on floor, bum on cushion.
The more we attend to gathering our attention in our own grounded corporeal solidity, the easier it will be to turn, when we choose to, to the movement of our breath. ‘Clearing a space’ for ourselves in this way, honouring the process and intention behind mindfulness practice, gives us pause from the perpetual forward press of our lives.
There is no greater gift that we can give to ourselves.
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