CENTERING SPACE…TAKING TIME FOR BEING…SELF REFLECTION
Once the civilization
Is accepted that even
Between the closest
Infinite distances continue to exist.
A wonderful living
Side by side can grow up
If they succeed in living
The distances between them,
Which makes it possible
To see the other –
Whole against the sky. Rilke
Question: As I reflect on my life’s activities this week or day, I ask myself, what is new for me? Where there new Insights? Did I experience any breakthroughs?
I center myself. Clearing a space within, I breathe deeply and move into my center. After calming my mind, I review the way I lived the past day, week or month. I allow myself to feel the sensations and feelings that are awakened in me. I select the strongest sensation and feeling that attracts me because it has something for my growth.
If a recent incident dominates my inner world and it calls to me to write about it so as to come to peace, I analyze it.
I allow the sensations and feelings to fill me. I become aware of how I feel about it now. I name the sensations (physical, emotional, mental) and write them down. I allow myself to become present to the all those feelings and let them grow. I stay with those feelings as long as I feel them resonating. I note where I feel it in my body and write in full sentences. I follow the sensations and write about what emerges without judging. I write until I’m empty of sensations.
I read directly from my written text while staying in touch with my sensations/feelings during our conversation.
I note what sensations/feelings have stirred in me in my growth as I read my written reflection. I then as ask myself the question, what was new for me?