CENTRE YOURSELF

Preparing for spiritual exercises; hatha yoga; meditations; visualizations; inner work; even morning pages ought to include … the gentle, grounding process of settling into a mindful state.

Centering, prior to any practice that is intended to strengthen and uplift the spirit, culminates in superior results … often with less effort.

 

WHAT TO DO — CENTRE YOURSELF

In matters of spirit, other than assuming a mindful state, a centering practice is largely a set of personal preferences that are exercised consistently and in a lightly ceremonial manner.

 

• Turn off all distractions including phones, TV, radio, computer …

• Adjust the temperature to your personal preference

• Sit or lie quietly and relax your body

• Close your eyes

• Invite (mentally) a trusted spiritual leader to be present

• Remind yourself that you are safe

• Decide to be open

• Take 3 slow, full breaths that start from deep inside

• Decide to fully embrace what you are about to undertake

• Set your intention for whatever you are about to do

 

THE LAST 2%

• Experiment with various Centering components. Decide on a system that works for you. Repeat your personalized Centering ritual at every opportunity for a cumulative effect.