Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Word Wednesday

I'm been thinking about sharing this little thing I do with you all. Sometimes I choose a word for the day that I feel could be helpful to me to focus on at different times during the day. I don't find that I make time for any formal meditation or relaxation exercises, but focusing on one word helps me lower my blood pressure in the moment. The most frequent ones I use are "breath, relax, compassion, focus, flower... " You get the picture. Somehow it seems manageable to bring a single word to the forefront of my mind through out the day. And here's the weird thing. It centers me. It takes me out of the chaos, and suddenly I am more present. My disclaimer is that two minutes later I may be harried again. It's not a cure all, but the power of the mind is phenomenal and directly linked to our physiological state. I haven't really researched this technique, but for me, it works. There are no rules; I just made it up. Try it and let me know what you think. I'm interested in hearing. So... today's word is balance.


Melissa said...

Oh, I gotcha on this one. We did hypnobirthing for our last babe, and even though he ended up being a section after all, those words (release and peace) kept me sane through the 52 hours of labor, the surgery, the sleepless nights-- and even now I use them repeatedly whenever I feel the wave coming on top of me... the mind is an incredibly powerful thing.

Cheryl Arkison said...

My word today is boredom. I like yours better.