Day 9 – I was unable to sit this morning so although I did sit earlier at the center before I led an Open Way Sanghas board meeting and even though in an hour I will be leaving to return back to the center for our weekly Monday night Be Here Now Sangha group I did my six minutes just now in order to keep my daily practice going. And since I went from doing the laundry at the laundry mat to the board meeting to volunteering with hospice to finishing up our taxes with our tax guy and am worn out I opted to practice laying down meditation instead of sitting meditation. It was quite lovely. Ya know, there’s no hard and fast rule that says you can’t lay down and meditate :)
Being in tune with our body and knowing how to listen to its signs of needing rest, food, water, playfulness, exercise, or other forms of nourishment is an important practice. It is easy to ignore our bodies and to feed it in ways that are not beneficial to our overall health and well being. Our minds and bodies are not separate but indeed very much connected. If our physical body is not in harmony and balance our mind will reflect that and vice versa. Let us take good care of ourselves in body and mind so that they in turn can take good care of us. Listen carefully, our bodies and minds are telling us everything we need to know in order to care for them.