Five Minutes ...
After five minutes on that first day, I was a little calmer. After working my way up to ten, fifteen and then twenty minutes in the coming months, I felt a deeper sense of calm and was centered and grounded for the entire day. A daily prayer was added along with yoga stretches, journaling and visioning. After a year on my velvet pillow twice a day now, my fears dissolved and I was now dreaming again, joyous and filled with compassion for both myself and my former spouse. My heart had healed.
My daily practice has morphed into a lifestyle. My twenty to forty minutes twice a day on a now tattered pillow is the soul food that sustains me. I can't imagine beginning or ending my day in any other way.
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