Langsom lørdag i august

Den grønne frø nyder freden og roen i sensommersolens stråler.
Vi mennesker øver os i at være langsomme. At være rolige og afslappede og samtidig 100% vågne og fokuserede.langsomloerdagaugust2018_2

Ja, det må vi øve os på at genlære.

Hvis du ser et barn, et lille barn, op til 3 – 4 års alderen, dette barn er 100% til stede, nærværende. Der er ikke nogen tanker om hverken fortid eller fremtid, der optager barnets sind. Barnet er eet med sig og med verden omkring sig. Barnet ER.
Denne evne til “bare at være” lærer vi ikke at bevare, ikke endnu i hvert fald, i vores efterhånden mangeårige skole- og uddannelsesforløb.

På en langsom lørdag går tiden i stå, alt er som det er og intet skal være anderledes end det er.

Alle sanser er vågne og verden opleves intenst, nærmest magisk.
Nervesystemet regenererer.langsomloerdagaugust2018_1

Vi var tre til stede denne langsomme lørdag i august. Det var en dejlig gruppe og alt nok. Som med så megen anden øvning, så må man øve sig alene – men dejligt er det, når man kan begynde at øve sig sammen med andre.

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Tillid og kærlig venlighed kan opstå.

Tekst Anne Moloney, Foto Bente Ben-Hamadou, opload 26.08.2018

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Loose your mind and come to your senses

This is an old saying from Fritz Perls, “father” of gestalt therapy.

Mindfulness is about this.

Experience the present moment through your senses.

Breathe in – breathe out, focus on breathing

Shift focus to ears and listening, do not interpret, just hear the sounds, as if your were a newborn and knew nothing about which sound is which

Shift focus to eye sight, a soft view on what is there, no interpretation, no judgements, just be neutral and see the colours, the forms, the light

Shift focus to skin, what to you feel through your skin. Room temperature, touch of clothes, just focus on what streams into your awareness through your skin

Shift focus to mouth and taste……..

Shift focus to nose and smell ………

Make yourself a scheme, so that these intervals fit in with your chosen period of practise. For instance 5 min on breathing and 2 min on each sense, that will give you a 15 min period.

 

My mindfulness practice

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Every day I sit and do my practise for 25 minutes. I have done that since 2007, so if we count it up and add the practise from courses and retreats – well it sums up to some 1700 hours in all of practising for my part. They say that if you should really know how to do something you should practise at least 10.000 hours – but anyway, I have done some practise in my time.

I recommend you to find a spot where you sit every time you are doing your practise. It can be a chair or a cushion, something and somewhere that suits you and where you have undisturbed time. Mobile phone turned off, of course.
If you are practising how to swim or how to shoot – whatever – you cannot have your phone on, can you?

I like to have a lit candle and a fresh flower to support me in my practise. So, I recommend you to do the same.

I recommend a completely upright position, no pleasant leaning back in pillows!!  If you actually are very tired, it is better to take a power nap – always be aware of having your needs met.

If you want support for your practise I recommend you to join me on my Silent Saturdays, I run a donations based gift economy and you can follow the link and read more about this possibility for you. Silent Saturdays

 

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