A Practice of Feeling Peace
The Institute of Heartmath has done extensive research to develop a theory that when all of our organs are working together in simultaneous rhythm, our minds and our emotions tend to be more stable. More specifically, when the rhythm of our heartbeat remains even, we are able to think more clearly and feel more present in every moment and in every action. This is called entrainment. This is a quick, easy practice that will help you familiarize yourself with entrainment and you can use this in any situation as a way to focus on the present moment.
- Find a quiet, comfortable place to sit, where you will not be disturbed.
- Begin by making yourself comfortable and begin to notice your breathing. You can do this with your eyes open or closed. Breathe normally and smoothly, without straining to take deep breaths, and notice how it feels to be present and aware of your body. If your mind begins to wander, gently bring your focus back to your breath.
- Move your awareness over your body, and notice how you are feeling as you sit. Move through your body, from your toes, up through your legs, to your torso and through your head, and just take stock of how you feel. Focusing on your breath, notice what emotions are present right now.
- Keeping your focus on your breath, allow yourself to become aware of your heart. As you do this, remember a specific event or a specific person that brings you a sense of appreciation. Allow that feeling of appreciation to wash over your being as you sit. If your mind begins to wander, gently refocus on your breath, and return to your feeling of appreciation.
Weekly Summary. Language of Life.
Sunday. Grace. Ill will or grace?
Monday. Always Learning. What do you see?
Tuesday. Purpose. Born with purpose
Wednesday. Mission. We all have one.
Thursday. Valued. Seen and appreciated.
Friday. Do Right. It’s always time to do it right