Feeling Present

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Today’s meditation: being present–whatever that entails.

Feeling whatever needs to be felt: the sun on my face, the fresh cool air, joy at being on vacation (my first break in the schedule since arriving in Cairo), even exhaustion–today, having the luxury to feel tired at midday, I took myself to bed to take what might be too long to be considered a nap.

Makes me think about how modern day to day living doesn’t often give us the opportunity to feel the body. We aren’t allowed to feel tired, at least not in the middle of the day.

And we self medicate with coffee , candy bars, and other energizing substances.

We numb ourselves from feeling tired and consequently steal from ourselves the opportunity to rest. And it’s not just us, the world we live in supports and, often times, enforces this craziness.

Just thinking how I don’t always allow myself to feel tired and how being on vacation gives me the license to, not just feel it, but address it in a healthy positive way.

So today: cultivating feeling feelings.

Photo: Feeling the joys of morning. Sinai Sunrise over the mountains of Saudi Arabia and the Red Sea. Naweiba, Egypt.

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3 thoughts on “Feeling Present

  1. Hi Kaz, I was able to attend several of your classes in Yoga Manila. I was looking at the Ashtanga Institute site when I saw your name as one of the teachers here in the Philippines. Just wanted to say hello and your photo above is sooo amazing. It’s as if you can feel the cool sun rays of the morning sun ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope I’d get to attend your classes when you return here. Are you mostly based in Boracay now? I’d like to get in touch with you as I wanted to start to be trained as a Yoga teacher as well and on top of it, travelling as well. :))

      • Cool! In the meantime, I’m practicing more and getting back in shape. Going in and out of the country, stressed out at work and no discipline in eating got me heavy and now seem to be back as beginner all over again ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Looking forward to meet you again. ๐Ÿ™‚

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