The day is rich with texture and sound, even though it is quiet. My surroundings move and pulse, yet the activity is invisible, internal. It is sensed, not seen, the work of natural forces I walk among endlessly, often without noticing.
Today is different. As my physical body gently drops into a fluid congestion, I become more attentive. With the clarity of decreased capacity, I slow down so that I might search out moments of connection – with my heart, with all my body – so that I can focus more directly on what is needed.
I pray that I may manifest this awareness more fully in my life, to move into acceptance and pleasure even in the face of distress. Our lives are filled with sensations: may I find peace and healing in them all.