Stillness

whiteI was sitting in a classroom and listened to a clever person talking about the functioning of our muscles, nerves,respiration, brain and the heart. It was as complex as the physiology of a human being could be. When I saw all the pictures I thought about the myriad of connections inside ourselves. I thought of the enormous power of regeneration human body posseses and on the other hand the fragile nature of every single particle. The paradoxical nature of memory or the paradoxical role of fear, for example. The magical influence of our thoughts on our bodily functions. Heavy stuff, the concentration was fading and suddenly it started to snow. I could not stop looking out of the window, the snow flakes were big and soft, the wind was blowing in one direction and very soon everything was white. I could hear the silent landing of snow flakes on the ground. I could even smell the fresh air. It reminded me of the exercise we did yesterday when we tried to awaken all senses by simple visualisation. You can try it too: close your eyes and imagine your mum baking your favourite cake. Enter the room she is in and breathe profoundly, inhaling the evaporating scent of apples and cinnamon or chocolate. Or follow your father while he mows the lawn and smell the freshly cut grass or sit next to him while he repairs a car or paints the fence. It is surprising how easily we can evoke some memories. It could be anything. We often forget to connect ourselves to our bodies and to our senses. It is the simplest way to enjoy the stillness and to listen to ourselves.

When the snow falls down we can put aside the heavy stuff, we can let fade the troubles, hear our heart beat and imagine anything nice, gentle and beautiful.

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