Be Where You Are by Mary Cuneo

Translation available in Spanish

Recently, waiting for the traffic light to turn green, the urgent thought “better hurry up!” came, with its familiar twinges of anxiety. I spontaneously took an impression of myself as I sat there, trying to hurry while sitting still: mind, convinced I should be closer to my destination than I was, and that somehow I was wrong to be where I was and not somewhere else; feelings, afraid of being late, critical of myself; and body, generally constricted, breathing shallowly, pronounced tension in belly and shoulders.

Fortunately, the Breema principle of “No Hurry/No Pause”came to mind, inspiring me to do as I do when doing Self-Breema or giving someone a Breema session—get the mind to drop its concept (“I should be elsewhere at this time”) by asking it to take on the task of registering the presence of the body. I did that, was nurtured by it, and felt grateful to be alive.

Mary Cuneo is a staff  Instructor at the Breema Center.

Ongoing online Self-Breema classes can be found at breema.com/eventsPracticing Self-Breema is both nurturing and energizing, and supports physical flexibility and vitality, mental clarity, and emotional balance.  Visit breemaclinic.com to experience a one-on-one Self-Breema session, first session is free.

During this period, the Breema Center is also offering Self-Breema class videos online @ breema.com/doselfbreema. Each video class is a unique opportunity to apply and experience Breema’s Nine Principles of Harmony and become more present. 

 

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