This afternoon I went for a walk. It was not a great day (36 and gray), and so I thought I would use the walk as a way to try and get in touch with my own center. It has been admittedly a difficult week. As I walked I began to develop a set of phrases that I used as a tool to get in touch with my inner self. I walked, and breathed, and repeated the phrases. And it made a difference.
I began to feel the tightness and anxiety lighten, and a sense of warmth and openness emerge. A sense of being connect with God, and yes, even myself. The phrases were loosely based on the metta phrases that come out of the Buddhist tradition. I framed them in the context of my Christian faith, but one could change the first two phrases in many ways, to fit many different forms of spirituality.
At any rate, I thought I might share them. Play with them. See if they might have some meaning for you.
May I find the Christ within