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Being present while playing with my cat or others’ pets. Watching any animal play brings me out of myself and reminds me not to take everything so seriously!
Movement! Walking, bike riding, Essentrics, Iyengar yoga.
Being the quiet sanctuary of nature; breathing deeply the same air that Jesus breathed; watching first light come across my vision.
Movement meditation and breathing exercise. Rituals particularly my morning one. Connected with others particularly the dog.
Just a simple hug. It’s such a simple gesture but one that conveys so much.
Whatever i can do to keep my mind off of my own issues and problems— hiking in nature, offering suggestions to others, some yoga and meditation.
When I am with a group, family or friend group, where I feel loved and appreciated for who I am. It is easy and joyful to just be with whatever is going on.
Also when I help others I feel a sense of lightness.
To be, stay still and quiet in a safe, supportive environment without expectations or demands from self or others weighing on me. To walk at dusk without an agenda in nature. To write in free form. To connect to another human being in a manner that elicits the sacred. To hear and be heard. To savour the moment.
Dusty~~~Yes to savoring the moment!
A return to this way of being often, as often as it needed. Love ‘n’ Laughter today.
I have a hard time releasing guilt, so when something isn’t sustainable or healthy, I have a hard time enjoying it. One thing that fills me with lightness and ease is mindfully making myself a bubbly drink. Carefully cutting up the pieces of fruit, carbonating the water, making it look beautiful, then savoring the drink.
Yes Hellokasi, those kind of rituals are really effective for me. I’m there, mindfully with you, on that.
Like so many others on this site, recognition from a stranger/passer-by, be it a smile or a cheery good morning, always gives me a sense of well being which perhaps can be equated with lightness and ease.
My husband’s little touches really give me the same sense, and I smile just thinking of them – something as small as getting me a drink, or emptying the dishwasher for me, just makes me feel cared for and thought about which is so lovely.
And (as those of you who see my comments regularly might know), self care in the form of my walks in nature, especially first thing in the morning, also give me a sense of lightness and ease – and are indispensable to my happiness – and my ability to get through the day positively, whatever it brings.
My kelpie dog by my side.
Don, thanks for introducing me to the Kelpie! I had not heard (or herd, hahaha) of the breed before, and enjoyed reading about them!
A hug and a kiss. Living alone during the pandemic, I might say I am starving for affection. This too shall pass.
Any which have been done fully presently. For myself, anything that engages me physically – like exercise or yoga. Or things that involve caring for others/something other than myself -like gardening
A completed task always bring forward such a sense of lightness and ease – no doubt related to the lifting of a perceived burden. But when I choose the right type of burden, the lightness and ease also comes with a sense of growth and satisfaction.
Finding solutions to spacial problems in my apartment. Just cleaning out clutter and seeing more space in my tiny apartment gives me a sense of lightness and ease. I’m trying to get down to the nitty gritty.
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