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PRESENT MOMENT PRACTICE

 

I want to take you through a practice today. It's a be present practice, present moment practice. And the way you do it is very simple. Going to stare at the tip of the nose, close the eyes, stare at the tip of the nose. What this does, is gets us to focus on one thing rather than our mind being all over the place.

I'll demonstrate it for you, and then you can practice it. You sit up tall, you always sit up tall. You need the spine to be very erect. Now you close your eyes and you breathe. And as soon as you have a thought in your head, you open your eyes and look at the tip of the nose. And then you close the eyes again, and again you're peaceful. And soon as you have another thought, you stare at the tip of the nose. And then you close your eyes. Now if your mind is very busy then you might have to stare at the tip of the nose a little bit longer. Focus on it, and then close the eyes. And again, breathe and be peaceful.

So you do this for one minute, two minutes, three minutes, five minutes. And it's a great practice to keep you in the moment. It's very difficult to stay in the moment, because all the time something is taking our peace away because it's pulling us outwards. So let's sit, let's practice together for a minute, and then you can continue longer than I go for. So if I stop, you can still continue.

Sit tall. Close the eyes, and stare at the nostrils, at the tip of the nose, and close the eyes. And again, if you're thinking a lot, open the eyes again and stare at the tip of the nose. And then close. Now you might find a strange feeling in the eyes at the beginning because feels like your eyes are crossing, but they're not. Again, if you're thinking a lot, stare at the tip of the nose. And close the eyes again. Now continue doing this. Enjoy the silence for a minute. And just keep coming back to the tip of your nose as you have another thought.

And you might find that you're getting a lot of thoughts, so you keep opening your eyes. But don't open them quickly and shut them quickly. Open them slowly, stare at the tip of the nose, and close them gently. So all the time you're creating this peaceful, slow motion practice. Good. Now you can just open your eyes slowly. Get used to the light coming in. And that's a present moment practice, a practice to keep you in the present. Very simple to do. You can do it all the time, just don't do it when you're driving.

Lots of love,

Namaste.

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