Today, is Sunday, March 29, 2020. The season progresses with morning light. The plants and animals are responding with renewed growth.
While there is uncertainty and fear around us right now, there is also love and kindness around us, always.
During times of uncertainty, it helps to have some structured routines. We offer a daily anchoring message for those of you who may find it helpful for you, your coworkers, your loved ones, and/or your community/patients.
Here’s what you can do today, right now, during transitions, after listening to the news or when going to sleep:
- Roll your shoulders back, smile to yourself, & relax your jaw.
- Take slow deep belly breaths, allowing your stomach to rise with each breath in and relax with each breath out. You may find that each breath gets better and better. Allow your shoulders to relax on each exhale.
- Now, Listen…
- Sit quietly with your hands closed in your lap
- Close your eyes briefly
- See if you can distinguish different sounds. Open one finger for each unique sound you can hear.
Anchor yourself with this daily statement:
“I am [*Name*]. I am doing what I can to be helpful. I love myself because I have kindness and love in my heart and soul. I am part of the global community and we are all working together to get through this. This is temporary. We can do this. As I think about those I love and care for, I send loving kindness out to all people.”
Today’s Inspiration: A Quote from ~Steven Pressfield
“Our job in this lifetime is not to shape ourselves into some ideal we ought to be, but to find out who we already are and become it.”
With gratitude and appreciation for all beings,
Naomi Parrella, MD & Fran Lee, FNP