Today we ask you to ground yourselves in the present moment.

There are many ways to do this, and they are all very simple.  The challenge is that it requires you to become aware of your thoughts, and to make a conscious effort to pull back from the discursive flow of thought.

Pull back from the endless babbling brook of the mind, with its worries, its fantasies, its projections, its obsessions, its need for constant stimulation — the thinking thinking thinking thinking thinking thinking.

Today, at least for a few minutes, step away from the computer.  Put down your cell phone.  Go outside if you can, and get a breath of fresh air.  Look around.  Really see where you are.  Listen to the sounds.  Feel what it is like to be inside your body.  Feel your physical sensations.

Just for a few minutes of time, be like a little child, or an animal.  Just be in your body, looking around, listening, smelling, touching, feeling.  

What do you see?

What do you hear?

What do you smell?

What do you taste?

What do you feel in your body?

Come back to yourself.  Come back to yourself.

Even a minute of presence, even a minute of stopping the mental noise, can do immeasurable good.

Just breathe, and be where you are.

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