Hi <<First Name>>,
Last Thursday in our meditation session I introduced a centering practice with the exact Wuji alignment, using the dimensions of length, width, and depth to embody dignity, connection (or belonging), and support (from our ancestors and teachers). Several of you expressed how powerful this practice felt.
For those of you who weren't there, or if you need a review, I refer you to this very short and very articulate article by Richard Strozzi-Heckler, founder of Strozzi Institute where I have been studying recently: Centering: The Unity of Action and Being. Here's a quote from the article:
By feeling ... I’m pointing to the life energy that animates who we are, the life force that circulates through all living things. In various cultures this is referred to as ki, chi, elan vital, prana, shabd, and so on. When we feel centering is no longer the mechanical application of posture and mass to gravity. Feeling affirms and moves us towards life, not just playing Legos with our body parts.
This week, we will add another layer to this centering practice, which is purpose -- i.e., "for the sake of what" / "what matters to us". If you have time, ponder on this a little bit before our meeting - the purpose could a broad, life purpose, or something more specific to one domain (what matters to me most in my work/my relationship with my father, etc.).
I hope you will be able to join us. Details of our Thursday Meditation and Chat (TMC):