Can a cup of coffee help us heal?
For me it was the cup of coffee, first of the day at 10 a.m.
My day had started at 6:00 with a brisk walk and exercises then entering the schedule of daily first errands for caring for myself or for others.
If the atmosphere of sickness has drained you, then, what can you do?
Get out to a different environment and then, while holding in your hand that first cup of coffee of the day allow yourself to take it to your lips and close your eyes. Feeling the first sip pass your mouth you can pay close attention to its sliding down your throat and then that gulp.
To be in the Present, totally in the Present, without a single sign of another atmosphere…
Can recharge your batteries.
This is how it came over me as I had completely separated me from the surroundings of sickness, disease. Out in another location, letting my nose take in the particular smells, closing my eyes…being present and then…just letting this enter my awareness.
Eckhart Tolle writes in his book, “the power of NOW”, about present focus on the total feeling of an awareness entering his system.
As this first coffee trickles down my throat, feeling each and every drop sliding from my lips to the bottom and then… came a sigh. I took it in and noticed the movement in my body mirroring back to me….release in the shoulders and then the word ENJOY.
Stepping into our awareness, staying with it and then waiting for that moment of a space like an open window of Presence…There it is- ENJOY!
The moment of enjoyment can come to us in exactly the same way as this first cup of coffee outside of the regular environment…
Perhaps it’s your mint leaves in hot water served in the most comfortable cup…
Or maybe it’s your choice of herbal fusion from your favorite shop…
Or is it that hot chocolate on a cold day with that special chocolate bit that is placed on the side…
As you take it toward your lips and that sip settles within you as the sign of release, coming thru your awareness as a good feeling inside you, notice how your body answers with soft shoulders and ease as you close your eyes… Letting this feeling flow around your physique.
What message comes to your awareness as you wait and pay attention to your breathing in and out or as you study your chest movement up and down?
That cup of…the secret of being Present. …helping us heal.