SYW

Sharing My World

Questions credits to Cee. Thank you!

What is your earliest memory? My earliest memory must have been when we were probably 4 years or so. It was when my parents were in Bangalore. I vaguely remember going to Kripa akka’s house and eating idlis in their house. I remember being thrilled by the color plates on which they gave Sathya and I idlis. As I recall this, I am wondering if this is a memory, a dream or a story I made up in my head.

Which way does the toilet paper roll go? Over or under? Never really paid attention to this minutia. I am going with under.

What makes you feel grounded?

To center myself instantly, the body scan meditation really helps. When I feel stressed out, I start paying attention to my facial muscles. Making conscious attempts to relax my eyebrows, cheeks, jaws and the tongue; relaxing in the body does lead to relaxing of the mind.  It always surprises me how often the body tenses up and stays in that state without me realizing it.

Other things that help me stay grounded on ongoing basis are routine, discipline, and productivity. And faith – just knowing and accepting that there are so many things that are beyond my control and putting my faith in the higher power keeps me going.

What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week?  Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination. I woke up on Sat morning sleep deprived, with back to back commitments. I neither had the time nor the energy to review my dance items but I knew if I didn’t review, with a clouded mind and tired body, the class was a disaster waiting to happen. But guess what? My teacher rescheduled our class to the next day. I can’t tell you how very relieved I felt. That would go down on my books as something that I appreciated the most this past week.

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