1) Slow Sundays: I like the ring of Slow Saturdays even better, but realistically, Sundays have more space in them for this experiment, in which I reduce the speed of my normal movement by at least half for as long as possible, and resume doing so as soon as I notice that I have forgotten all about it. I might set an hourly chime to remind me. I tried it out this morning and made it all of about 3 minutes, but it was intriguing, and it did bring me closer to the speed of tenderness. I'd like to play with it a lot more.
2) Metaphor Mondays: In which I purposefully infuse daily activities with symbolic intentions - imagining cleansing my mind as I wash my hands, circulating love while I stir the soup, sprinkling kindness while I shake salt on my hardboiled egg, etc.
3) Add love: In this experiment, I ask myself In order to add more love to the world, what could I do (or say, or think) right now? This morning I tried adding love to the water that cascaded down my body during my shower. As I watched it swirl down the drain, I pictured that supercharged water going through the treatment plant, bumping into lots of other drops of water and jogging their memory about their potential to carry positive vibration. I wonder how much water one drop of love could purify?
4) From the heart: For this one, I see my heart as the source of all actions taken by my body. So if I am washing dishes, I focus my awareness on my heart, and feel loving intention extend down through my arms and hands until it animates my fingertips.
I'd love to hear your suggestions for additional experiments!
OMG I love this! I laughed out loud when I read the 3 minutes--I'm not sure I could have made it that long ;-) I don't have any ideas off the top of my head, but the concept will be simmering .....
baby steps .... right? :)
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