Word, Week 3
Well, week three’s word almost escaped me. My mind has been focused on other things, like the ultrasound I will have tomorrow afternoon. Drinking 32 oz. of water beforehand is going to be a challenge!
So, what’s the word? Hmmm, I think that this week’s word is AWARENESS. I have been getting some Alexander Technique for 2 weeks now, which has to do with proper body alignment and movement. We do so many things without awareness. How often do you think about how you sit or stand up? I didn’t think about it at all. It’s a natural thing, right? I still forget to pay attention most of the time. I feel awkward when I practice the proper way to sit like I am going to fall forward. I will get the hang of it and someday it will all seem natural and I won’t be aware again!
So the rest of this week, besides the Alexander exercises, I will try to be aware of what is happening around me, what I am feeling, what is happening in the lives of those I love. Generally, when I walk I am aware of my surroundings, stopping to “smell the flowers” or look at a particularly interesting bit of sidewalk where I see the outline of the state of Indiana or an airplane (visuals would be nice here, huh?). I drink the blue sky and hear birdsong in my heart. Even urban ugliness, grime and trash contain bits of beauty if one looks hard enough.
I am sure tomorrow I will be painfully aware of the results of drinking all that water in order to be aware of the results. Wish me luck!