Connecting to your CENTER

Connecting to my center has been and will continue to be a daily practice for me… it took many years to realize how disconnected I was. Being disconnected can look and feel like many things. For me, it showed up as anxiety, feeling like something was my fault or my responsibility when it had nothing to do with me, and having a difficult time asking for or even knowing what I wanted. This feeling or habit of disconnection can be a result of many different life experiences. For me, my challenge in connecting to myself has been a result of my sensitive nature.Β  I thought everyone could sense and feel the feelings of others around them. I didn’t realize it was not so common for a long time. As I started to notice that this was not the way everyone operated, I began to understand that I was inadvertently taking on the feeling of others…I had not realized what feelings were mine and what feelings belonged to someone else. This is when I started getting really fierce about my own practices to stay clear and connect with my center on a daily basis. How do you feel when you are disconnected? How does it feel in your body and mind? What are things you do that allow you to feel clear, calm, and whole? When you are engaged in an activity and are feeling full, there is no sense of striving… there is simply being. Ironically, the sense of being can come even when you are ‘doing’ something, like going for a run, meditating, playing with your dog, or...