How do you ground yourself before a presentation? How do you use voice to show and display confidence, leadership, charisma?
Go gently today, don’t hurry
or think about the next thing. Walk
with the quiet trees, can you believe
how brave they are—how kind? Model your life
after theirs. Blow kisses
at yourself in the mirror…
The time will come
when, with elation
you will greet yourself arriving
at your own door, in your own mirror
and each will smile at the other’s welcome…
In this short practice, we will cultivate lovingkindness, or friendship that is unconditional and open. The practice is done by silently repeating certain phrases that express kind wishes first to ourselves and then to a series of others.
May I feel connected and calm
May I know and honor my truth
May I live with steady presence
…The truth is that our emotions are fleeting. They may be powerful and carry a strong punch and they may be long lasting and stay around for a while. But ultimately, all emotions evolve and change shape over time. The trick is that we must be present with them and notice our reactions to them.