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...Or maybe it's that I'm getting better acquainted with an old practice, one that I've gotten out of touch with over time for various reasons. I have a hard time putting a name to it, because none of the ones I've used in the past really fit quite right. Am I meditating? Praying? Is it self-hypnosis? Trance?
The best name I can come up with is going within. I'm taking time for myself in the day: time to stop and be still, to close my eyes and retreat deep into myself.
I close my eyes...
and simply experience the sensations, thoughts, and feelings that bubble up.
Going within has no rules; there is no right or wrong way to do it. There's no one telling me how I should and shouldn't or what I can and can't...not even me.
Making time for this practice is truly a gift that I give to myself. I don't do it every day, but I do it most days. I don't have to do it for long, but sometimes I do.
I cherish these moments in time which are for me, from me.
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