This is a re-post worth sharing, especially if you have a few moments right now. Enjoy!


As you begin to read this, choose whether you want to linger here for a mindful moment or skip by. Its up to you. Coming into the present moment and finding your Middle Ground is always a choice for you to make.

content man meditating

Welcome 💛

Make sure you are sitting comfortably with your feet on the floor. Let your hands rest. Let your body become relaxed. Let your shoulders come away from your ears. Perhaps do a slow mindful shoulder roll. Hhmm that felt good.

Check in with your jaw and make sure it isn’t clenching. Allow your face to soften  as you come into this moment. Allow your breath to be a soothing anchor.

Now ask yourself:

What is alive in me right now?

Tune in to feelings and sensations.

Listen to thoughts that come up…. without judgment.

Notice any longings. Be with any disappointments.

Allow any gratitude to blossom.

What is truly alive in you at this moment?

Can you be with it?

Give it space. Make friends with whatever comes up.

This is part of your own life energy. This is what is alive and it is you.

Let it show you what it needs today.

Perhaps not in words, but in feelings pictures and sensations.

Tune into your inner wisdom.

Sit with it for a while.


Footnote: This question is one of the core questions in NVC. I really appreciate the work of Robert Gonzales and  Marshall Rosenberg as part of the Non Violent Communication movement. They have their own methodology based on embracing the needs that we have as human beings; becoming observers rather than judgers; identifying the feelings that come up; showing empathy to others and to ourselves when our needs are not being met.

21 comments on “A Mindful Question to Bring you Home

  1. Thank you Val. I did need this right now.


  2. Wonderful reminder to BE where we are with who we are.


  3. Very interesting Val. I actually have the NVC books and know of a lady who is training in it and beginning interest groups soon. I have expressed my interest in her interest groups. lol
    Thanks 🙂


    • Hi Sue – Coincidence? I think not. Its something definitely worth checking out 🙂 The online/teleclasses are also very good. Hey – I’ll be able to talk about jackals and giraffes with you.


  4. Thank you! A great way to start my day! 🙂


  5. I really enjoyed this meditation. What an interesting shift from my cells being alive, to my thoughts and emotions being alive, and then the reinforcement that I need to continue to feed my heart chakra with self-care.

    Thank you.



    • Thank you for visiting Grace. It’s good to have you here. I’m so glad you enjoyed it and gave you a fresh insight. Namaste. Val


  6. What a gentle, inviting way to begin this posting. thank you for the chance for me to get in touch with my own sense of Being.


  7. Great post and a lot of Wisdom within it. Thank you for posting this. Love, Amy


    • Thank you Amy. I’m glad it resonated with you … in this moment 🙂


      • That is all we have, Val, this MOMENT. I say this so much over at Petals because it bears repeating. The only way we learn is through repetition. And application of what we do learn. (smile) Have a great day, Luv. (((HUGS))) Amy


  8. So calming and inspiring!


  9. It is good to just slow down and get quiet. I didn’t realize how tired I was, lol! Time for bed. 😉


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