Staying in the present moment
by, 10-07-2010 at 06:32 PM (208 Views)
I think I've stumbled on a wonderful way to help me keep my head out of the clouds - even if it's just for a few songs.
I've been pretty sick the past few days - sore throat, headache, tired body, the works. Tonight, I took a swig of Robitussen and settled into bed with a pillow on my tummy and my iPod plugged into my ears, and I played from my "Home" playlist (songs that remind me of home, and feel like that safe place).
I let go and just started drumming on my pillow along with the music, and after a while, without thought, I started conducting with my hands. It felt so free! For once my head wasn't in the clouds and I was focussed on what I was listening to and how it made me and my body feel. Wonderful! One song in particular I felt raised a lot of energy, and I had a blast conducting along: Christy Campbell Medley by The Rankin Family (I couldn't find a YT link). It's a very fast instrumental song.
Another song I had a lot of fun drumming to was Johnny Tulloch:
I think I've discovered my first goal on my way to becoming a healthy INFP: spend time in the present.