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Breath & 5 senses anchor.

Someone wise
Many years ago
Once told me
That it’s easier to fall down, than to get up.

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It’s true, I’ve found it to be true.
Gravity always wins.

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It takes effort to get up
It takes effort to focus the mind’s eye away from a habitual landing place

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In the case of grief
In the case of loss
The quickest mind route is not unlike the tongue
Going over and over to the place where there was once a tooth

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Someone wise
Recently
As an antidote
Told me to focus on what was present in my life

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For me, this is an uphill practice
An effort full practice
This mind running habit stories
Wild mind
Unruly rabbit.

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The habit has been to focus on what’s missing, the loss
Like that tongue, feeling feeling feeling into where there is no longer a tooth

But

There is much present
So much
There is a great richness in my life

And even when the grief feelings get overwhelming,
There is the breath
to focus upon, to ride like a wave, bringing me to the next and next and next moment

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There is always something
Always something present
Always something to focus upon which lives in the realm of presence

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Staying in the sense realms has been helpful
What is here?
See
Feel
Hear
Taste
Smell

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Where are my feet?
Where is my bottom?

Very nitty-gritty
Very basic.

There is the breath.

It’s come to this
This is my anchor these days

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Whatever works.