A Quick Exercise to Calm Your Brain

Posted on June 24, 2013

It happens to all of us.

Our brains are wired to get caught up in the routine of everyday life. It seems like the older we get, the more responsibilities we have and the easier it is to practice that continuous fractured attention that we’ve all become so accustomed to.

The joke goes:

There are two teen fish in the ocean talking to each other about the day’s events. An older fish swims by and says, “Hi boys, how’s the water?” The two teen fish look at each other confused as one says, “What the heck is water?”

And so it is, we’re so used to being caught in the stream of life that we lose sight of our ability to just slow down, enjoy and be grateful for the simple things, like our bodies.

In many spiritual traditions, a morning prayer is to be aware of and grateful for the functioning of our bodies.


Source material from Psych Central