With a sacred mind and heart, you are always in the new day, new strength, and new thoughts… to support yourself and the world… and to have a sacred mind and heart… at least need to take one little step, which is to honor your “actions” toward yourself, which the end of both corners are for greater humanity and God’s glory…
By random, pick one of the items nearby and then hold it in your hand. When you hold it in your hand, ask in your mind gently and confidently: “How this item has meaning for me? How precious is this item in my life?” Then, write freely about what comes to you, both your thoughts and feelings, as you hold it. Practice this step a couple times to the point you feel more contented and can connect closer to the things surrounding you. Continue to practice this exercise with your imagination.
Touch your body mindfully to the areas you like most and the areas you concern most. Give more attention to the area that you feel needs more attention (by stopping a moment) because of many reasons, such as it is in pain or wounded. Repeat this exercise a couple times. After you are accustomed to the sequences of the movement, then you start imagining touching the most vulnerable body and then holding it in your hands. Gently and confidently expressing: “How this… (Part of your body)… has meaning for me? How precious this… (Part of your body)… in my life?” Then, write freely about what comes to you, both your thoughts and feelings, as you hold it. Once you finish the writing, read it a couple of times thoroughly with the oneness of mind and heart. Say “Thank you” at the end of the exercises.
Advance the exercises by describing the body part you have chosen in the creative writings or artworks and then relate it to the other parts of your body. Describe the connection between them, such as your finger with hands, your hands with legs, your eyes with forehead, and so on… be as free and creative as you are. Furthermore, describe the body part you chose in connection with your family and ancestors. How do you feel about it and let the writing flows to where it will. At the end of the exercise, use your imagination to hold it in your hand, and with a sacred/pure mind, you offer it to the Creator of all.
Once you finish the writing, read it a couple of times thoroughly with the oneness of mind and heart. Say “Thank you” at the end of the exercises. Identify and pay attention to the needs of the body part you have chosen. Write down those needs and be specific to what you can offer to fulfill its needs. Offering those specific acts with a full sense of gratitude.
Rony Kusnadi, Ph.D.