How to Get a Piece of Peace in Your Life

Saturday, May 28, 2005

In the Center of You

Want to do an internal check of what feelings are with you at this very moment?

Sit comfortably, put your dominant hand (the one you write with) on your chest, and look down that arm, toward the elbow.

Take a few deep breaths. Identify the feeling that lies directly underneath your hand.

Take a few more deep breaths. Now identify the feeling directly below that.

Once again, take a few deep breaths. Identify the feeling that lies below the first and second feeling.

This exercise is helpful in understanding where you are emotionally, during your day or week. It is also a vital part of witnessing, validating, and healing old emotions that you may not realize you have. You can do this as often as you wish. You may be surprised to find certain combinations, such as anger, sadness, and finally peace.

This exercise was demonstrated by Dr. Mary Delaney at an AWARE conference in February, 2003. To learn more about the AWARE conference, visit

To purchase a CD by Mary Delaney called "Sacred Spaces: Healing Exercises to Refresh Your Mind, Body, and Spirit" which helps with breathing and visualization, visit