We often talk about the power of the mind and belief and for good reason. Today I was really reminded about the power of the physical, of presence and touch.
Holding hands, hugs, a shoulder squeeze, playing footsies :), and kisses are just some examples of physical touch that can change a person’s day or outlook. Somewhere I read that hugging for 6 seconds releases many benefits and helps to reduce stress and create stronger bonds.
My dad was feeling stressed this morning and so I told him I was going to hug him for 6 seconds and counted outloud. Not only did we laugh but I noticed his tension ease a bit. And I received the benefits too! What an easy and great way to brighten a day.
This afternoon as I sat and meditated I asked that my touch be filled with positive purpose. That my touch communicate love and peace. I know from some of the stories you have shared with me that many of you have experienced a powerful touch at some point. Whether it opened your eyes to a new way of seeing the world or helped you to feel like you were not alone.
I would love to be blessed again by hearing all of your stories of touch. And I look forward to the new experiences I will have as I look for opportunities to use my purposeful touch.
Today’s Balance: My physical touch brings healing to everyone I encounter.
Blessings, hugs, and kisses to everyone today! – Lindsey