I am here (or so I thought!)

A few days ago, I was sitting on my yoga mat, ready to melt into a restorative yoga class. As an opening, our teacher Kimi guided us through a little meditation. While doing so, she kept repeating the little sentence “I am here.”

Of course I’m here, I thought – until it dawned on me that “I am here” means way more than the location of my body.

I noticed how my thoughts, with emotions attached, were traveling to different places, people, things and times all the time. They weren’t actually “here”.

With every “I am here” I brought a bit more of myself back into my body.
With every “I am here” I was reminded of the ever-present present moment.
With every “I am here” I felt a little bit more whole.

Until, at the end of class, I felt a lot more whole.

“I am here” has become my mantra for these days. When I think it, I notice how true it feels in that given moment. It gives me an idea of how present I am within myself.

It also reminds me that I’m more than my thoughts and emotions and much more healthy, happy and peaceful when I – fully – am where I am.

Try it for yourself and let me know about your experience!

Much love,


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