With the current world events, I see that the mind has even more tendencies of running to the past and future, particularly with states of fear and uncertainty. This can be very unsteadying, and then, gratefully and as often as possible, I can come to see this. When I do, the tool of coming to an activity of the body, knowing there even IS a body, brings me from the Nowhere of past and future to the Somewhere of this moment. This process of bringing the mind to connect with what is happening with the body gives my busy mind a job to do, which brings a quieting to the traffic of thoughts and an essential experience that is present, settling and empowering, in what may otherwise feel like a chaotic existence. I see that I come to know there is a body which is actually always available, and in the experience of breathing or a movement, or knowing the body has weight on the ground, I find the simplicity of gratitude. Gratitude that the current events actually helped me remember to come to bodymind connection, gratitude that I have a practice that is always available, gratitude to be with my self and in that being, an experience of true connection to source and all life. It is truly a selfless practice, though from the outside looking in, this may sound like my focus is self-absorbed. When I come to knowing there is a body, I uncover energy that was previously being drained with dwelling on past events or conjuring about future possibilities. In this moment, I can breathe with clarity in order that I may do what needs to be done, or undone, for more essential wellness and wholeness. And here in the bodymind connection of now, there is a drop in the bucket of life that I see contributes calm and ease, with acceptance even of the chaotic states of the mind, even in registering the activity of the body in one inhalation and exhalation. For even the brief moments, gratitude for knowing there is a body, to come from nowhere to somewhere, nourishes vital existence.