When I was in undergrad, I desperately wanted to feel grounded and balanced in my life. One day while trying to explain to a friend how unhappy I was, the words fell out of my mouth: “I just want to live where my feet are.” Without any knowledge of mindfulness, “live where your feet are” became my mantra. I would repeat it on a daily basis in hopes of one day experiencing what it meant to live where my body was, rather than constantly being pulled by the mind to thoughts of worry and anxiety. It has since developed into a way of life.
Living where your feet are is about feeling grounded in who you are; living your values. It’s about allowing your body to take the driver’s seat rather than being driven by the mind’s endless chatter. And it’s about taking back the present moment; enjoying the journey with a trust that everything is exactly as it should be.