Can you feel your hands?
You can increase your awareness and become more present right now, with this wonderfully simple exercise from Eckhart Tolle.
Can you feel your hands? (present-moment exercise)
Hold your hands away from your body, so they do not touch anything.
Close your eyes.
See if you can feel your hands, without looking at them or moving them.
(Once you can sense the energy in your hands strongly, you can move your attention to the feet and then the whole of what Tolle calls the “inner body”. Here he is talking about the exercise, with Oprah playing Devil’s Advocate. The video ends abruptly, but if you like what you hear, you can plunder his library of videos on YouTube – when you get a moment.)