I've been thinking a bit about centeredness since being back. Specifically, I was realizing that working from my office is totally stressful and unpleasant, and that working from home is actually kind of relaxing and gives me time and mental/emotional space to do things like post to livejournal and talk with people that I like. That said, I know there's usually stuff that eventually throws me pretty hard out-of-center, and I was thinking about things that would get me back there. At Spring, those things are usually the sense of feeling confident, safe, and loved that comes from rings and from other places. It's hard to get quite there "on the outside," but I was trying to think of other practices/rituals/whatever. There's always establishing a check-in night, and there's meditation. At one point freewriting (writing faster than you can think so you bypass conscious filters) was a valuable tool for me. Do you guys have things that help? Or things you'd like to try?
Oh, and I really don't understand the privacy settings on here - I'm posing this as "public" since I don't see an option for "only show to members of the community."