The busy nature of the culture we live in means we are not often required to calm the mind but more ramp it up to its fastest and loudest setting. This meant I was excited by day 6 but also apprehensive in a different way to my previous hand holding as now I had an additional task. I feel very privileged that people have taken the time to consider how they would like to hold hands for with me. When i started thinking about doing this I was keen that it I didn’t have to impact on people’s days. That we could do it whilst they went about their daily business but so far it has been a moment to stop and spend time.
During the meditation the holding of hands became like an anchor a place to ground ourselves to help our brains become calmer and quieter. Interestingly I felt that the time past very quickly despite the silence of meditation.