Every morning we have an opportunity. Before emails, breakfast, and work, we have an opportunity to create our centre.
The Chinese refer to this as being presented with a block of wood. As practitioners we are meant to carve that wood. Meaning, carve out our day. Without some way (be it meditation, yoga, reiki, tai chi, qigong, a cup of tea, anything really) of carving this block of wood, the saying goes, someone else will carve it for you. This lack of centring, first thing in the morning, leaves us vulnerable to whatever piece of information we come into contact with. But from a place of centre, we are more able to flow and adapt with whatever is presented to us.
The concept is basic, but the results are glorious.