Brown paper divided into a grid. Every other row is striped with shiny copper foil. Between those stripes, each square of the grid contains a letter printed in white forming a continuous stream of letters reading 'ASANASANASANASANA'.

Repetition and Healing

Think of something that you want to become part of you. It could be a loved one’s name, a healing word, a phrase.

Say the words out loud. Let yourself fully feel them, and then write them down again and again until your thoughts and your feelings and your body flow together. Think of this slow and precise act of repetition as a form of meditation and a commitment to time itself. From this place, let yourself be filled with the love you feel; for yourself, for your loved ones, for this life, for those who are no longer with us…

Prompt by: Jamie Denburg Habie