The idea of this body-focused meditation is this: by imagining you’re falling, you leave behind your regular or habitual thoughts, and discover who you are - when you’ve just got your body for company. It’s quite an eyeopener really. You're forced into an intimate relationship with this one and only familiar ‘friend’, way down there.
Similarities with the journey of menopause abound. There's that falling feeling when the bottom drops out, flailing in the dark depths, coming face-to-face with each ache and pain in your joints, in your heart, in your temperament. It's in the dark that your body begins to talk to you.
Bodies talk really, really quietly and really, really slowly. So you have to tune in to hear it, especially if you're doing a lot of running around. If you ignore it - like when you don't get enough sleep or when you hang out with that person who doesn't treat you kindly - it has to start raising its voice so you pay attention. Then one day you begin to notice ...