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Try This With Me (Step 1)

just sitI like the PsychCentral community: it’s vibrant, dynamic, interactive.  There are many online forums for a blogger to post his/her musings.  But here, something’s always hopping.

Try this with me…

Step 1: Just sit down today.

No, not to meditate.  Not to watch TV.  Not to eat.  Not to rest.  But just to sit.  No need to close your eyes.  No need to watch your breath.  Just try “just sitting.”  Sometime now.  You see, “now” is a very elastic concept.  In fact, “now” is the only time that exists.  There never was a “past” time.  There never will be a “future” time.  There is nothing but now, one continuous life-long now per person.  So, some time in the Near Now, try “just sitting.”  I might or might not come with a step 2.  We’ll just have to see…

At any rate, be well.

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Try This With Me (Step 1)

Pavel G. Somov, Ph.D.

Pavel Somov, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist in private practice and the author of 7 mindfulness-based self-help books. Several of his books have been translated into Chinese, Dutch & Portuguese. Somov is on the Advisory Board for the Mindfulness Project (London, UK). Somov has conducted numerous workshops on mindfulness-related topics and appeared on a number of radio programs. Somov's book website is and his practice website is

Marla Somova, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist in private practice in Pittsburgh, PA. She is the co-author of "Smoke Free Smoke Break" (2011).

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Somov, P. (2012). Try This With Me (Step 1). Psych Central. Retrieved on July 14, 2020, from


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