The following quote is from 'THE POCKET THICH NHAT HANH'
published by 'Shambhala Pocket Classics'.
TOUCHING THE EARTH
"In the Buddhist tradition I am part of, we do a practice called "Touching the Earth",
It helps us in many ways.
You too could be helped by doing this practice.
When you feel restless or lack confidence in yourself,
or when you feel angry or unhappy,
you can kneel down and touch the ground deeply with your hand.
Touch the Earth as if it were your favourite thing or your best friend."