Where do you go when the outside world is giving you a headache and the only reality is in The Twilight Zone?
I purposely limit my daily news intake and will absolutely NOT watch so-called “reality” shows to help preserve a calm state of mind. During my fight against Colon and Breast Cancer, I relied on meditation to focus my full energies on the positive healing properties of faith. Give it a shot. Stop, take a deep breath and exhale. Feel the immediate release of tension. Just taking that moment to cease thinking about whatever had you about to explode can make a huge difference in your next steps.
What got me think along these lines was a wonderful post I read this morning by fellow blogger, A List of Mindfulness Activities“.
My blog is all about living a life of Purpose and Mindfulness so I felt an instant connection. I recommend taking a look at Sourav’s motivational website, INDIHOPE, to read more inspirational articles on how to live a life of peace and happiness.
Some of Sourav’s suggestions that immediately spoke to me were:
*Rise early in the morning (me – but not too early:)
*Take a deep breath and meditate
*Be thankful for the day
*Express your love to your family
*Think positive about people’s actions
*Follow a call to action plan
This leads me to the question – what does my meditation space look like? In what environment do I begin my day? Where do I go to clear my mind? How do I create my place of peace?
Finding a space to clear your mind and connect with your inner spirit and nature doesn’t have to be an elaborate ordeal. If you have space and want to, you can specify a specific room to take your repose. Or, a small corner can be just fine. Wherever you feel a positive energy, utilize that as your place of peace.
Some ideas for getting started:
Choose a room or space that makes you feel good.
Keep the room simple and uncluttered.
(Remember, this area should evoke peace and tranquility.)
Add a touch of nature.
Soothe your soul with music.
Infuse a calming aroma.
Personalize your space.
The bottom line is to make it yours. Surround yourself with those items that bring calm, tranquility, and a sense of stillness.