When we learn to focus on our blessing and all that is around us we begin to find inner peace in our daily life.
People will come and go in your life. Some you will be sad to lose especially beloved family members. Others were passing through while on their own journey. There will be times when someone close turns away from you and you never learn why. There will be times in your life when you will do the same to others. Your heart may ache and you may question why. Try to release the continuous cycle of questioning what happened in your mind. When someone dies, remember you are still living. Yes, you will miss them but do you really think they would want you to stop living your own life. Keep the fond memories close to your heart and live every day to the fullest for the person who is no longer able to enjoy life. That would be the best way to remember them. Begin to release and focus on your own heart, health, and life adventure.
“Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset.” ~ Saint Francis De Sales ~
Here are some things you can do for yourself during times of loss:
- Get outside in nature
- Go close to the ground and begin to see a different world
- Feel the earth on your feet and hands – get dirty
- Dance in the rain
- Light candles and listen to nature
- Meditate outside
- Visualize a future filled with love, people who you love and they love back
- Visualize how you want to feel tomorrow, next week, next month, six months, next year, in five years – feel that life as if it is now
- Think of one thing you can do today to start feeling alive and loving
- Journal, create a bracelet, necklace, drawing, write a story, dance and sing, exercise, walk, jog, call a friend, go to a book store, read a book/magazine, color in a coloring book, organize a drawer, a room, declutter and release the past.
- Call a friend and go to the movies, for coffee, dinner, out somewhere and laugh
- Watch a comedy and laugh through the whole movie
- Cook using a new recipe or create your own – then sit and eat by candle light
One habit that I feel fortunate to have incorporated in my daily life which has made a big difference in the day is to wake in gratitude. Either have a journal near your bed to write down at least five things you are grateful for or list them out loud before getting up from the bed.
Sometimes I can write down dozens of things I am grateful for however I do need to get up out of the bed. Once up and moving, I continue to think of everything I am grateful for as I get ready for work. Then when I am climbing into the drivers seat being grateful for my car, the engine, fuel, garage . . . truly brings traveling to the office or to meet clients into that higher place. If you don’t have a car then maybe you are grateful for the bus, a friend who drives you. If you don’t work then being grateful for your bed, kitchen, refrigerator, stove, electricity . . . There is truly much to be grateful for in any given day. What about shoes, clothes, a warm blanket. Start where you are and see what new blessings arrive daily.
“The life of inner peace, being harmonious and without stress, is the easiest type of existence.” ~ Norman Vincent Peale ~
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Love and Light!