The moments of our lives should be filled with joy, love, peace, and serenity. There are times in my life when this doesn’t come easy, and I have to start doing a little mental aerobics…exercising my mind, to listen within. Recognizing that events can take you away from positive feelings, it’s important to realize when getting away from a peaceful state, and to learn how to get back to the peace within.
Mentally I have to tell myself to physically stop, get still, and get centered. I calm myself by breathing deeper and slower, and then make a serious effort to change my thoughts. I do this by looking around for something positive to focus on. Like a laughing child, a flower, or a tree blowing in the breeze. One last deep breath, and I’m back to a state of calm and peace. It can take a moment or a few minutes, but when I do it right, I noticed everything around me, seems to stop and do the same. As if before, everything was on auto pilot and this one action seems to wake everything up, so that we can live with joy, love, and peace within. Life is too short to live any other way.
Just a thought…