Yoga on a mountain top – In my mind thats where I am….well either there or on the beach 🙂 I put myself, in a place of peace, creating a sense of serenity. Hearing the ocean waves gently rolling in, with the sun heating up my skin. Or feeling like the majestic tree, strong but flexible, bending with the wind. I keep my eyes closed, and see myself doing a sun-salutation, sweeping my arms up filled with joy. Then pausing at the end with hands placed together, then lowered until they are centered over my heart. Here, I reflect on thoughts of all I have to be grateful for, while still feeling a joyful heart. When I open my eyes, I feel a sense of peace.
I’ve been doing this years before I ever started physically taking yoga, and it’s my reminder to you, that we have everything we need to be happy. Find your place of peace.
Just a thought…
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…
Peace is a state of tranquility, serenity, and harmony. This blog is a reminder to remember that when our life is making us feel a little frantic or anxious, that this state of being, peace, is already within us. Imagine that you are standing in the middle of the most beautiful place. With the most beautiful flowers, trees, birds, and sky… but your eyes are closed tight. That is how we live our lives sometime. Stuck in our own little world, our own little reality, not noticing what is around us. When all we need to do is to open our eyes, and to look around, and see and all the beauty that is here now. That the peace that we seek is here now, if we just realize it, and open up to it.
Just a thought!
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