That Moment of Peace
Each person has beliefs, whether religious, universal, or spiritual. We all find a way to make that connection to our higher self, that feeling of peace. We all need a happy place in which the purest form of love resides, and I think the key is recognizing that moment and remembering to bring ourselves there as often as we can.
For many, yoga or meditation is a gentle way to relax the mind and body, to take themselves to that calmness. My ceremonies can be quite different, they are simple but necessary, and I try to incorporate them daily.
I start my day off by rising before anyone else. I take care of the pets to ensure when its that time for me, I won’t be interrupted. I brew my coffee, light a candle and sit in my favourite spot in the living room in silence. This is my favourite part of the day, and its something I can make a daily ritual. It’s relaxing and peaceful, and I am guaranteed not to feel irritated or frustrated, just calm. I savour my coffee, as I am a “one cup a day” kind of person. Once the kiddos wake and breakfast begins, I am in a relaxed state of mind, and our mornings starts off on the right foot.
I often take walks in the trees with my dog, to my favourite place. It’s so beautiful and grounding to be in nature, I can always walk myself into a good mood if I’m feeling off, or just heighten an already good feeling even more. I always take a moment, lean up against my favourite tree, close my eyes and take a big deep breath. This moment is peaceful and calm, and no one can bother me, it’s impossible to feel upset in this place.
At the end of every day, when the dinner rush is finished, the kitchen is cleaned (and closed for the night ;)), the after school sports have ended, I take a bath. Just like my morning coffee, it’s something I do every day. I add bubbles or bath salts and I sink into the water. The best feeling is when it’s slightly hot and takes my breath away; the moment of peace and calmness relaxes my body and mind, and nurtures my inner self. This time is for me to be in my own space.
And every time I see the sunshine through the trees, watch the sunrise over the mountain or ocean, see a butterfly, or my “magic heart” sign, I take a deep breath and say, “thank you.” In these moments it feels amazing to be alive, connected, and present, because I have taken the time to find a little bit of love in each day.