Who among us is not called to find sanctuary at this time.
To find peace amidst a confusing and chaotic world.
To cease the mental spin and seek gentle solace.
To find ourselves when we have lost ourselves.
I find solace three ways; in my garden, in daily walks, and in moving meditation.
There is always the garden
If you have a garden or care for plants, you know of nature’s power to nurture you as you nurture her. She reminds us that all flowers must grow through dirt. She urges us to keep on growing. To release our cares and live in attunement with the natural rhythms of day and night, rain and drought, heat and cold.
Do you remember the first person, a teacher or parent perhaps, who empowered you? Who made you feel you could achieve your dreams?
Asking myself that question, a high school teacher popped to mind. She surprised me after class one day by gifting me with a hand-carved wooden coat button. The interior was of hammered metal, painted in beautiful colors. “This is a tradition in my family,” she said. “We give a button to someone special. I believe you will do wonderful things one day.”
A strong core is the trunk of our tree of life. Energy can flow upward and downward without kinks and twists. Living life from a centered place enhances our feeling of being balanced, connected to our roots and reaching outward to the world around us.
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...And self-care benefits all.
We have the power to delay our aging process - from the inside out. Research continues to prove that people who exercise grow biologically younger. Senior exercisers can appear 30 years younger than their non-exercising peers.
THE 'MAGIC PILL' ISN'T A PILL AT ALL
I remember a broadway play years years ago called, Stop the World, I Want to Get Off. The title stuck with me. Often, amidst the busyness of life we forget we can stop, take a breath and regain inner calmness.
The trick is using a neutral posture. When we stand balanced, our body language reinforces our feelings of relaxation rather than making us feel we are 'taking a position on something’.