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.
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’.