Monday, August 17, 2009

inner peace

"There are moments when everything just feels right. Your mind is still, your body relaxed, your spirit fed, and you find, if only for a moment, peace. These moments are hard to plan; they usually just well up in you. It could be an evening spent gazing at the twinkling city lights from a hilltop, hearing your favorite song played live, or taking a walk on a crisp fall day. You may not be able to bottle the feeling, but you can cultivate it. Internal turmoil isn't always avoidable, but here are ways to widen your reserves on inner strength, still the tremors of anxiety, and let go of regret and fear. Whether you listen to your heartbeat or listen to the sound of waves crashing on a beach, quiet your mind, find balance, and engender a sense of wholeness that will radiate outward.

*Create a Zen garden
*Practice yoga
*Find a balance between the things I want to do and the things I need to do
*Worry less
*Breathe deeply
*Look for the positive in every situation
*See the beauty in every person
*Take a hot bath by candlelight
*Listen to my inner voice"

--From Dream It. List It. Do It.

Trying to start the week by cultivating inner peace...wish me luck!

Namaste'
Leslie

1 comment:

Mandy said...

I need to get this book! Hope the start of school finds you peaceful...Namaste, Mandy