What does finding peace mean to you? How do you connect to your inner self? To some, it is listening to the roar of the ocean, to others it is a good book in a quiet corner or cooking that wonderful homemade pasta dish for your family. Often these rituals allow us to relax and escape the chaos of everyday life. The hum drum of the schedules and demands of a noisy world tend to clog our thoughts and create anxiety in our worlds. We all need to de stress, relax and find our sanctuary. Is your home a haven that allows you to listen to your inner voice? If not, the question is why? Our homes should have a corner or a room that allows us to connect to our authentic self. Peace means different things to each of us. Over the course of the next several weeks I am going to discuss what it means to create this environment in your own home and how you can find peace. Coming from a place of grieving, I have first hand experience in how to create an environment of peace in a home. I want to share with you my thoughts and ideas of how you can do the same. If you are coming from a place of grief, loss or rebuilding, there are things you can do to help with the process. If you are a new mother, a busy professional or an elder learning to recreate a life after retirement, there will be nuggets for you as well. Life is too short not to live authentically and experience the calm we all need to live life to the fullest!
Take a few minutes today to look around your home. Have you created an environment of renewal? If not, begin thinking about ways you can. Next week will looking at ways to create our own sanctuaries.
“Your home – whether big, small, or somewhere in between – should be your sanctuary, a place where stress is left at the
door and your soul is nurtured.” ~ Andrew Weil
The art above was a gift from my friend Edna when I lost my son.
It has continued to be a source of comfort to me during my healing.
Do you have a saying or reminder that picks you up when you read it?