No such thing as noise and quiet ;). I really love having periods of silence and quiet in my life today. When the committee was running and raging full steam and I was filled with anxiety, I always had head noise. It was more than distracting–it disturbed my waking and sleeping time. And it sabotaged my self esteem. Sometimes I would argue back out loud, never in front of anybody of course, but that’s how bad it was.
Quiet is such a blessing. I seek it out everyday. I love my early morning walk. It is so peaceful. Being in nature is good for me in every season. Morning sounds such as the birdies and wind are soothing to my soul. And now that I have a dog, I like to watch him take everything in. No human ever got so excited at the sight of a squirrel or a tennis ball. He is full of that canine wonder. It is wonderful.
On days I have to commute on the bus, I practice silence. During the quiet ride, I do a simple meditation for 5 minutes:
I inhale slowly and deeply all the way into my lower back and belly and visualize receiving peace and serenity. On the exhale, I release all fear and visualize anxiety as a blue cloud of exhalation that disperses into the ethers.
I repeat this practice consciously for about 5 minutes. It feels absolutely magnificent. After this simple meditation, I am rejuvenated and ready to face my day.
I highly recommend choosing a little quiet time to bring peace and serenity to your day.It takes a bit to get the hang of it.
Do you invite peace and quiet into your day? Feel free to leave a comment below, I’d love to hear your thoughts.
I wish you peace,
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