There exists deep within most of us a desire to have and share peace with each other. Sometimes in a busy day it is easy to forget this core value and so today I thought I would talk about how to rekindle our peaceful nature while living in a busy metropolis.
Think about an example of one of your busiest moments during a day. Perhaps it is like mine where sometimes I can choose multi-tasking while driving, having more than one computer screen on my desk so I can have more information at one time, using one piece of software to analyze and researching simultaneously for my clients? It is at this time where I find that my “peaceful” nature can be usurped by feelings of angst or feeling harried and rushed.
When I am rushed or feeling “busy to the point of distraction” I find that I will improve my concentration and in fact my results if I stop myself and take what I call my “moment of peace”. The photo depicts the feeling I create within myself. I remember that I have a core belief around living a peaceful life. I have a central thought that I am in control and it is always my choice to create my experience of today. And so I release my “inner dove of peace”. As soon as I imagine (very similar to this photo) the bird flying free I realize that I am free and that in fact I am at peace. This has a profound effect on my day and I notice that my muscles immediately relax, my breathing slows, my mind clears and I always seem to smile (internally and I think externally as well).
What a valuable way to spend two or three minutes. What a bonus to choose to create a peaceful space for myself in the middle of a hectic day. So the next time you are feeling harried or busy beyond belief, think back to this article and the photo and maybe you too can create a peaceful moment in your own day. And don’t limit yourself to my practice and belief. Perhaps there is another photograph or piece of art, crystal, rock or shell that will help remind you.
Thanks for reading and sharing a moment of peace with me today.