Silent Moments – Sanctuary for my soul

22 May

 

Some days are filled with overwhelming moments –

An unforeseen argument or disagreement with a close friend

 A misunderstanding that raises its ugly head at the wrong time

Unhelpful thoughts that I can’t seem to shake off

Too many chores to run and too little time

A nagging anxiety whether I can make it through the complexities of the day

It’s during these moments that I could do with a little tranquility, my own little acre of harmony. 

The ability to be calm regardless of the chaos outside I thought was reserved for monks ….until I stumbled upon this quote –

Smile ,Breathe and Go slowly [Thich Nhat Hanh] .   So that it gets personal for me I added the words                                            … And  Let Go .

When on days I feel like a badly wrapped up parcel with a zillion spiraling thoughts that stop me from moving on-  

 I STOP,   STOP everything and Breathe slowly till I put things in a kind of perspective.

 From here on I sometimes decide to curl in between silken sheets or hit the road for a lonnng walk depending on the time of the day.  These are my sanity breaks –Rejuvenation that gives me the energy to face the trenches ahead.

And then I put myself unreservedly into the hands of my creator where, I know ‘everything’s going to be alright’ .  

 There ….am already feeling the drops of tranquility permeate into me.

Turning down the volume dial of daily life,   I focus on the things that calm my mind –

Walking  through the woods . giant trees on both sides of the road, the air filled with  endless sounds of birds   or …………

 Watching the vast ocean –Blue, home to so many creatures and yet so peaceful ; or………………

Lying on my back watching the sky  who like me has so many phases- the  wide pathway she makes for the  soft clouds as they glide  by during the day; the golden glow of hope she emits at dawn and dusk ; the  fear and mystery she seduces us with  at night sprinkled with  a million shining stars . All different from each other yet all in perfect harmony with each other.  

Here happiness seemed so easy to touch- that’s why it’s here I want to be on days when there is a heavy downpour.

Its here where a fragrant calm brushes her soft lips against the cool breeze from my inner world

 

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