Wednesday, February 14, 2018

FINDING SILENCE WITHIN....................................



I have spent most of my adult life trying to find silence within....that calmness we all seek...free from anxiety and worry.  This 71st year of my life I am going to focus on just that!  

It seems as though I am not alone in this endeavor as yogis and meditators seem to lurking around every corner in social media.  I know this is certainly not a new situation in our society....in fact it has been around since the beginning of man only their anxiety came from a different source...(not getting eaten alive by predators);  although some would say that situation exists today, as well.  :)


Each one of us approaches this area of our life in our own way, for me it is starting a yoga class.   Over the years I have neglected my self care always focusing on my husband, worrying about my adult children or fussing with my home.  This year is going to be a year of self care and hopefully I will continue this for the remainder of my life.


I have set up a small Buddha fountain in my dining room and surrounded it with plants.  It gurgles water all day long and each time I pass it reminds me to be present with the right intention and the right thought.

I also attend a yoga class no less than once a week and try to go more often...combining a meditation class when I can.

As my yoga instructor so aptly quoted yesterday......
"YOU CAN'T CALM THE OCEAN....BUT YOU CAN CATCH THE WAVE."  

I'm going to try to do just that......wish me luck.

xo

Jo

7 comments:

  1. Hoping all of your waves bring you the peace you are seeking.

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  2. Enjoy your yoga and meditation! Wishing you peaceful zen! Ommmmm

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  3. I've missed seeing you here on the blog, Jo. Happy Valentine's Day.

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  4. I have not done Yoga ( but have worn the pants), but I do meditation whenever possible. It gives me the peace and strength that gets me through these stressful days.o

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  5. So inspiring Jo! Coincidentally, I just bought a fountain (thrifted, of course) and we're really enjoying it - we're on the same wavelength...xoMary

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  6. May you not only catch the Wave but Ride it to your Destination. I think many Women neglect Self Care and come to the place later in Life where we just have to make it a priority, finally, to reach that place of Inner Peace and Calm. Loving your Meditation Corner Altar!

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  7. The only waves I've ever caught are on camera....but, it was fun trying....how I love waves.

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