Reverb 13, Day 18 Prompt:
I am often surprised where I find peace, it is usually in the midst of chaos.
In the midst of living, did you find moments to breathe? Were there moments that held you in the embrace of peace and quiet and pure contentment?
Did these moments catch you by surprise or did you create the space for peace to find you?
how will you make space for greater peace in 2014?
Sometimes my mind can be really chaotic. Thoughts rushing around and swirling that feel like they won’t slow down. Sometimes things like walking outside or taking deep breaths help me to find some peace but this year one mantra from Tonya Leigh’s blog really helped me cultivate more peace and quiet in my oft-times chaotic life:
“I am responsible for how I feel.”
Repeating that for what felt like hundreds of times a day always gave me peace in the midst of a storm of chaos and mayhem. For whatever reason that affirmation sunk into my bones and made me feel powerfully aware of my role in creating peace in my life. I could choose to feel peaceful at any moment. That affirmation became a encouraging nudge for me to settle into my inner wisdom and become aware of the peace that existed inside of me, the quiet that ran underneath the crowded spaces of my life.
Next year, I plan to take even more responsibility for how I feel by setting more healthy boundaries when I am feeling that need for peace. I also will take some intentional time away in solitude because that is what my souls loves so much and a gift I can give myself. I also am going to unplug more from technology on a daily basis and do activities like painting and reading that always provide me a peaceful space.
Here’s to more peace and goodness in 2014.