A simple technique for a peaceful life.

We all have those days where we can’t silence the mind.  It just races with thoughts, things to do, and worries.  As your mind races you feel anxious and uneasy.

The other night this happened to me, and I was having a tough time escaping the noise.  I needed help getting centered.  So I turned on You Tube and watched Eckhart Tolle TV.

Eckhart Tolle has a smoothing voice, within minutes I was feeling better.  Eckhart’s solution to quieting the mind was to be in the present.  He spoke about the ego, “I am this”, “I have this”, “I need that”, and so on.  The ego attaches itself to wealth, possessions, roles, but the ego can not live in the present.  

As I am listening to Eckhart I start paying attention to the present.  I feel my body getting calmer, every breath I take my heart slows and my mind settles.  In the present you are not worried about what happened in the past or what the future holds.  You are living in the now.

I have been practicing this method for two weeks and am amazed by the results.  I have a feeling of power and peace.  I am at ease.  

Solitude

Alone time- what a beautiful time of day that is/or minute depending on your lifestyle.  I always made time for myself which was easy when I wasn’t married and didn’t have a child.  But now that my lifestyle has changed I need to be more creative when it comes to finding alone time because finding a quiet moment can be like finding a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

The best time for me to find solitude is in the morning.  I wake a couple of hours earlier than my family.  And for the next two hours I am free.

I find having time for myself helps me start the day off on the right foot.  As I am able to clear my mind and check in with myself.  Next I stretch because there is always a spot where I am stiff and sore.  Then I check my thoughts – am I starting the day off with gratitude?  Or do I have anxiety and worry on my mind?

Some mornings I spend time cheering myself on, and if I’m not in a cheerful mood I listen to you tube videos on positive affirmations so I can shift my thoughts into positive ones.  I find this is the easiest way to shift my energy from a low to high. 

Be sure to be good to yourself today and find some time to sneak away from the madness.  Check in with yourself – listen to your thoughts and make any necessary changes to make sure you are on the right path to serenity.