Peace is different for each of us. I find peace in the West Village of Manhattan and on my yoga mat. For some, finding peace involves being outdoors or alone. Some meditate.
How you achieve peace for yourself is irrelevant. What matters is that you do.
When we come from a place of peace rather than chaos, we’re a better version of ourselves. Even as a certified yoga teacher with over 500 hrs of training, I often find myself in a frenzied state believing if I work faster and harder, I’ll do more.
Of course, quite the opposite is true.
I’m busy, just like you. I’m the caretaker of elderly parents as well as a mom of two young girls. And in addition to being a writer, I work as a yoga instructor. I’m lucky–my days are maxed by good things, but I’m often scheduled to the minute. And I can fly high at that frenzied level for some time, thinking I’m getting so much accomplished, but inevitably, I crash.
This weekend was one of those times. The crash was hard and ugly, and involved a lot of sobbing. 😉
That’s why this morning, I chose to put the weekend aside and start from a place of peace. I scheduled myself the time to take a yoga class, then immediately wrote a list of what needed to get done. (On paper means it’s off your brain and you’re more productive.)
Then I gave myself permission to be messy and understand I won’t have all the answers. I don’t need to. And neither do you.
The universe has a plan for each of us. We just need to take a breath, and allow.
Wishing you days filled with peace and contentment.