Monday, September 04, 2006

Being at Peace

Today, I took 15 minutes to sit outside and just be. I actually used a timer because I am working on making this a daily discipline.

I just sat there on my front porch and experienced God's gifts in the form of the gentle breeze and the pleasing sights and sounds of the leaves rustling in the wind. I watched the butterflies and dragonflies going about their business and just let my thoughts and imagination go.

Some people might deem this time unproductive. That is a mistake. It was definitely productive time. What it produced was a spirit of peace and tranquility, as well as emotional, mental and spiritual energy that can be utilized to further my goals.

If you think you are too busy to enjoy 15 minutes of quiet time, you are definitely too busy not to. It only takes a shift in perception and priorities. I know, easier said than done, but absolutely worth the effort.

2 comments:

  1. Dream-Do-Repeat9:13 PM

    Great suggestion. May I add onto that thought?

    Got 30 minutes and cable TV?
    Using that time to do as Cathy suggests, just be, while adding a bit of the physical will accelerate your shift in perception.

    Fit TV network's show, Namaste Yoga, is a good way to introduce yourself rejuvenating effects of yoga. I tried it and noticed dramatic improvements in my flexibility (both physical and mental) within the first 2 days of practice. You'll also find your concentration increases, especially if you sit calmly during the commericals, breathing with your head bowed. This focused resting period was extraordinarily difficult for me at first since my mind bounces from thought to thought all day. Working towards that sense of calm was wonderfully effective.

    I hope this suggestion brings even one of your readers greater peace.
    Thanks for the good work, Cathy.

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  2. I'm glad you mentioned this program. I wasn't aware of it. I'm looking forward to trying it out. Flexibility AND increased concentration. Sounds like a powerful combination to me.

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