But, clouds of stressful situations float by; some pushed by gentle breezes with easily solvable solutions; some pushed along at hurricane force that take us for a rough ride before setting us down.
During all kinds of stress, one way to get back to your core of peace, to the place where decisions can be made for the best result is by spending time in reflection and meditation.
I'm called to practice everyday
Peacefully act in every way
Practicing Peace Meditation
Time: at least 2 minutes.
Preparation: Sit straight and clasp your hands in your lap, or lie down on your back in a deep relaxation pose with arms slightly away from your body, and legs slightly apart. Close your eyes. You can even practice this meditation sitting at a desk at work or school.
Begin even breathing - count 1 breathe in; count 2 breathe out; count 3 breathe in; count 4 breathe out - continue for 50 counts or another even number.
Now that you've regulated your breathing begin thinking thoughts of peace. Ask yourself what steps you need to take to lead a more peaceful life. After the meditation write down your ideas in a journal or notebook as a later reminder.
Next, visualize yourself relating peacefully in a situation that is stressful. Take some time to really get into the scenario. Again, when you are up again write out your thoughts and ideas for later referral.
To finish the meditation take a deep breath, exhale, stretch and enjoy the feeling of peace in your body and mind.
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