Introspection through Meditation.
One of the saving graces of meditation is that it allows you to take time for yourself. Think of it as love turned inwards and an opportunity to listen to your own thoughts. Let your mind be open to hearing divine guidance. Re-connect with your intuitive self.
Being able to slow yourself down a little, and long enough to pay attention allows introspection. This also returns the place of power to you. No longer pulled as strongly by outside events and emotions, you have the chance to break free from the hold these have on your attention and direct your focus toward your own “being”.
Introspection can be its own meditation. Listen inwards. Distill your feelings into a moment in time and relax. It will make perfect sense why NOW and what is being highlighted.
Breaking Mental loops of worry.
Have you ever had a thought or worry keep cycling through your mind? It is almost as if there is a software malfunction and the phrase keeps repeating itself or the fearful thoughts keep feeding your mind. It distracts and often causes a lot of stress and anxiety. Break the cycle by saying the word “NEXT”. Interrupt the neural circuits. Change your focus to something you desire, choose something more positive to think about.
Loops of worry are time consuming and unhealthy. They destroy peace of mind and derail good plans and intentions. Open your mind to being in control of experiencing more inner peace. Choose to create breaks in your thoughts and your day. Allow more space for peace to stream into your consciousness. You will be astonished at how profound that simple intention is and what ensues because of it. “Peace be with you”.
At any given time we can focus and have faith in the present moment. Learning to be more present takes practice. Let your own breath guide you and help you to focus on how you are feeling in the present moment.
Mindfulness is about observation and being able to step back and watch the self participate in the moment without any judgement or emotional bias. You are just You. Right now. Just present. And, expanding that experience by recognizing the different layers of experience that exist where you are. Sight. Sound. Smell. Feelings. Touch. Intuition.
Faith guiding your Focal Point.
Without offering my perspective based on my own faith, I think it’s important to step into your own faith. These are windows to the soul and very personal. And, knowing where you are in that faith, we are being guided to choose a focal point and are given insight into our own WHY.
The path of faith is infused with uncertainty as well as peace of mind. As odd as that may sound, it is my own experience that we are gifted with a lot of strength through faith. This in itself is a reservoir of inner peace. We just have to open our minds in meditation to that possibility. Step into that reservoir when you feel worried, distracted and fearful. Let Faith steer your attention and soothe your mind.
Creating Inner Peace.
Many will tell you that inner peace isn’t possible without years of meditation practise and self-mastery. Yet, a simple choice to become more present and aware of yourself in the moment offers a space to let the mind chatter and YOU to observe YOU. The gaps between thoughts, That Place where nothing but quiet and being exist, are peace of mind.
Repetitive movements are also instrumental in lulling the mind into a state of calm and shifting it into a bliss zone. Inner peace can be instigated this way. But the only catch is being able to focus on the flow of one movement and deliberately avoiding the mental pollution of distracting thoughts and emotions. Notice the movement, just the movement. It is enough to catalyze a zone of inner peace
Inner peace might seem like an impossible goal for anyone busy or worried. There is a lot to be concerned about, and many places where our attention and emotions can be pulled dramatically with negative effects on our inner landscape. But, faith and focus can shift our attention and place a shield over our minds. When we remind ourselves that what we feed the mind can steal or restore peace and that our faith or our focus can offer us sanctuary, if we let it.
Simple ideas to execute to create more inner peace are as follows:
- Find a moment to be present.
- Disconnect electronic devices and sit with yourself and take back your power.
- Focus on your breath.
- Listen to inner guidance and be open to acting on your intuitive voice more often.
- Allow your mind to notice and enjoy the space between thoughts.
- Keep the faith. It is your reservoir of inner peace.
Have an amazing week.