Embrace Stillness for Peace of Mind

Embrace Stillness for Peace of Mind

We live in a fast-paced world that seems to be getting faster with each passing moment. The internet has connected us in ways we never imagined; however, people reach out to each other any time the mood strikes. That can make it difficult to have time for yourself.

Embrace stillness, and you can reclaim your peace of mind

You can think of stillness in multiple ways. One way to think of it is as the word suggests. You don’t move. You merely reflect on the day’s activities in a quiet place, away from all distractions. You can do this for extended periods, or you can do it in small increments of time. Both will benefit you.

This is like a light version of a meditation practice. It often takes people several tries to gain the benefits of meditation and some people never succeed (which is okay!). Stillness, by contrast, will deliver immediate benefits. Anyone can reflect on their day wherever they are. You could be in a car, and even though you may be moving, you experience stillness within it. 

You can also think of stillness of in a more metaphorical sense. For instance, if you spend every weekend visiting family or participating in other events, staying at home can be thought of as a way to be still. You may continue to move around, but you can capture the peace of not having to go out and travel.

Sometimes, observing the stillness in life can bring about significant benefits. Think of an afternoon by a lake and the waves are calm. Maybe you could enjoy watching a beautiful sunset. You can get lost in the moment and feel at peace. Also, observe the people in your life and take note of those who are relaxed and serene. Ask them how they get to that point and use the same techniques. 

Take some time to yourself to recenter. You don't need to be a meditation guru!

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