This post is dedicated to my dear friend Sarah...that we may find peace, joy, and understanding as we navigate through the New Year. I love you!
Last month I had a vision of designing a meditation space in my home. I thought about something simple - just a place with a yoga mat and candles. Somewhere that I could go to when I wake up, get home from work, get ready for bed, or anytime I need a moment of peace. Last night I felt inspired to rearrange my furniture, and in doing so I discovered that I created a little area behind my couch where I could create the meditation space! I noticed it was next to my book shelf, which reminded me of wisdom and learning.
Tonight after getting home from work I designed the space. I changed into my comfy clothes, lit some candles, rolled out my yoga mat, and created a relaxing playlist (including this beautiful song by Bon Iver). I first did some yoga stretches (downward dog and child's pose) to unwind and then ended up meditating. While my mind wandered and I had a hard time focusing at times, I was grateful that I took the time to stop, sit, and be still. I did feel better and noticed a more positive energy afterward.
I hope to go to this quiet place more often as I navigate through 2015. My wish for you is that you may take a moment (or two) this week to sit still and find peace. Blessings!