“Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
I know that some days are busier than others, but on the really busy days I make sure I start the day from a quiet place filled with peace. The other day, I had a full day of chores and I worked hard all day. But, I set the intention to come from a place of peace and took the time to start my day with meditation and time in nature.
Before starting my tasks, I enjoyed my cup of coffee sitting in the back yard. I just stopped and looked and watched the bugs and the birds. The irrigation system had just watered the plants and the leaves had water on them. I admired a finch that sat on the edge of the pot and took sips of water off the leaves. I noticed all of the varied colors of green on just one plant. I was inspired by how much the plants had grown and matured since I pruned them back in January. I was in awe of the roses and the different blooms in a variety of stages from buds to full blooms to dying. I was grateful to be able to sit outdoors. I listened to the birds and heard the wind and just took the time to appreciate the gift of nature.
Taking those few minutes to be inspired by nature set the tone for the day made all the difference in how I dealt with a busy and hectic day. Starting from a place of peace is the best way to have a successful busy day.
What can you do to come from a place of peace on busy days?
Peggy Steffens is an artist and Chopra Certified Meditation Instructor
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