When we look inward, go deep within ourselves, we can cultivate our inner peace. We get comfortable with ourselves, acknowledging our thoughts, feelings and emotions in this moment. Then, we go even deeper to a place where only stillness exists, a place where the breath, body and spirit are one.
Turning inward, I settled in, became aware of my thoughts, feelings and emotions and allowed them to just be as they were. Then, I turned my awareness to my breathing. With every inhale, I envisioned life force energy and peacefulness enter through my nostrils, filling up my body with a sense of energy, yet serenity at the same time. With every exhale, I rid my body of all that no longer serves me, most notably any nervousness and any complaints. In this sacred place, there are no problems. In this sacred place, there is calm. In this sacred place, there is aliveness. In this sacred place, I have cultivated my inner peace.
If we have a willingness to go deep within ourselves, bring awareness to our breath, we will find peacefulness, we will find calmness and we will find our wisdom. As Rumi says, “Listen to silence. It has much to say.”