Hey Miss Serenity!
Calming the storms from inside of you
Worried. Sad. Heartbroken. Scared. Frustrated.
There are times where our definition of life, shifts from “beautiful”, to torturous, draining, and awfully stressful. Sometimes, these days are few, other times, they are our daily struggles. The same way humans cannot exist independent of one another, we also cannot opt for the option of being above the noise of the world. Our emotions are there to constantly tear us apart day in day out at the occurrence of even a one-off moment of hurt.
The thought of our youth slipping away while our goals seem even farther to reach, breaks us down. Financial burdens, deadlines, failed promises, marital problems, and tons more, lurk in the corners of our minds — enough to create noise in the quietest of places. Enough to cause stress untold. The goal, however, is to always find peace even in the loudest of places.
One easy way people have been known to find peace, is through religion. They search for a form of higher power, hold on to whatever fragment of hope they can find, and use that as fuel for peace. Channelling your inner peace, however, doesn’t require a higher power. It requires will power. You just need to find a way to shut all the noise out — both internal and external, for a few minutes and find peaceful peace.
Meditation is a state of deep peace that occurs when the mind is calm and silent. While meditating, all you need to do is focus on one specific thing like the pace of your breathing or one singular thought that can hold your consciousness. You can try out a simple form of meditation by just closing your eyes, sitting still, and just being. You can also take meditation classes, get meditation apps, or learn more advanced methods.
This is why people practice yoga. With yoga, you learn breath control, carry out a level of simple meditation, and adopt of specific bodily postures. The totality of which is expected to help you find your inner peace and generally be of good health. The whole idea of meditation is in creating an imaginary air-tight bubble where you can be in, and just shutting yourself from the world and all its affiliations to your mind.
Interestingly, you don’t need to be in an Ashram in India to meditate. You just need to understand the need for a few moments of peace, in the midst of the turmoil. Close your eyes for a few minutes where you can, and just breathe. Feel the goddess of serenity pass through you, and ignore the challenges and stressful activities that are waiting on the outside. It is probably the only moment you’ll ever be truly in a state of perfection and calmness.