Best of 2009: Moment of Peace

The ongoing “Best of 2009″ idea continues with: Moment of peace. An hour or a day or a week of solitude. What was the quality of your breath? The state of your mind? How did you get there?

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I try to take a little time to myself each week. I am completely ashamed to admit wasting water, but my “me” time is usually in the shower. Especially in the winter, it’s the only place I can feel completely warm, safe, and alone to think.

I can take stock of what has happened in the last couple days, what the future week will be like, you know, check in with my inside people.

In the summer I’m able to not waste water when I do this by sitting out on the back porch with a popsicle. Even in the evening it’s still very hot outside, so focusing on keeping the popsicle a solid mass is top priority, but second it gives you time to take a breath and assess everything.

I think if you only take a couple times a year to do this, everything bottles up and you become a ball of stress.

Regularly thinking about pathways and directions in your life keep you on course.

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