Whenever I feel myself getting caught up in the turmoils of life or when I feel myself drawn into the dramas of life that I cannot control, I take a deep breath and focus on the Here and Now. I am centering deep within myself, where the peace is, where the still small voice speaks. We all have this capacity, because we all are one in the one Presence. This is not a theoretical idea. It can be practiced. It can be embodied.
Morning practice is the beginning for me. My most important time of the day is right when I get up. I spend time in these areas, uplifting reading, meditating, doing Spiritual Mind Treatment (Affirmative Prayer), writing, and exercise (for me running/walking). The order varies, but I do these things before I do anything else every day. If I have to get up earlier because I’m being called out of the house for an appointment, I do it. It is my bliss-a-pline.
I call this being pray-pared. I am not waiting for the time that something horrific happens to get centered. I am practiced in it, so I am ready for each and every day. How can I be of assistance in the world if I am lost in it. I must keep myself poised inward so that I can move from that place outward in every moment.
So, the day unfolds. Things occur. In a moment, I can breathe into the Here and Now and bring myself to that centered place. Again, this is a daily practice. It is not something I get good at and then stop practicing. I am always practicing.
I believe that in these times that we are all being called into self-care, into being pray-pared. It doesn’t matter what our faith is or how we pray. I believe that if we take care of the self in this deep way, we will be able to walk through anything when we are called to.
Whatever is going on in our lives and however we spend our days, I invite us to take time to learn how to center, to take care of ourselves and to find peace admidst turmoil. We are all counting on each other to be in our Light and to see things from a higher consciousness.