“It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.”
I wanted to write about peace this week because, what a great word right? Calm, quiet, peaceful peace.
I’ve read being around people who are relaxed and calm helps you in turn also feel more relaxed and at peace. But let’s think about this. When’s the last time you met with a care-free friend willing to share their peace with you without it draining them? On rare occasions I find myself in a moment of complete peace I want to throat punch anyone who looks like they might disturb my moment of Zen. Stop talking about your problems near my peace bubble are you nuts this thing is going to pop at any second! No I can’t share my peace with you, it’s taken me six days to construct my peace bubble for a meager five-minute escape. Want to share my anger bubble? Oh heck yes get up in here with that angst. But back off the PB.
So of course you are going to feel more relaxed around a relaxed person. You just robbed them of a week’s worth of work. I hope you feel better.
Last weekend my eternally stress-free cat Lily, gave me insight on what total peace looked like. It was then I realized the only way I was going to gain peace in my heart was to lie on the ground on my back like a boss. So I made the commitment to do Yoga once a week. Now, it may have taken me forty-five minutes of a sixty minute class to finally turn my brain off, but that fifteen minutes of peace was heaven. And I’m sure with practice, I’ll be on the road to enjoying life like Ms. Lilliput not just on my back, but in all positions throughout the day.
Check out Raw Space for yoga times and schedules so you can create your own peace bubble without wanting to shank a B for stealing your inner harmony.