When I was in the hospital recently for two colonoscopy procedures, I was being cared for by nurses, technicians and a doctor. One thing I can say is that I am not used to being taken care of in such a manner. Being fussed over is strange to me.
Throughout my life I am used to taking care of other people which a part of being a “people pleaser” sort of person. I am used to being the one doing things for others. Maybe I do not want to be seen as lazy or something like that. As I go on in life perhaps I should practice some self care and allow others to help along the way.
Being fussed over is something I could get used to. But then again I never want to take that for granted. Believe me I am trying to get over that pleasing everyone thing.
My goodness its a wild and crazy world we are in. I can speak from experience the USA is full of chaos right now. Just go on the blogosphere or social media where people are bearing witness to how things are where they live. The year 2020 has been a time unlike any other in history where a whole lot of things are going down.
The question is where does one go to find some peace? You know to get away from the calamity of things. My priest posed the question about finding peace in your life this morning and in a Zoom meeting the answers were very personal and unique.
Some go into nature, some read, some will retreat to a favorite place if possible. There is a spiritual component where some will find prayer and meditation comforting. Worship or group gatherings can be helpful too. Being in tune with ones higher power can help calm the mind and soul. Yoga and other practices can benefit the mind and body simultaneously.
It’s true that people are overstimulated and overexposed to bad news and finding peace from that means turning off the TV and getting away from devices (yes that is hard for me to do).
Finding peace can be a simple thing if you let it. Getting out of your headspace and allowing your physical body to relax can help one unwind. Self care is important whatever that looks like to you.
Peace like a river, peace from turmoil, peace from the demands of life and peace that surpasses understanding, nirvana wherever one can find quiet for a time might help solve a lot of problems in the world. Being intentional about it is the key.
Peace to you all my dear friends.
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