Serenity is hard to capture when you fill your life too full. What do you release? What do you change? How do you go about bringing more moments of serenity into your life?
You have to say “no” to a few things. You have to cut the clutter that takes up your space and your time. You have to choose your priorities and let the rest fall away. When you know what you want to achieve, choose to do only those things that help make it happen.
The easiest way to feel serenity is to immure yourself in whatever you are doing. You may become completely absorbed in a walk in nature. You may give yourself over to building something or cleaning something or writing something. Do not think about what is next or what still needs to be done. Be present in the moment. When you sink deeply into the experience at hand, you will feel serene.
I was faced with completing a series of steps that I had never done before. It was simply a matter of putting up my first podcast on my site and on iTunes. I had the directions. I simply immersed myself in the step that was before me and when that was complete moved on to the next. It kept me both focused and serene. I wasn’t aware of my steady progress until later when I realized how much I had done and that I had achieved my goal, one focused step at a time.
Pay attention to how you feel. Explore the connection between your awareness and what you are doing. As you move deliberately thought the actions you take, become more aware of their beauty and their intricacy. Be mindful of what you say. Listen before you respond. Pause before you take action. Immerse yourself in what you are doing. Cultivate mindfulness as a path to experiencing serenity. Lean to appreciate and savor more moments.
Notice your progress
Stay in the moment, but take time to acknowledge and appreciate your progress. Then return to the task at hand. When you see how immersion and mindfulness move you steadily forward, you will begin to trust the process . Each time you practice giving yourself over to the moment, it will be easier to lose yourself in the work you do.
Quite your mind. Still your body. Release your awareness. Move into the place of peace that resides in each of us. Practice being still and hear and feel what becomes apparent. .
Life is an unfolding process that moves in cycles that cannot be rushed or altered. Any adjusting that needs to be done is within you. Take action. Don’t take action. Speak. Stay silent. Let the flow of serenity within you guide your steps.
To Sing a Deeper Song Consider
The Power of Mindful Listening
Nothing Is Required But the Next Step
Patience and the Unfolding Process