At the core of everything is serenity. Peace, calm, silence. Tranquility. Serenity’s not always easy to identify and you have to be perceptive to allow yourself to feel it.
What does serenity feel like?
Can you imagine standing in the eye of a storm where it is absolutely silent and still? Clouds and rain and thunder are raging around you, but are not touching you. You stand in calmness, stillness, with no movement. You simply are. Although that simple stillness is within each of us, it takes practice to be able to access it.
Why do you want to be serene?
Sometimes in meditation, you feel serene. Right before you fall asleep, you may feel serene. Sometimes in your spiritual practice, you experience serenity. Serenity is a time when you truly know yourself, when you are in touch with the wisdom within. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to access serenity any time you chose?
Serenity is acceptance
Serenity is not about non-doing, it is about being at peace with what you are doing. You have to love yourself, appreciate your talents, know enough about yourself to choose friends that nurture and support you. You have to understand your desires so thoroughly that you direct your steps toward them.
What gets in the way of serenity?
Our yearnings keep us from feeling serene. We long for freedom, we crave respect, we long to be loved, we desperately need to feel valuable, and that we have a purpose. Until we meet those yearnings, we cannot experience the life force that is serenity.
How do you find serenity?
Serenity comes from letting go, from letting your life unfold. It means making choices in every moment to be mindful and compassionate. Serenity comes when you become so self-aware that positive choices become automatic. Serenity comes when you are so aligned with your passion that your work is a wondrous melody. Serenity comes when you love yourself so much that no words can hurt or harm you. In serenity you are complete, you are whole, you are perfect just the way you are.
My most serene moments are when I am writing and a magical flow of words comes flowing in from somewhere and type themselves out on my computer. It’s as if I’m a conduit, a funnel for something greater than me. That to me is serene
There is a quality of serenity in simply being safely tucked in where I live. Even though I am looking to the Deeper Song Community for like-minded companionship, I am safe and secure in my physical environment. That adds to my feeling of serenity.
I experience serenity when my mind does her thing. Pouncing on concepts and expanding them into a tangible expression. Suddenly grasping a connection that I hadn’t seen before. Having a thought and writing a poem. Those are moments of serenity.
And then I have my interactions with the new people who are connecting. The light beings who are fluttering around the flame of singing a deeper song. That is a true gift. Your mere presence adds to my feelings of serenity.
What yearning is keeping you from serenity?
We long for freedom, we crave respect, we yearn to be loved, we search desperately for our purpose, we need to feel valued and that we make a difference. We yearn to have impact.
When you fulfill your yearnings, you can bee fully present in the moment. You will find yourself immersed in complete serenity.
To Sing a Deeper Song consider:
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