I pray and I meditate and for awhile I feel calmer. I feel that I can control things, but then things bubble up and once again I find myself feeling stressed.
I know that worrying will not add a day to my life. Worrying does not solve problems. So how can I cope with all of the problems I am facing?
This morning when I was taking my walk I found myself getting into a worry mode once again, but then I literally stopped. I looked around me. It was a perfect Autumn morning. Crisp air. Blue sky. A soft breeze. Pumpkins and mums decorating porches.
That was when I decided that I needed to take time just for me. Time where I quit worrying about things I cannot control. Time to enjoy the moment.
I realize that I have to form the habit of doing this on a consistent basis.
So I will be taking those moments of serenity as often as I can. I will cut myself some slack. I will recognize not only that I can't control every bad situation, but that I am an imperfect being.
When I start to feel stressed out, I will take a couple of moments for mini meditations. It is a practice that I have gotten out of the habit of doing, and I know that it is important both physically and mentally to begin again.
Today I am finding serenity. I am putting myself first. Looks like a great afternoon for a ride down a country road. Wish you were here to join me.