Many mornings after my quiet time, I head for a walk in the park.
Nature is oblivious to the craziness this world has plunged headlong into. She’s peaceful and offers my soul a second wind and a much needed reprieve from the turmoil. Calm in the chaos.
These moments are crucial to my emotional and spiritual wellbeing so I’ve committed to creating more of them and this week I encourage you to do the same.
Let’s purposely pursue activities that provide a hiatus from the hysteria.
For me, it is nature, music, cooking, writing, reading, cleaning and fitness. Losing myself in the joy these bring gives me a sense of control in an out-of-control world.
Whatever offers you a recess from world events and provides breathing room to regroup or relax, intentionally schedule it in your day.
Because what you focus on grows, positive or negative.
Focus on beauty and suddenly you’ll see it everywhere. Dwelling on your fears only invites more fear. Get the picture?
Finding calm in the chaos is redirecting your attention to more of what you want and less of what you don’t. It’s such a simple yet profound principle.
Having lost everything and everyone he cherished, Job said “What I always feared has happened to me. What I dreaded has come true.” Job 3:25 After hearing this passage referenced in a sermon on the mindset, I’ve tried to be more mindful of what’s on my mind.
This week let’s concentrate on creating moments of calm in our inner and outer world.
Pursue something that shifts your attention away from panic, pandemics, politics and fear and immerse yourself in anything that restores the sacred space that is your soul.
This is creating calm in the chaos.
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