When the day, week, or month is busier than you can handle, take a few minutes to yourself and imagine being in a serene and peaceful place. We can’t always escape to a field, beach or scenic wonderland where we can meditate, but we can find that place through visualization.
When we visualize ourself in a place we consider peaceful we immediately begin to enter a calmer state. We breath a little slower, relax our muscles a little bit and we start to calm ourselves internally. This is where we can begin a meditative journey. We can empty our mind of its thoughts, and focus on the beauty of the place we are in (or visualizing). When doing this, watch how calm and peaceful everything around you is. Let go and just let your mind wander, thinking of things that make you happy, loved ones who make you smile or sounds that you find soothing.
Sometimes we can do this exercise in a very short period of time just to relax ourselves a little throughout the day. Other times we can sit and give ourselves as much time as it takes to unwind and release all the negativity and tension that may have build up during the day, week or month.
Serenity is a state of mind, it doesn’t find us, we must find it. When we are able to master our thoughts and enter that quiet, peaceful place, what we are really doing is finding serenity.