I have always thought it was important to take care of myself so I can be there for myself, my boys and Jackson. That has always meant the monthly Mom's Night Out, knitting, sewing etc. But lately, I have felt the need to turn inward. So in addition to the Full Moon Circle and New Moon Circle that we do as a family, I have started a daily meditation routine. Something that for me has been sporadic. I want to build on that and create the spiritual practice that my heart needs. And meditation, for me, really keeps me grounded in the present moment, just breathing. A time to stop all the thinking, organizing and planning...and just be. This picture to the left is my space, not much, but to me so full of joy and energy. A candle my dh gave to me (he is always giving me candles, one of the things I love), he is so thoughtful, my incense burner from my children, with my favorite Nag Champa, and my crystal ball, which in the picture looks so bright pink, but in reality is clear quartz. I love the picture, love the space.
It doesn't take much. It is so easy to think that taking time for ourselves has to be so complicated. But we can find the time and space even if, like me, it is just a tray with a few things I love. If it speaks to your soul, set it up, make the time, even if it is 10 minutes to really be at peace in the present moment.