A meditation to find peace amidst life’s whirlwind
What can we do when life gets a bit too much? When we feel overwhelmed, stressed and/or fed up with the busyness of life? When you secretly want to run away from it all yet responsibility prevents you from doing so?
As wonderful as it would be to drop everything and find a peaceful sanctuary, we can instead create a mental sanctuary through meditation, a powerful practise that lets you create a haven of calm within your own mind.
The mental sanctuary meditation is a practice that involves using visualisation techniques to create a calming and soothing environment within your mind. To take a break from the chaos and embrace a moment of mindfulness, transporting yourself to a state of pure relaxation.
Some common elements that people incorporate into their mental safe spaces include visualising peaceful landscapes, such as beaches, forests, or gardens. Others may choose to envision a cozy room or a sacred space that holds personal significance.
This practise can work wonders. By immersing yourself in this calming experience, you’ll feel a renewed sense of energy and clarity. A weight will be lifted off your shoulders as you let go of worries and embrace serenity. It’s like pressing the pause button on life for a few blissful moments.
Ready to give it a try? I invite you to listen to the guided 10-minute meditation below, where you’ll envision a beautiful garden, crafted entirely by your imagination. Find solace as you settle upon a comfortable bench in the dappled shade.
This mental sanctuary becomes your personal haven, a safe space you can retreat to whenever you need it. Once you’ve established this tranquil place, you can revisit it whenever you need a moment of relaxation or when you want to disconnect from the outside world.
Gift yourself this precious time to discover harmony and calmness within. Allow the stresses of the day to melt away as you find peace in this soothing escape. So go ahead, take a deep breath, and together, we’ll find inner peace amidst life’s whirlwind.
Peaceful Garden Meditation: