Sacred Space, Sacred Days
In the last few days, the Universe has brought this to my attention in several ways – that we need, yes, NEED, to have at least one day a week that is our sacred space. One author called it “untouchable days”. Depending on your personal beliefs these days may be connected to your religious or spiritual practices, but here is what that day is for: rest, renewal, recreation, rejuvenation, rituals, revelation, and remembering. First and foremost, remember to be grateful – say “thank you!” in word and deed.
Here are a couple of ideas to get you started:
- unplug from all electronic devices
- go for a walk
- read a book
- share a meal with friends and family
Now, let’s look at sacred space from another perspective – meditation. For many the word meditation conjures up an image of sitting in an uncomfortable position with your back aching and your mind racing as you try to quiet it down. According to author, Jon Kabat-Zin, “Meditation is simply about being yourself and knowing about who that is.” Meditation can come in many forms, both secular and spiritual. It can come when you are absorbed in doing something you love, such as gardening or writing – where creativity flows and where we feel mentally and physically satisfied. Spiritual meditation brings you into an awareness of being present and connected to the divine in yourself, others, and nature.
So, consider this today – start with 20 minutes. Find a quiet place where you can sit or lie down in a comfortable position so that you are relaxed. Close your eyes and just breathe. Find the silence within you. And if you fall asleep, that’s okay, for the Dalai Lama says, “Sleep is the best meditation.”
Peace be with you.
until next time…