By Lisa Meade
No, I am not going to talk today about stretching yourself, reaching further, or raising the bar or even embracing the challenge.
Today I am going to talk about creating a soft place for you to land. Today I am going to share the powerful gift you can give yourself by creating a very personalized comfort zone.
We all need a place to settle back into. We long for those days where there is little on the “to do” list. Sometimes we need to pause, reflect, rest and refuel. There is no shame in this—it is a need. It is vital to our balance and to our beauty in life.
So if we can accept this, without harsh self criticism or judgement, why not really get creative? What does your comfort zone look like? Is it indoors or out? Maybe you have both? Take the time to talk to your body and soul. What is needed? Are there colors that you resonate with? How about certain scents? Maybe you need plant life surrounding you?
Perhaps it needs to be dark and candle lit, or wide open windows that let the breeze and day’s light in. Each of us is so exquisitely unique and so too should our comfort places be. Daydream on this for a while. What would the perfect soft landing, body resting, heart satisfying, mind releasing, tension taming, soul celebrating place look like?
Now the fun begins.
How can you create this in some way? Pillows? Candles? Veils of sheer scarves? Chimes? Lush green plants? Scents and perfumes? Music? Bouquets of flowers? Certain foods and drinks?
What delights you? What colors, what shapes, what textures, what elements? Dream big!
Now go about choosing a location for this in and around your home. Maybe you can find a corner of a room or a spot in your yard? Maybe it is in another location; a park, a cabin or a meadow. It is up to you and your needs and desires. Intentionally creating this sacred place of comfort brings your essence and peaceful energies into it. Your grace flows through it. Your beauty decorates it.
Your body temple needs to be adored and honored. Who better to do this than you? Within this sacred comfort zone you will find rest and peace. You will breathe in inspiration. You will hear the longings of your soul.
Here you will nurture yourself and rest. Here you will honor your body’s needs. Within your personal retreat space you can find your balance, your center and awaken energies that are ready to be born.
Editor: Dana Gornall