❝ Peace is not in the hall. It is in the repose of the Self. It can be gained anywhere.❞
~Sri Ramana Maharshi
This quote is, for me, more than a nice thought. It’s a bit of guiding principle. The past many weeks have been dreary and dark—literally and figuratively. My mental, emotional, and physical dispositions have been rather low. The reasons are multi-faceted. Thankfully, I’ve spent years building a collection of tools to support myself in situations like this. It includes reaching out to others; I can’t make it on my own anymore, nor do I wish to try any longer.
I have a few routines that are keystones to my well-being. Part of this includes my own little meditation space—the ‘hall’ as it were. It’s a place that I fill with light and love—soulful energy. But it’s important for me to understand that I don’t have to be on the cushion and beside my alter in order to be (in) peace. That sanctum is vital, but so too is living the space in every moment: in every breath of my yoga practice, with each step as I walk with my dog, in each moment of training, as I prepare and then eat each meal.
Peace, tranquillity, and calm are always and already present. My job is to look within and realise that, and that it’s never been anything other than that.
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