“Serenity is not freedom from the storm, but peace amid the storm”
Serenity according to the dictionary is calm, quiet, tranquil
Serenity according to a Mother is the first time she holds her baby in her arms.
Serenity according to a child is the time he snuggles up to his mother and just knows everything is just fine.
Serenity according to some is a place where they can get some quiet time like the beach, a cottage in the country …
Serenity according to me is when my conscious and subconscious are in sync. When external triggers can not touch my true self and when I can truly feel at peace.
Being in serenity took time and practice for me. A constant state of calm lets you think clearly, feel passionately, decide rationally, react calmly, stay positive and most of all BE Serene. I am happy to say, that the last few years of my life have been completely and totally serene-mind, body, heart&soul. That doesn’t mean that I don’t have problems, cause there are a boat load of them…but despite these problems I have managed to stay serene and positive. To me that is my greatest achievement :)
Here are some of my positive tips on how you too can Be in Constant Serenity-
My 3 Positive Tips to Being In Constant Serenity:
1) Meditate –
“The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.” – Confucius
I make it a point to meditate on “Love” everyday. I sit in any position I find comfortable, and close my eyes to bring a birds eye view of the earth from outer space in my minds eye. Slowly, I reshape that round earth into a heart shaped earth and simply believe that in that very moment, I am giving out love and receiving LOVE to and from the whole world. The sense of calm that comes from being able to be a catalyst of love is indescribable. I am often in tears (happy ones) after my 15-20 minutes Love Meditation. It makes me a better person, a more loving and caring person.
2) Pray –
“Let everyone try and find that as a result of daily prayer he adds something new to his life, something with which nothing can be compared.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
I pray five times a day as my obligatory prayers being a Muslim…and I love how every change in the day is a call to prayer. Fajr is the morning prayer at the break of dawn. Zuhr & Asr are the Mid day prayers when the Sun is right up there shining in full force. Maghrib & Isha are the evening prayers at the break of dusk. Honouring every change in the day with prayer and conversations with Allah, allows me to stay grounded and facilitates peace and tranquillity within. I am not sure what prayer means to each of you…but a heart to heart with The Divine is the best form of prayer.
3) Relax & Breathe –
“The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.” ~ Sydney J. Harris
My day is usually chalk full of appointments, session and engagements. Some days I feel like there is no time to breathe. One thing that helps during these breathless times is my cultivated ability to relax. My favourite way is to take 10 deep breaths, and with each breath out, I tell myself to relax and calm down. I might need to do this 2-3 times a day depending on my day. But its such a potent fix to the turmoil that after these 10 breaths I am instantly calm and centred. Try it.
So there you have it…my 3 favorite tips to stay calm and serene. I’m sure you have your ways to feel serene too. Make it a habit to be conscious about the way you feel…cause really its only when you can identify your need to be serene, will you make the effort to actually stay serenely calm.
Working inside out is the best way to live, learn and be in constant serenity.
Now its your turn. What do you think? What is Serenity according to you? Do you have any tips to share? Please share your thoughts in the comments. I’d love to learn from you!
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With Immense Love & Gratitude,