My 3 Positive Tips to Being In Constant Serenity

My 3 Positive Tips to Being In Constant Serenity“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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31 thoughts on “My 3 Positive Tips to Being In Constant Serenity

  1. I love your writing Zeenat! This is a gem and helps me feel serenity in the midst of working so hard! I also love learning about the devotional practice of Muslim prayer. It’s so beautiful how all cultures bring a similar but unique perspective.

    1. Hi Martine,
      We are all more similar than we are different 🙂 After all its the same Maker we are all thankful too…right.
      Thank you for your kind words on my writing and for your loving comment here. Now dont go and work yourself too hard…remember to breathe love.
      Much Love~

  2. Thanks Zeenat, I’m feel the serenity of you in this post! Good reminder for me to get back to basics. really like your meditation viewing the earth as a heart and being love! I also wonder if living in alignment with our values might be a big contributor to peace or contentment. What do you think? blessings, Brad

    1. Hi Brad,
      Living in alignment to your values is a definite factor to your serenity. When we live in alignment with our core moral beliefs, we leave little or no room for regret. No regret equals more inner calm. Living from an authentic heart space gives us freedom to simply BE. You have given me one topic to write about Brad! Thank you!
      Much Love~

  3. Hi Zeenat,

    This is a lovely post…the definitions of serenity are so innovative and lyrical that they bring out the musical aspect of your personality. You are so right…there can’t be a better analogy for serenity than a child and a mother, I love this.

    Yes, it takes a lot of time, experience and practice to bring synchronization of the conscious and the subconscious and then only tranquility of mind can be attained. Meditation is very challenging and I found it very hard to concentrate as the thoughts wander so much that it becomes very frustrating to control them. Even while praying you realise after a few minutes that your stream of consciousness was flowing in some other direction!!

    I have yet to master the art of the first two tips…but a sense of serenity comes with acceptance too…take life as it comes and you can be at peace.

    Thanks Zeenat, for sharing beautiful thoughts.

    1. Dear Balroop,
      I knew you would love the child and mother bit 🙂
      Although it takes practice to attain that inner serene state…its worth it when we reach it. I have realized meditation can be done in any position as long as your thoughts are focused on the positive. I’d much rather focus on the positive than nothing at all 😉
      As for prayer, I too sometimes drift…but the key is to notice and get back on track. Soon, you will drift lesser and lesser.
      Acceptance is another factor in attaining inner serenity for sure. But there is a fine line between acceptance and complacency. While acceptance is positive, complacency is not…we have to make sure we dont fall into the complacency trap.
      Thank you for your beautiful comment here.
      Much love~

  4. I love the quote “Serenity is not freedom from the storm, but peace amid the storm” This is something to always remember and I am thankful for the reminder Zeenat. Did you write it or is it quoted from some other source? Thanks for sharing, great post!

  5. Lovely post. For me, serene is achieving inner peace. I am constantly working on it. I started meditating, positive affirmations and really focusing on my inner self about a year and a half ago.

    I have the words, “embrace serenity” tattooed on my inner arm to remind me every day of how much I have accomplished so far. I just need to look down and immediately I feel calm.

    1. Achieving inner peace is what being serene is all about. I use positive affirmations too and love how good they make me feel.
      And that tattoo girl…I have got to see a picture of it atleast!
      Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing your energy here. I love your comment here.
      Much Love~

  6. Wassalamu Aleykum!

    What a beautiful post, Zeenat!

    So lovely to come across your blog and this writing. I’ve been looking at different posts containing ‘serenity’ and I came across so many different blogs, different religions, but what is truly magical all of them contain the message of love, peace and universal truths and this made me feel so unite with all human beings. I wish everyone on this planet to feel this ‘oneness’ 🙂

    I admire your ‘love meditation’. I often practice my ‘light meditation’ when I project the light from my being from my heart to all human beings and species of our lovely planet, but I guess I’ve been missing on ‘receiving’ part. And that important piece is what a lot of us are not accustomed to, but it was so important to realize this because flow of loving energy has to go both ways. Thank you for showing me this 🙂

    I cannot associate myself with any religion as in my opinion all religions are man-made and the word of God has been misinterpreted in many ways, but I always loved the concept of prayer 5 times a day because it takes you away from unnecessary worries and negative thoughts and puts you back in that serenity state 🙂 I’d love to use this idea and set my phone reminders at different times throughout the day for meditation / prayer.

    Serenity to me associates with Buddha, I’m not sure why 🙂 but anytime I get frustrated or negative I imagine myself sitting under a big beautiful tree in a meditation and I say to myself “I’m Buddha” and then I seem to realize my connection to the Divine, to the Creator and my troubles seem small and insufficient.

    Have a beautiful blessed day! I love what you’re doing and your work is appreciated by the Universe and many blessings are on your way!

    Sending you love and light,

    1. Dear Natella,
      How lovely to read your beautiful thoughts here. Thank you for all the lovely words you have said about my blog and my writing…my gosh I’m blushing 🙂
      Meditation is after all energy dear one…when we give we are automatically on the receiving end. But when we consciously give, we get even more.
      Try the phone reminders Natella…they sound like a great idea. I am eager to know how this new awareness works out for you.
      Love and blessings to you too~

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  8. I find that a prayer at the end of the day before I fall asleep really helps to relax me. Its just a simple thankyou for the day and a focus on any part of the day that has been meaningful.

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  10. I once heard that meditation and prayer were two sides of the same coin. One is speaking and one is lsitening. I lve how you added them both on your list, because sometimes people lump them together, but it is as important to listen as it is to unload and pledge! Both rituals help keep us feeling good inside and out!

  11. dotchamou

    Thank you for your article. Serenity is valuable than material things. It requires commitement and hard work before one can have a peace of mind in our modern life where, material things come first . Meditating and praying are not welcome in our society, but we cannot have quiet mind without them.

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