Finding the quiet within is difficult for anyone with what is being played out in the news. More important than ever is finding an escape from it. Finding one’s inner peace is a gift yet so many find obtaining it difficult. Parents with young children find it especially challenging. Taking self-care time before kids rise in the morning or after the kids have gone to bed at night can make a difference.
Encouraging kids to sometimes play alone will be a lifelong gift you can give to children. They will come to know what inner calm feels like and it is ever so useful when navigating the rough waters of life
Blaise Pascal once said “All men’s miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone.” One of the best ways to begin to reach the quiet within is to use one’s creativity which should have nothing to do with whether one is good at something or not. It is about quelling the outer and inner noise, learning about oneself and the wisdom which comes as a result.
Make a pact with yourself that 2022 will be a year to find the quiet within and work toward finding peace despite what is going on around you – that is the real art of living richly.