Calm Within the Storm

Today’s meditation was seventeen minutes and five seconds, and focused on confronting one’s feelings instead of running from them.

The method involves recognizing and naming your feeling of the moment, then “leaning in” to observe without thought or judgement (which I found quite difficult, actually).

Usually I wouldn’t have had that much to work with for this, but my immediate and uncomfortable fraction to today’s draw left me with plenty.

Today’s draw was the Four of Cups, and the card brought up a good amount of ugliness in my emotions today.   It did communicate a message, and bring up something that I really need to deal with, which is (I reluctantly admit) a good thing.

BUT, the point of the Daily Focus activity on this blog is to find a positive daily focus.   My reaction to the Four of Cups was too intense to find that positivity in it, so I’ve switched it up and am using an affirmation instead for today.

This quote by Sri Ravi Shankar is about meditation.  But, I believe it can be extended into daily life.   It’s important to remember that even when there is chaos, whether the chaos is internal or external, that a sliver of peace and calm can be found just by taking a moment and reaching for it.

After the draw today and my reaction to it, this is a good reminder for me that I need to reach for that peace and seek out that moment of serenity.  I need to take a breath, and let the stillness and quiet wash over me.

In the hours between my draw of the Four of Cups and my meditation, I’ve found a better, less anxiety ridden, place within myself by focusing on the quote. It seems to be just the guidance that I needed today.

One thought on “Calm Within the Storm

  1. Calm is good, baby. Finding that moment of peace sounds like a very good thing. And I am proud of you for finding a positive note to work into all this when I know you had a bad reaction to your draw.

    But like I said, the important thing is that you find that positive energy, not where you get it from. And with something like the cards, finding a positive in every one is probably going to be damn near impossible.

    Though now that you have found the positive(and given me my own with the gift waiting outside my door when I woke)…you know I am going to ask, and need to know what the less positive reaction was. What this issue is that you need to face…

    So either a conversation or a separate post is now needed to share this with me and let me help you get through it, hm? To face whatever it is that you need to face.

    I love you my beautiful boy. So fucking much


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