Where do you find your calm?

In a fast-paced world where many of us are running around over-stimulated, over-stressed, with minds racing too fast to listen to ourselves and our own needs, finding regular moments to


step out of the chaos and drama of our day to day lives

and into a space of

calm and stillness

is essential.

Because it’s only in this space of calm that we can really hear ourselves. That we can think clearly from the core.
It’s also only in this place of space and stillness that we can begin to heal. From the wear and tear of day to day life, to deeper wounds.

If you are committed to truly enjoying life and creating it from the heart and soul you need a practice which helps you to get into that calm head-space.

So where do you find your calm?

For me it’s yoga. It has become a key tool in creating a life for myself that feels grounded, connected and more in tune with the deeper rhythms of life.

Nowadays when I feel myself worried, upset, angry, confused, needing clarity of thought, grounding or inspiration, I head for my yoga mat.

It iswithout a doubt the place where I experience the clearest thoughts, inspiration and answers to my problems. I step out of the panic, drama, fears, pressures and anger, that can sometimes cloud my judgement, and my thoughts become calm, clear and free.

Why is it so important? Because the choices we make day to day affect the shape and direction of our whole lives. And the shape and direction of our lives ripples out and influences the shape and direction of the people and environments we touch.

And that’s why cultivating a calm mind is at the heart of all spiritual practices. Because it’s a big deal – for you and for the world we live in.

But you don’t need to follow a spiritual practice to start cultivating a calm mind. You just need to find an activity thattakes you out of your head, into your body and into the moment.  I find that different activities work for different people, but they are always what I would call moving meditation – an activity that requires skill, concentration and rhythm.

For me it happens to be yoga, but for you it might be swimming, running, climbing, dancing, martial arts, archery, boxing, tai chi. Something that has you stepping out of your world, your head, your problems…and into the calm – where you feel connected, grounded and still.

Find your activity and then make it a key part of your life. Dedicate regular time to it – turn it into a weekly, if not daily, habit and just see the difference it makes. Over time it will change the shape of your life.

x Selina

Selina Barker