The primary cause of
never the situation
but your thoughts
~ Eckhart Tolle
I recently began reading Instagram, and I love the ones with inspirational quotes and thoughts because it reminds me to be in the present. It reminds me to be peaceful even in the midst of the chaos around me. It reminds me that I am in charge of myself and my actions. It reminds me to be fearless and acknowledge when something feels fearful. It reminds me I am in charge of my HAPPINESS.
One Instagrammer brought up having a HAPPY PLACE, some where one can retreat to mentally when the brain is just going and won’t shut down. It gave me pause to think about where was my HAPPY PLACE?
And I drew a blank……my happy place used to be the beach, being in the cerulean blue waves, watching the white caps crash, seeing the endless blue. But when I thought of my HAPPY PLACE now, that wasn’t fitting the bill. I had to dig deeper. WHERE IS MY HAPPY PLACE? Where can I retreat to that I feel serentity and peace and joy and so much happiness?
What came to mind is when my son’s were little, holding a baby and a boy. Being ensconced in my home, taking care of my two little people. Sitting on the sofa reading books, making breakfast, taking care of the two little souls put in my charge. When I had those thoughts, I felt my heart slow down, and my body get peaceful. There was my happy place.
I didn’t realize the value of having a HAPPY PLACE. Now when I feel stressed or overwrought, I know what to think of.
It is not so much living in the past as finding a peaceful source of reference in turbulent, busy times.
We all need a happy place....