We are all living a busy life. With responsibilities come activities, and plenty of them.
Quiet time in reflection on our daily interactions, helps us to gain insight about our connection and place in the world. We all want to do the right thing. But how can we determine how well we behaved and responded to our life experiences, if we don’t reflect?
A practice of quiet time by ourself either in the morning or evening will benefit us and establish a healthy habit of reflection. These are the time of day many people meditate. Meditation does not necessarily mean we sit in a lotus posture on the floor with a cushion, chanting OM. Walking on the beach, walking meditatively through a park or even a favorite stuffed chair will do.
Being alone can de-stress us. Turning off the television and muting the phone will stop the bombardment of electrical frequencies on our energy systems and organs.
If you are unable to be by yourself and enjoy your own company, how can you expect anyone else to enjoy you? If the thought of being by yourself scares you, then try it in small doses. Make a schedule on the calendar to spend 30 minutes a day for the first week. Increase the time by 15 to 30 minutes the next week, and so forth, until you become comfortable with your quiet time and the amount of time in meditation that works for you. Twenty minutes may be all the time you need.
Some Ways to Squeeze In Quiet Time:
1. Turn off the television. I sold my TV three years ago and I haven’t missed it. I figure if a news story needs to come to my attention, someone will tell me. If you must have a TV, then reduce the number of shows you watch. Modify your lifestyle. You already know what’s best for you.
2. Wake up early. I set my alarm thirty minutes earlier so I can get out of bed and meditate in the morning. My alarm sound is a soothing and gentle harp.
3. Relax after work. When I used to work in the corporate environment, I came home from work and meditated in the citrus garden for an hour. I had amazing experiences during the late afternoon meditations that helped me understand who I really am.
4. Limit Internet time. If you need to, set a timer to help you adjust. The Internet can be addicting and a time sucker if you don’t stay aware.
5. This one is for you. You know yourself best and what you can do to squeeze in quiet time. Fill in the way that works for you: ___________________________________.
I’ve heard it said if you do an activity for 30 days, it becomes a habit. Also, you can ask your angels to help you. They will support you with your intentions. You can ask them to keep you undisturbed during the time you are alone. If your family or partner will not respect your boundaries and give you time alone, then seek professional help with a counselor. Your family or partner is telling you something about yourself that needs to be addressed.
I understand in our busy life we can come up with a huge list of reasons why we can’t spend quiet time alone. Then, we must ask ourselves, “Am I being moderate in all activities?” “Am I taking care of myself and the body my Creator gave me to use in this lifetime?” Quiet time can be found. It’s up to us to discover it.