This women’s history month our focus remains on ways to care for self. This post we will talk about two ways I have personally used to get more focused and tuned in, Prayer and meditation.
Prayer is a way of having a conversation with God. It’s an opportunity to hear and be heard. A chance to take your cares and place them in the hands of someone who cares for you. It is a faith walk exercise that speaks to your belief in God’s ability to take care of you. This is about tapping into a power greater than you and whatever it is you are experiencing in the moment. It is an opportunity to move beyond limited thinking into a place of infinite possibilities. Prayer is an opportunity to release your cares, worries, fear and doubt and place it where you never have to pick it up again. It is also about staying and hearing an answer for how to move forward. This is an act of relationship.
Meditation for me is a place of quiet surrender. It is both a practice and state of mind. There is a focusing and releasing through quiet and stillness. You can enter into it from many places including prayer. Some people enter through music chants, exercise. I like using the practice of yoga to bring me to this place. It allows me to surrender my spirit, soul and body. It is an opportunity for my whole self to become engaged in the process. It is another way to still yourself and to let go of those things which are bigger than you to enter into a place of self care.
These techniques can be used to help us stay on the path to embracing who we are through self care. Whatever technique you use is an individual decision. The point is to take care of you!!
Opening our mind is the path to receiving what we need so we can be healthier, happier women. Making prayer and meditation part of your experience will help you on your journey of caring for yourself.