Take Time Right Before You Get HomeBefore walking in your home after a busy day at work, take a moment to pause and relax. What awaits as soon as you walk through the door (kids, dinner, homework, cleaning, more work) can wait just a few minutes or seconds. Try sitting in your car in the driveway and meditating for a few moments or do some breathing exercises. Is there a place between work and home where you can pull off and sit or walk for a bit? Gazing at the ocean, the forest, a lake, or a pond can be rejuvenating and nurturing. Wherever you are you can always find a bit of nature to uplift. Be creative.
A quick meditation from "Connection--48 Natural Contemplations"
I can’t physically be in nature at this moment, so I let my body rest with each new breath of air that the world’s trees give me now. As the swirl of fresh oxygen revitalizes my senses I envision an acorn in my hand. I caress this golden seed with love and watch it sprout forth with life. As it reaches toward the sky and into the light, nature’s peace spreads through my body like the leaves of this young oak tree that I cradle in my hand.
Each new leaf is another element of the peace that grows within me. I give gratitude to the trees for giving oxygen to breathe. I silently sit and let nature’s song among the trees sooth my soul.