It's especially important during chaotic, busy and stressful times to have an inner refuge which is a source of happiness. Knowing that you can find a refuge - a safe, inner sanctuary where you feel nourished - is the first step. Discovering what is your refuge is the next.
Pause. Take a moment to gently close your eyes. Ask yourself: What gives me refuge? What supports a felt sense of feeling safe inside myself?
For some of you, it may be your faith; for others, it may be a meditation practice, the experience of nature, a routine or ritual that feels really good, or taking the time to reflect on happy memories.
My refuge is a source of happiness for me that is separate from any outer circumstances. It's during the quiet, 'simply being' times that I connect to myself in ways that are loving, compassionate and accepting. I get in touch with who I really am.
My invitation is to take the time to find your refuge, your inner sanctuary, to support you in feeling an inner confidence that takes you through the ups and downs of life.
I look to my inner world and find my refuge. I am safe. I am nourished. All is well.
© 2009 Jeannie Campanelli, Inner Confidence Coaching. All Rights Reserved.
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