How to Create Your Own Place of Serenity

Place of Serenity | How to Create Your Own Place of Serenity

Your inner serenity is your inner sanctuary – the place within you where you can experience calm, peace, composure, clarity and stillness.

This is the opposite to the turmoil of a busy mind and hectic life where you may be constantly experiencing unrest, fear and turmoil.

When you bring your conscious awareness to a situation or a feeling, it is your way of stepping back. Almost as if you are stepping back on a hilltop in order to survey all that is before you, whether it is an event happening around you, or a cluster of feelings or thoughts within you.

If you can observe what is happening you may experience your place of truth without the uproar and push of a noisy world or insistent inner critic. This is your Higher Self,  Observer Self, God Self, Buddha Self, True Self – however you wish to describel it.

Your place of serenity is a precious space. A space to be cherished and valued.

How Can you Create Your Own Place of Serenity?

On a practical level, your serenity comes from being present and accepting of the moment. While you resist what is happening, more suffering arises. It can be difficult to sit with any of those feelings you don’t really wish to be experiencing. Yet if you can create your own place of serenity, it’s like embracing your inner child or relaxing into waves of self-compassion.

You don’t need anything special to do this. Simply the willingness to observe from a deeper space within yourself. Your deep breathing can be a great help for this. And from this place of serenity, you raise your levels of frequency to feel gratitude, love, joy, hope.

Bring spacious stillness into this world by being absolutely present in whatever you do

~ Eckhart Tolle

To help reach this place of serenity here are some ideas that might be helpful:

Create your own Serenity Supply

This is a practical means of reminding you of the peace and calm you want to experience. Sometimes it can help to draw upon a Serenity Supply of actual objects to guide you towards tranquility. Sometimes we need this again and again:

1 – Take a basket, box or any tin or container that can safely hold all of your items.

2 – Add items to the box that aid you in becoming more aware of your surroundings, that remind you to be calm, or help you to express your feelings. You can include pens and pieces of paper to write out what’s going through your mind, as well as items that make you feel better.

It’s that simple. If you’re stumped on what to add to your Serenity Supply, utilize your five senses to decide what soothing and comforting things to put together:

  • Smell – Candles, lotions, a small vial of fragrances, essential oils, incense sticks or cones
  • Taste – Pieces of your favourite sweets, chocolate, dried fruits, nuts and herbal teas.
  • Touch – A charm, stress ball, prayer beads, Playdoh, stones, crystals or a favourite rock/shell, a piece of jewellery, Angel or Wisdom cards
  • Sight – Small journal, pictures of supportive people in your life, words of inspiration in your hand writing, images of calming scenery, bubbles
  • Hear – Chime balls, uplifting songs that you can listen to, sounds in nature (running water, leaves blowing in the wind), musical box, bells or beads that tinkle, Sound Bowl

The possibilities are endless! Dip into your Serenity Supply however you want. Keep it in a place where it’s easily accessible to you.

Don’t forget! Make sure to create your Serenity Supply before you actually need it!

Create a Space of Serenity in your Home

Ideally you want to create a room or a corner of a room that provides you with the peace and calm that can help you to experience serenity. Once you sink into a relaxing peace, you can then access your own feelings of gratitude, love, trust. These are high-vibrational qualities that uplift you. (As opposed to sitting and dwelling on fear, resentment, anger or hopelessness).

Some suggestions to help create a space of serenity in your home:

  • De-clutter!
  • Make this a place that is welcoming for you to sit and practice your meditation, quietly contemplate or sit with a book. Use cushions, a soft throw and a comforting rug, use gentle light, be near a window if possible.
  • Choose to display pictures that truly inspire you – family, nature or an inspirational person, film or book.
  • Even if there’s no time to clean the whole room, let the sunlight in through windows cleaned with window/glass spray.
  • Keep an aromatherapy room spray to hand, so that you can freshen the air with relaxing orange blossom or French lavender (authentic aromas from real oils not artificial).
  • Light a candle to help you to focus on being still and mindful and add a delicate aroma.
  • Add peace lilies, potted palm plants and vases of freshly cut flowers to your surroundings, creating a restful haven to relax.
  • Keep a book of inspirational quotes to hand so that you can dip in and pick one any time you like.
  • Keep this a wi-fi, TV and electronics-free zone.

In case this may be helpful for you too, here is the Serenity Prayer which has become more widespread in recent years:

God, grant me the Serenity
To accept the things I cannot change…
Courage to change the things I can,
And Wisdom to know the difference.

~ Reinhold Niebuhr

Create your own place of serenity. Bring it to the forefront of your life and watch how serenity unfurls a path of peace and tranquility.

You are welcome to browse my website to see how you can develop your serenity with me as your Mindfulness and Meditation Guide.

Yvette Jane

 

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