It is of no surprise to all of us that the world is going through a very crazy, turbulent time.
It’s polarizing to hear about both awesome things and crises at the same time. It can set you on an emotional roller coaster, and create a feeling of helplessness if you’re not deeply rooted.
It seems as if this Universal transition that’s occurring is bringing up all kinds of repetitive cycles that we’re faced with yet again.
The gripping fear, anger and resentment is palpable, and in most instances, expected.
I found myself reflecting that we need to be more compassionate and gentle with each other in order to get through this transition, as a collective, with grace.
The heart breaking tragedy in Las Vegas this week, the mass shooting, where people just attended a concert to enjoy themselves, reminded me of how fragile life can be. It’s an indication of how disconnected people feel and is a reminder to us all that you truly don’t know what people are going through behind the scenes.
It’s during these moments that the sensitive heart needs nurturing and self-care in order to restore balance and peace.
Here are 4 ways you can find peace during a tumultuous time:
1) Try your best to root down and stay grounded.
When in the midst of chaos, I’ve found that sticking to some form of routine helps me feel more in control of my surroundings. Sometimes maintaining the bare essentials is enough to keep you grounded. Discipline can actually be a saviour during the storms of life. Find a routine that works for you and stick with it.
2) Up your spiritual practice.
Whether your spiritual practice is meditation, prayer, yoga, walking in nature etc., now is the time to step it up to stay connected to your core. As a daily meditator for the past 4 years, I can tell you that it has made a huge difference on my life. Finding the discipline to sit in meditation even for a few minutes daily, will help restore emotional balance in your life so that you can be more present, aware, and respond to life’s challenges from a calm, clear, rationale space.
3) Try to tone down watching the news.
While it’s wise to stay informed and be aware of current events, try not to get too consumed with the media. I’ve gotta’ admit, with the recent events, I too took the bait, cried and watched the news, because I care; it was heart breaking. I believe that pain affects us all because we are all connected. Apathy doesn’t serve you as a global citizen, neither does denial. We must have the courage to face these issues head on in order to get through them and be the change. However, there is such a thing as over-stimulation, and energy is everything! You must find the resilience to preserve your mind, and heart, in order to put things into their proper perspective.
4) Be kind as much as possible.
People are really tense and fearful, now more than ever, and one of the best things you can do is pull people into your peace and just be kind. Kindness and compassion go a long way in giving faith to humanity.
Let’s use this as an opportunity to shine a bright light into the world, that each of us can walk towards making the world a better place.