I have read that some people find it calming to think of place and time that you felt safe, secure and at peace. I am hopeful that everyone has some memory or experience they can go to. Failing that, I can hope that those who have overly tumultuous lives can use their imagination effectively and create that place and time.
Here are a couple to try out.
It was cold, but we really didn't feel it. Footsteps in the snow were muffled - yet they were the loudest thing our ears were detecting. It was almost as if all of nature was holding its breath, as if it was stunned to see how good it looked in this new garment.
Sometimes, I would go sit next to the plant and just observe the shape and texture of these flowers. Each flower was incredibly soft, yet quite sturdy. The fine details of each bloom were captivating - encouraging my mind to be at peace with the world.
Washing Away Worry
The Value of an Individual
I am reminded of the beauty of the community of flowers on each plant at peak bloom, but I am also reminded of the beauty of each individual flower when I allow myself to enjoy them.