Even one second of peace is difficult for most of us, but now more than ever, we must find it. Shared grief, trauma, and anxiety hang heavy in the atmosphere.
I practice yoga to dig up my peace.
There are 8 sacred limbs of yoga. Achieving them takes much time and much practice. To find them is to find peace. I believe it. I practice it. I also mostly do yoga to un-sacred punk rock music, while I bang and stomp on my mat and sing and fire breathe at the top of my lungs. This isn’t popular or “correct” according to most enlightened yogis, and I’m all the way cool with that because this is my peace. Here’s my punk-rock yoga playlist… it fluctuates. https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/punk-yoga/pl.u-DdANxxNCg6JoWM
Your peace doesn’t look like mine, or anyone else’s. Respecting others’ space for peace is vital in this climate. Bare in mind, if there is hate present, peacefulness will not be achieved.
Some phenomenal females weighed in on their peacefulness point of view for me. The running theme is calmness with a side of relief.
Find your peace and rock it. Help others find their peace.
Stop judging people.
We must strive for freedom from disorder, war, commotion, strife, and violence.
I implore you to take this as a call to action. Find peacefulness in yourself. Whether it’s through God, creativity, physical activity, meditation, or your own special blend of weirdness, find it! Then spread the love, patience, empathy, compassion, joy… share the burden of the heavy.
To The Indifferent Women
BY CHARLOTTE ANNA PERKINS GILMAN
Yet you are mothers! And a mother's care
Is the first step toward friendly human life.
Life where all nations in untroubled peace
Unite to raise the standard of the world
And make the happiness we seek in homes
Spread everywhere in strong and fruitful love.
all around weirdo
This week's blog writer Natalie Hogan is a mom, wife, writer, yogi, and outdoorsy.