Can you experience 7 hours of contentment and inner peace?


In self-reflection, this past weekend, I realized that I have done just that, I enjoyed 7 hours of contentment and inner peace.  In making some conscious choices, I was able to make the time for myself to intentionally relax and enjoy my day. I treated me to a moment in time where I was able to focus on healing my life as I empowered myself. 


I would like to share my experiences with all of you in the hopes that you too, have experienced the same realization.  If, however, you have not had that opportunity yet to intentionally grace yourself with a pleasurable moment, then maybe you need to rethink your life! Challenge yourself to become consciously aware of how you can make the time to not only empower yourself but to welcome healing into your life, one joyful moment at a time.  That is how you will experience inner peace in your personal world.   


I woke up on Sunday morning just a little tired as I pushed myself out of bed.  I had some writing that I wanted to do and I felt compelled to get it done.  With positive thoughts on my mind and inspiration on my lips, I began to settle down with my cup of coffee and eager fingers ready to hit the keyboard.

 After an hour of typing, I looked out my window and saw the beauty of the morning blue skies and an inviting sunny day; it was calling to me. I decided to go to the beach where I love to walk my 3 miles with my feet in the sand and the inviting warm water between my toes. Just making that simple decision made me feel empowered and alive.  After my enthusiastic walk on the waters edge, I decided to get all the way in and lounge with my noodle as I was people watching. Soon, I found myself   relaxing and luxuriously looking at the beautiful blue sky while floating on this warm water. I simply felt into the joy and contentment of my personal time as I congratulated myself for making this time special. I started talking to my body and sharing who I truly love the fact that it, my body, serves me well.  In that moment, I was feeling into the ways that I can and do heal my life as I project messages of love and gratitude to my body.   Inner peace can be experienced and enjoyed in various ways and I have to admit, enjoying my private time swimming in the ocean is just one of the ways that I tap into that energy. 

Several hours later, I returned home and enjoy a delightful lunch overlooking my beautiful grounds.  When lunch was complete, I took a shower and once again tapped into this moment of joy.  That is when the realization hit me and I fully grasped the truth that I spend the last 7 hours doing something especially for me.  I was healing my life as I empowered myself to relish in the beauty and joy that nature offers us all so freely.  I was, at that moment, living with inner peace and no one or nothing could steal that moment from me.

I would love to hear how you, too, have allowed 7 hours of your day, your life to empower you to capture the inner peace that you truly deserve.   



Joan Marie Ambrose -- Author, Creative Writer, Motivational Speaker

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Blog Date: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017