Peace in the Midst of Infertility and Chaos
There are places that I know bring me peace. In the midst of infertility and the chaos that it brought, I sought these places out to bring relief.
Where can you go where you feel that deep sigh from within, signaling safety? Letting you know that you have come home?
Sometimes those moments come in unexpected places. I’ve felt at home in places that were shocking.
For instance, in a coffee house with a friend after revealing a secret. In my own bedroom, letting go of everything at the door, walking in completely unburdened.
I almost always have a moment of lightness in a yoga class. That moment when everything melts away and I feel present to myself, to others and to the universe.
More and more lately, I feel at peace when I am alone. It used to be that I felt lonely or antsy or overly in my head when I was alone. These days, I find it soothing.
I have a suggestion.
How to Clear the Mind with Breath
Make some time for yourself. Clear your mind with deep breath. Inhale. Exhale. Keep repeating. Allow yourself to repeat the word in your mind as you do the action.
Inhale -- bring the breath in.
Exhale -- release the breath out.
Do it again.
Notice your heart slow down.
Notice your thoughts become less frantic and hurried.
Close your eyes if it helps.
Let this time with yourself be the place that you find calm and peace.
Observe the stillness within your own heart and let the reflected light show you something new.
Maybe I’m not saying this so well.
Albert Einstein said it beautifully.
“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”
Our lives are miracles. Even while we’re waiting for our babies.
Find it in your breath and in yourself.