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This has a very short answers. Friends. One friend in particular is always there 🙂
Faith in my God and my aspiration to holiness have helped me to overcome many things in my life and also led me to gratitude. I have also been blessed with a wonderful wife. She has been a guiding force to steer me toward all that is good. Namely, caring for others first. Maintaining a peaceful heart and an attitude of acceptance are my one two punch against adversity.
Taking a deep breath, then the next, then the next. Talking or being with friends. My faith in His Love.
Movement practices, Essentrics and Iyengar yoga.
Physical activities,-bike riding, walking, swimming,
That Spark within and the support around me.
What anchors me in the storms in my life are my art and my music.
Knowing that each situation would be very different a year (or however long) from now. The storm’s power, pain, and persistence will have have a lot less influence over me and others.
I think it is an unfiltered, raw honesty. Seeing things as they really are, and acceptance. The Truth has always served me, even in my lowest times.
What anchors me best is being able to get quiet, go down to my office space, and write, journal, or whatever my soul leads me to do for peace. Sometimes, it is meditation, other times it is journaling, which for me is writing my feelings and insights, and sometimes a memory or a plan for the future, or poetry. What is always the same is the need to connect with my soul. Always. In some way….it is necessary. And my family. Past and present.
It is good to see you here today, Mary Pat!
Right now what anchors me is letting go over and over again.
What a lovely question and one which immediately triggers feelings of gratefulness for my anchors: my parents, gradually handing the baton on to my wonderful husband; my faith; the nature around me that never fails to heal and calm; my natural optimism………
“I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning to sail my ship.” – Louisa Mae Alcott
I would have to say a combination of things have anchored my life over the years; certainly friends and loved ones (past and present) that I can have conversations with, movement (qigong, Tai chi, yoga) and stillness (meditation, sleep), spiritual teachings (Taoism, Buddhism, Law of Attraction…) have all allowed me to reset and weather the difficult spots that will always be part of life. I’m so grateful to have these tools.
My understanding that this too shall pass. That I can endure anything as it’s only temporary. That my spiritual practices and deep abiding faith are so much a part of my essence that I just need call out to God and He knows.
My daily practices anchor me – meditation, gratitude, prayer, yoga. Each of these things help me to stay centered and aligned.
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