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Early morning, no doubt. I often set a goal of waking before I need to actually begin my day….before the kids get up, before my sleeping husband turns over in bed. But every time my early alarm goes off, the night leading up to the morning had trouble of its own. I struggle with waking between 1 and 3 am and find it near impossible to fall back into a deep sleep. By the time 5:30 am rolls around I am ready to sleep and can’t drag myself from the bed.
I would say when I first wake up and also when I am out taking one of the dogs on a walk. That is also my meditation.
Morning time before the world around wakes up and the silence allows for stillness sometimes, or revealing illusions sometimes popping up where in fact there is nothing, not even anything, or joy about a dear friend calling early in the morning to be there in friendship – leading into the day ahead.
Peaceful time of the day is very hard for me as I don’t relax much. I would say my most peaceful times are when I am on my kayak and/or going for a walk alone (well with my dog).
My immediate answer is the early morning. I am trying to take each moment I have to use it fully, so, in addition to my first response it is the moment I am engaging in life as fully as possible.
The early morning is my sacred time. It is a commune with stillness and silence. But having said that, I have been working hard to cultivate an inner peace that stays with me through the entire day no matter what shows up. I imagine it being like the inner of a soap bubble. There can be plenty going on at the surface, but the inner part has a calm stillness.
Love the image.
First thing in the morning is generally the most peaceful time of day for me – sitting with a cup of coffee, meditating, reading the word and question of the day and other current and/ or favourite sources, reflecting, writing… connecting with the wider world in a quiet, contemplative way with you all, gently feeling my way into what the day is and will be, inside and out. Thank you! Best for a beautiful Saturday …
I like the evenings, watching a show on Netflix, et al with my sweetie, reading and sharing a snack. It is a peaceful time and very meaningful to us. You never know how much time you have left on earth, and it is the small things that we will remember when we reach the end.
Morning when I have time for my daily routines of reading poetry and coming to this site, while enjoying a cup of coffee and letting my brain wake naturally to its own rhythms.
Summer afternoons, if I’ve had a productive morning accomplishing some things so that when I sit down with a cold glass of something and a book I have that feeling of having earned my rest and relaxation and I can enjoy the green things around me, sounds of insects and birds, a light breeze rustling the trees.
In the little apartment I’m staying in while our home is remodeled, I can sit in bed and look out over the water. The gentle colors of dusk provide a palette that outlines dark trees on the hillside across the water. I’ve been sick in bed for days so looking out at the water gives me a changing scene to rest and refresh my eyes.
Really, any time of day can be peaceful if I open myself to it.
Wishing you a speedy recovery Barb.
Healing Kindness your way Barb.
Early morning is the most peaceful for me. Like several reflections, I enjoy the quiet morning, the power of new rising lives beginning. Waking up with a cup of coffee, visiting this site for mindset practicing helps start my day in peace and filled with energy.
This is such an easy question. I had to
stop and think for a minute, but yes,
it’s definitely the early morning, sitting
with my coffee and contemplating.
I have transformed my morning routine
from one of dread and self loathing, to
one of contemplation and gratitude.
Change is possible. It’s not easy. But, it’s
I enjoy the quiet of the early morning.
There is also something special at dusk – love the colors.
Climbing into bed at night is my peaceful time. There I relax, surrender. It’s a time for letting go and going inward. I feel God close by and invite God to come near. I breathe and relax. There is no sound, almost no light. I am free to float in this in between place and find surrender, softness and a sense of hope and wellbeing. Here I experience the grace and hope of Holiness.
That is so beautiful. Thank you 🙏
First thing in the morning, after I feed the dogs and let them out if my husband hasn’t already. I grab a cup of coffee, take a sip and start my routine of meditation, journalling, and visiting this site.
As several others have said, the prayerful quiet of my first waking hours are the most peaceful.
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