Luxury is a word that is thrown around a lot as a differentiator across a number of categories: vacations, cars, homes. It’s often used to connote something available only to the upper echelon; something out of reach for the masses.
The ultimate luxury is stillness. It’s available to everyone, at any time. What is required to access this luxury is not money, but courage. We must be willing to embrace it.
It’s not my first nature to seek this space of stillness.
When I feel like I’m being taken for a ride by the choppy waters of my mind, I often try to process them faster so I can clear them out of the way.
When I feel behind, I tend to race to catch up.
My first impulse is action: do more and do it faster.
I hesitate to step back and pause because I fear I will miss out on something: an insight, an idea, an opportunity.
When I let go of that fear and cradle myself in the lap stillness, the fluctuations of my mind settle. I can access a higher level of my mind, one that isn’t infiltrated with emotions and reactive thoughts.
This is a place of internal goodness and love that makes me feel honorable and worthy.
In the stillness I can hear the highest version of myself: the deep inner wisdom, the divine knowing, the song of my heart.
When I hear my own song, I can focus more clearly and respond creatively to what is going on around me.
The lesson that arises for me repeatedly is to trust my process: Trust the silent moments to give me what I need.
When I feel the impulse to action, I remind myself that the first right action is honoring and loving myself.
When I give myself the luxury of stillness, all next action flows from there.