Tranquility… Now

Meditation can help you find the answers you’re looking for

The most important thing about getting somewhere is starting right where we are.”

— Bruce Barton, author, advertising executive and congressman.

Many times we feel like we have to look outside of ourselves only to find that the solution already lies within us. We have the answers to what we need; however we can become so bogged down with all of the outside noise that we fail to realize it.

The body listens to what the mind tells it. Redirecting or quieting the mind can be beneficial for not only the mind, but also the body and ultimately our spirit. The answers, or clarity, can come from meditation. Finding a quiet or peaceful space away from all the stimuli of the world can help you find this clarity, and let us develop our mind powers, where the subconscious mind and dreams awakes and find the right way to stimulate your life. When you are given the opportunity to sit by yourself in a beautiful or peaceful place, you can allow your mind to come to conclusions without coercion or judgment. Thus you can find your own truth, what you really think and feel about different situations.

You don’t need to start this process by creating an “official” meditation session; you can start this process quite simply. Start by sitting on the edge of the bed in the morning and asking yourself what you would like your day to look like. Ask yourself how you would like to feel about your day. Many people use a mantra to help guide them. For example a simple thought of, “I will get through my work day with ease,” can help lead you to a more peaceful day. What you focus on expands. You will start to notice that your day will actually go more smoothly based on your thoughts for the day.

Once we find our clarity, our paradigm will actually shift. We will live life more fulfilled, rather than living a life of lack, fear or doubt. We all have the answers to what we want. We just have to allow ourselves space to see them.


From the Magazine City Beat – Long Beach’s Mind.Body.Spirit Column written by Angie Kiel, Shannon Paul & Jo Hendrix of LBBC