Something is possible. It starts small, interrupts my routine with a mysterious sensation, just a glimmer. I don’t yet know what it is, but it’s golden and peaceful, waiting to be unlocked – to be savored, given and received. A creation, a connection,… simple appreciation… Wait! Thinking too hard, it may slip away! So I stand and stretch, move and breathe, entering the space between thoughts. I feel a smile come to my face. An opening appeared in time and somehow I was ready to notice.
What will I do with this opening? I feel that I know, but I can’t explain it. So I let the moment take me; receive the communication from my self, or my Self, or whatever mystery brings this space out of time.
Thoughts and words drive away the essence. The experience wants to be expressed but the expression is too loud, too wordy; disturbs the silence, the moment passes.
And then – the feeling after the feeling like ripples in a pond. The promise remains, quiet and close. In the center is balance. Beyond the dark clouds there is rain under the sun.
1. Staying Cool
Since the temperature is warm, keep your body in balance by staying hydrated. Drink plenty of water by keeping a water bottle with you at all times. Drink healthy iced herbal teas. Eat lots of summer fruit especially watermelon. Make sure to also eat lots of salads and grilled summer vegetables. You can even try chilled soups.
2. Being Healthy
In the summer it's easy to get off of our usual exercise routines because our schedules are different. Make sure to keep up your usual schedule so you can stay healthy and keep up your energy for whatever your do this summer. If you are traveling, make sure to walk every day in the early morning or evening. Take care of your skin by always using sunscreen, but choose ones without harmful chemicals or nanoparticles.
3. Keeping the Peace
If you already meditate regularly make sure to keep up your practice during the summer. Even though summer is a great time it can also be distracting and stressful because you may be trying to fit so much in. Regular meditation and yoga - even on trips, can help a lot in maintaining equilibrium and staying centered. If you don't meditate yet, summer is a nice time to begin since you can easily meditate outside in nature which can make meditation much easier. Also remember to breathe deeply no matter what you are doing so you can stay connected to your body's natural rhythm and inner peace.
4. Enlightened Travel
Often when we travel it can be stressful. If you maintain a sense of awe and reverence for each new place you visit you can transform your travel into a sacred journey. No matter how close to home or exotic your destination, by cultivating an awareness of the sacred in the mundane, you can find transformation and wisdom in your travels. You will return with a deeper sense of peace.