I’ve taken a new stance lately. I’ve been watching breathtakingly beautiful documentaries on animals and landscapes and places on earth. Not the ones that talk of life and death and when I don’t find the narration uplifting I mute it and play some pleasant classical music in the background.
I’ve also been listening to a lot of spiritual music. I’ve been reading on topics that interest me. I’ve watched a few inspirational movies. I’m doing yoga* and chores that have needed to get done. I only briefly skim the news once a day if that. When I drive I blast dance music and sing along.
Right now I need life to be soothing and since I don’t have a parent to cook me soup, a security blanket or a pacifier I have to come up with my own ways to self sooth my mind and soul. It’s effort that pays dividends in so many ways. I am feeling more centered. I’m feeling calm, peaceful and even hopeful. All without any direct rationale. Grateful the days have been so sunny and beautiful. There is so much majesty to this life. And one has so many options in the here and now and happiness is one of them always.
*I’ve really been enjoying one called “Yoga for a Healthy mind and Body” by The Great Courses. It truly is informative and potentially transformative. IMO