I was searching for an article relating to serenity and Judaism I found this one, entitled ’Finding Serenity’, by Rabbi Zelig Pliskin. It offers perspectives on negative attitudes. Pliskin also details how stress/and or feeling stressed is up to us. We can change our feelings, and thought processes if we choose to.
I often look to nature to feel a sense of calm on my life. It works fot me to stand, sit, or walk in a natural environment, such as the ocean, a lake, or a river I inhale nature’s beauty, fill all of my senses with the wonders before me, or to the right or left of me. I also meditate for a few minutes within nature’s settings.
When I meditate, breath, inhale, exhale, listen to the silence, it helps, a little, in the daily scheme of things, no matter the season. Adding a prayer, afterwards, giving thanks for the serene moments, helps my mindset to remain in that mood.
Certainly, celebrating Shabbat, helps, but nature is a vital part of my life, bringing me gratitude for gifts of mankind, creatures, and the natural environment.
We are all a tiny part of the global infinity.
Copyright Lorri M.