Sometimes the best retreat is a quiet mind . . .
Mindful Focus - Quiet Space
We work on focusing the mind in a space of silence in order to listen for “signals” from a deeper source of wisdom and honor.
We reflect on how this source brings awareness and enlightenment in all of its variety and subtlety. And we learn to settle into an inner spiritual core in a space of mindfulness and peace.
Become a Peaceful Living Member!
The 7 Pillars of Peaceful Living
- settle into your clean, clear and quiet space
- prepare a clear, quiet and rested mind
- suspend thoughts of past and future (i.e. what happened yesterday, or what you think will happen (tomorrow)
- listen for an inner source of wisdom and compassion
- concentrate on creating a peaceful center and wanting that for your family, your friends, your community and the world
- contemplate, reflect and adjust your objectivity
- return to this space daily, living from this center of peace
The driving forces of exceptional leadership are desire, self-awareness and, most important, compassion. Effective leadership cannot prevail under negative circumstances such as putdowns, dishonesty, demands, frustration, denigration, manipulation, fear or micromanagement.
We all do it! We wake up in the morning thinking about what we need to accomplish in the hours ahead of us. Or we mull over the details of what happened to us the day before – good and bad. It’s the kids, or an ailing parent, or bills that need to get paid. It’s an inconsiderate manager or coworker, or a nagging headache.
Does “peace” have a scent? Scientists researching the effect of scents on the the brain would say “yes”. Interior Designers are beginning to apply this research in their design projects. Some researchers have found that scents stimulate certain parts of our brain influencing physical, emotional, and mental health.