Finding Your Sanctuary
Do you have a place that you call your own - a place for peace, quiet or spirituality? Sometimes even a place where you can go when you're feeling like you need a break from upset, distress, or to just raise your vibes?
I call these places my sanctuaries.
As a woman who loves to travel but still needs time and space for herself, I usually make it a point to find my sanctuaries wherever I go. Especially if I'm staying in a place for longer than a few days.
Whether it's in a zen garden in Auckland, New Zealand, a small cliffside cathedral in the Algarve, Portugal, or a quiet forest in British Columbia, my sanctuaries bring me a calming and grounding feeling that I tend to need when I'm traveling.
Is there an empty beach with beautiful sunsets? That'll be my sanctuary. Is there a rocky cliffside overlooking the wild ocean? That'll be my sanctuary.
As an introvert, my home has always been my sanctuary, too. A place for prayer, for nature (indoors and outdoors), for quiet and little stimulation from the outside world. I like to make my home a place that I can always come back to and never want to leave (within reason :)).
My first home in Hawaii had a garden full of succulents, mango trees, papaya and lime trees, and overlooks the Pacific Ocean. When I wasn’t there, I longed to be there. It is one of my sanctuaries.
Feeling like you need a little grounding or connection? Find your sanctuary. Find your place of peace, of quiet.
Where is a place that you might call your sanctuary? Find your sanctuary and connect with the feeling of it. Spend time sitting, walking, resting and breathing it in.
I promise you'll feel much better if you do.
Sending lots of love and aloha on this beautiful day,