As we close out 2012, it is easy to focus on the last few weeks or months of hysteria. From the end of the world predictions, to fiscal cliffs and mass slayings of innocents, many of us want to slam the door shut on the chaos that was 2012.
My answer is to find that little crawl space within, the place where I can hole up and find comfort in the safety of spirit.
Pray. Pray to God, to Buddha, to Source, to whatever divinity or higher source you believe in. But pray. Pray for strength, not for petitions. Pray for love, for understanding, for grace. Not stuff.
Meditate. There are a thousand ways to meditate. It doesn’t matter if you light a candle, or sit, or kneel, or close your eyes. Repeat an affirmation, or not, but breathe slowly and just empty your mind of chatter for a few minutes daily.
Read inspirational work. Distract your mind from things that do not serve you by filling it with beautiful thoughts, words, poetry. The spirit needs to be nourished with beauty less it grows dark from lack of light.