Inspired by the women over at Threading Light, I've decided to partake in my own version of their Piece Together Peace project. Their suggestion, that "the most significant work we can do for the benefit of our planet is the work that we do on ourselves" is really resonating with me right now. I believe that if I am more peaceful, my family is more peaceful, and in turn my community is more peaceful.
I've been doing some pretty serious reflection and introspection lately about who I am as a mother, wife, and coworker. And even though I'd like to be, I often find that I am NOT the most peaceful person in the room.
I often feel completely overwhelmed by all the changes I want to make in myself. This project makes it seem a bit more manageable with the monthly challenge to "make a commitment to change some aspect of your life that will bring more peace to you and the beings around you". Each month I will be making one small change in my life, lifestyle, attitude, or habits that I believe will bring more peace into my life.
For the month of November, I'm planning to start meditating at least a few mornings a week. The quietest, most private part of my day is first thing in the morning when I am the only one awake in my house. I'm looking forward to waking up just a little bit earlier to spend some quiet moments meditating before starting each busy day.