Skip to content
December 1, 2009 / Donna

CREATING A SOFT PLACE TO LAND

An online friend of mine, Ivy Moon,  recently wrote this journal post and she was very happy to allow me to post it here on The Halcyon Soul Center Blog.  Creating a Soft Place to Land is essential to help you de-stress from the day’s hectic pace.  Sometimes we just want to say “stop the world I want to get off!!”  Well read on to see how we can stop that from happening.

CREATING A SOFT PLACE TO LAND

by Ivy Moon

Our day-to-day demands can quickly take their toll on our well-being if we are not vigilant about caring for ourselves as best we can.  One way we can ensure that we have an opportunity to relax and recuperate each day is to create a soft place to land when we arrive home.  This landing pad, whether it is an entire room or merely a small corner of a larger area, can provide us with a safe and comforting refuge in which we can decompress and recover from the day’s stresses.  There, we are enveloped in feelings of security that transcend other issues that may be unfolding in our homes.  Our landing pads also act as way stations that enable us to shift our attention away from our outer-world concerns and back to our inner-world needs.

To create a soft place to land in your home, begin by scouting potential locations.  Or perhaps your entire home is your landing pad in which case you may only need to declutter.  Your habits can often provide you with insight into the perfect spot, as there may be an area of your home you gravitate to naturally when you are in need of comfort.  Any space in which you find it easy to let go of stress and anxiety can become your landing pad.  A basement or attic, spare room, or unused storage area, furnished with items that soothe you, can give you the privacy you need to unwind.  If you appreciate the elements, you may find that spending time in a section of your garden or outdoor patio helps you release the day’s tensions.  Preparing these spaces can be as easy as replacing clutter with a small selection of beautiful objects that put you in a relaxed frame of mind.  Remember to consider noise and activity levels while choosing the site of your landing pad.  If you know that ordinary human commotion will distract you from your purpose, look for a secluded spot.

The soft place to land that you create should inspire within you the mantra, “I can breath here. I can relax here. I know I am safe here.” When you return to your home after braving worldly rigors, you will feel a subtle yet tranquil shift occur inside of you as you settle in to this most personal of retreats and feel centered once again.

Namaste!

Advertisements
THE BODY PRINCIPLE

Fibromyalgia and Depression. Fighting the stigma attached to yet another illness not widely understood. We search for answers from the experts who are just searching for the answers themselves. We must take our lives back into our own hands!.... One step at a time... One day at a time!.... Because if you don't who will??

*Haziefantazie and the Spooky-mog*

A fine WordPress.com site

Seriously "Sensitive" to Pollution

Environmental Health: Living in a Polluted World

babette67's Blog

Living with Fibromyalgia

Stacy Sews and Schools

spirituality and healing for the mind, body and soul"

Creative Homemaking Almanac

Christian homemaking. writing, frugal and natural living, living as a Proverbs 31 wife-in-training.

Thecrazylady's Weblog

A crazy lady's journey in this crazy world

iDesignLife

A Journey Into Living Life by Design

A Kiss Of Bliss

a tickle of words to create smiles

New Earth Heartbeat

Breathing with the Heart of the Earth

Don't Forget to Feed the Baby

Because they let you become a parent even if you have NO IDEA what you're doing.

dominicspoweryoga

Welcome to Dominic's Power Yoga for Health and Fitness Tips plus more!

foryourowngood.org

A wellness blog, with commonsensical health tips and unbiased information on integrative medicines

The Epigenetics Project Blog

Can our DNA be "Played" like a musical instrument?

The Belle Jar

"Let me live, love and say it well in good sentences." - Sylvia Plath

Positive Juice

The search for a meaningful, fulfilling life.

Looking for reasoning to a complicated world

THE MAN WITH HIS FINGER ON THE PULSE OF REAL OR ALTERNATIVE NEWS, WORLDWIDE, BRINGING YOU THINGS YOU NEVER KNEW

THE NINTH THEORY

"And the day came, when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom" - Anaïs Nin

The WordPress.com Blog

The latest news on WordPress.com and the WordPress community.

%d bloggers like this: