Often, when I go to bed I meditate before going to sleep. In my meditation I always go to the same place, I guess you might call this my happy place. I had never given this place much thought until recently. The other night as I made my way to that familiar place, I paused for a moment and gave more thought to that place and why I go there and how it makes me feel. I’d like to share with you now, my thoughts about my own happy place.
My happy place is a creek bank on the edge of a large field. Behind me is a row of trees that separates the bank from the open field. The bank is slightly sloped and filled with tall grasses. I can hear the water softly rambling just below where I lay in the tall grass. It’s always a sunny beautiful day with the random fluffy cloud that may pass by as a gentle breeze flows through the air. The smell of nature fills my senses and the warm sun gives me that cozy feeling of love and happiness. The birds sing their songs and fly overhead, often landing for a moment in the trees…. butterflies flutter across the land and I am at home.
I am alone, there on the creek bank and yet not afraid, not worried, not lonely, never sad or upset. When I go to that place, that little creek bank I am whole, I am happy and I am at peace. I lay there taking in the warmth of the sun, the nurturing feeling of the ground beneath me and the bliss that nature provides. I lay there first thinking of my breathing, slowing my pace and getting myself settled in for whatever journey Spirit wishes to bring my way.
In the past I would go to my place, do my thing and then on into the meditations, but in this moment I took the time to fully appreciate the entire process. Appreciating my happy place and all that it offered, how it made me feel and the content that it brings me.
So, now that you have heard all about my happy place… give a little more thought to your own… where do you go and why?