A Quiet Corner

In the corner of my bedroom is a small place I set up to meditate. The unused incense and collected dust shows that I don't use it as often as I'd like, but recently I'm thinking about starting to meditate again.

Over the years, I've gathered items from various trips that remind me to stop, slow down and appreciate the moment. One of them is a spirit house I brought home from Thailand.

Then there's the small buddha from Myanmar, a coin cup my sister brought me from Crete, and a tiny meditation bell used in monasteries in Asia.

A handful of shells from the shores of South Carolina.

And a pillow made by my daughter at age 5. Her hand is now as big as mine, but I love to look at the tiny imprint from when she was in kindergarten.

All of this sits on top of a small wooden stool that was in my family's home when we lived in England. My mom loved to collect antiques and I treasure this tiny reminder of her. Once I dust it off I will replace the items and contemplate when I will next meditate!

How do you slow down, reflect or even meditate during the day?

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