From the time I was an adolescent until my mid-teens in Miami, Florida, I loved to lie on my back on the cool grassy lawn near the walkway to the front door of my childhood home and look up at the sky.
Watching the clouds, I’d look for images of something recognizable. Have you done that?
Sometimes I’d find a cloud that resembled a bunny rabbit or other animal, a funny face, airplane or car. Occasionally at night, I’d watch the sky soon after dusk. In those moments, nothing else existed, not even the worry about my father’s recurring heart attacks. Which star formations appear in the early evening that I can recognize? I loved to match the star formations with the drawings I’d seen of constellations. I’d search the sky for stars that align to shape the images of the Gemini, Taurus and Orion constellations, and the Big Dipper and Little Dipper asterisms (they are not constellations). This sky bound game was one of my Happy Places.
Even today when I look up at the evening sky I often repeat my favorite childhood search to find the constellation Orion by identifying the stars that form his belt and sword. It seems odd that even today I feel a rush of excitement every time I locate a constellation within the vast expanse of sky. In those brief moments I’m back in my Happy Place.
Do you remember a time when you felt timeless and nothing else existed except you in your Happy Place?
Today I’d like to encourage you to treat yourself to such treasured timeless moments often.
Allow yourself to be in a state of present awareness.
If you don’t have a place where you feel timeless and nothing else exists except you, find something that you experience right now that brings you peace and joy.
Your pet, a treasured friend, a flower garden…
I’m wishing you joy, always!
Before I sign off…
If you have reached a point in your life where you don’t just wish for a change, and you’re ready to take action, let’s talk.
My mission is to help you open the door to your authentic self. To understand who you really are and the power you’ve always had to create the life you want.
About Alicia Sirkin
Alicia is a Personal Life Coach based in Miami, FL and Aspen, CO. She works with clients who want to better their lives and feel more empowered. Alicia offers structured guidance to make tough life decisions, such as when making career/life changes, managing difficult relationships, feeling stuck, looking for direction, coping with health issues or feeling indecisive, unworthy, scattered or lost. Learn more here.