Ideas to help you achieve serenity

On the assumption that many of us are not currently demonstrating the balance of said mind, body or soul as the lovely yoga princess in this article's picture (do not try btw), it's clear that improving balance and adding serenity in our lives could be exactly what we need to get though difficult times like those we are currently experiencing.  But where do we start?  DMK has some ideas that may help.

How to achieve personal contentment

Mindfulness, meditation and yoga are some of the most widely used processes to achieve self-awareness, acceptance and strong presence of mind.  All are helpful in reducing emotional reactiveness, anxiety and stress common during periods of change like marital rifts, separation and divorce.  


A technique where one focuses on the present moment in a purposeful attempt to peacefully realize and accept one's mental and physical state of being.  Mindfulness brings about an increased sense of awareness that may provide mental clarification for increased focus, creativity and emotional intelligence.  It has been shown to reduce stress, anxiety and increase positivity leading to a higher quality of life.  This process can help you center your attention on the experience of the moment.

The technique not only improves one's ability to cope during difficult stages of marital strife or divorce, but is helpful in every facet of one's life. 

Beyond the technique, mindfulness can also be defined as a high-quality of consciousness and awareness where one may experience heightened senses and increased levels of concentration of the moment.   Most people likely experienced the benefits of unintentional mindfulness at one time or another.    

Here is how:

Have you ever done something so well you felt superhuman?  Maybe it was a tennis match you played like a pro or a presentation you gave at work that made you sound more like a CEO rather than an account executive? 

These occurrences represent a significant sense of awareness.  Attention was 100% on the present moment and every part of your delivery was an open channel to your brain.  Your voice, your hand-eye coordination, your body, your mental balance, your delivery-  Every part of you was awake and operating.  You weren't thinking of your next move, you didn't have to because you were dedicated to your present action.  That is also mindfulness.  When you feel it, you know it.


Meditation involves the use of a process such as mindfulness to focus one's attention on a specific object, thought or activity in order to achieve mental clarity, relaxation and emotional well-being.   It most-typically involves sitting in a relaxed position, staying mindful of the present moment while naturally minimizing random thoughts.   It has been practiced for centuries and has proven therapeutic effects. 

Mindfulness through meditation may decrease the risk of health conditions associated with chronic stress experienced when an individual encounters problems in their marriage or goes through divorce.  These conditions include depression, anxiety disorders (e.g. SAD, PTSD), coronary disease, type 2 diabetes & chronic pain. 

How can you get to mindful living?

One of the greatest elements of both meditation and mindfulness is that it's a natural experience that reaches you on a spiritual level and can have positive affects on your physical being.  

Yoga is a popular practice that includes meditation and mindfulness along with breathing and stretching methods to bind physical, mental and spiritual disciplines.  It's a total mind-body work-out that improves muscle strength, flexibility & circulation.  It's one of six orthodox schools of Hindu philosophical traditions and it's popularity is on the rise.

Check out the 2019 DMK article Fitness SOS for more information on Yoga and other workout regimens that can help you maintain good physical and mental health.

Rising in popularity

According to the National Institute for Health survey comparison, 14.3% adults in a survey done in 2017 said they did yoga compared to 9.5% in 2012.  Meditation is also increasing in popularity.  In the same survey 14.2% of adults in 2017 said they practiced meditation compared to 4.1% in 2012. 

Good for kids too

Not only is this an opportunity for you, but it has a similar rising popularity for children.  The survey went on to indicate an increase of yoga in the last 12 months by children ages 4-17.  The comparison percentages were 3.1% in 2012 to 8.4% in 2017.  Girls were more likely to do yoga than boys and teenagers more so than children under the age of 13.  Meditation also increased from .6% in 2012 to 5.4% in 2017.

Benefits of improving your whole self is a major attraction for many people who seek a means of improving physically, mentally and spiritually. 

Following a divorce when time may be short and you seek an opportunity to improve yourself, it can be a difficult choice to decide what areas of your life to work on.  Meditation and mindfulness through yoga may solve that problem.   They are an excellent way to bring about balance for your whole family and achieve the serenity you have been seeking.    


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