There are times when I feel the need for some space – Me Time. Actually, we all need some “space,” some time to ourselves and some place to recharge our batteries and renew our spirit. Earlier, such places were considered sacred and were often found in nature – a valley or a mountain.
But I cannot always go outdoors to find a sacred space. *Sigh*
It doesn’t matter how small or where it might be…even a corner of a room can suffice. I can place a small table or a shelf in a corner on which I arrange photos or pieces of artwork that hold meaning for me. Bring in nature with perhaps some flowers, or marbles, seashells or perhaps few stones. Light a candle or some incense to add serenity. Place a comfortable chair or a recliner…wind chime or some bells, or perhaps put on soothing music to set the scene. Bingo!!! I have created my space where I can sit and meditate, contemplate, or let my mind wander and relax, ponder, and dream.
Joseph Campbell, the famous American mythologist, says it best in his own words, “If you have a sacred space and take advantage of it and use it every day, something will happen…Your sacred space is where you can find yourself again and again.“