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A Mental Getaway
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skypper posted:
My mental getaway is a place that I envision in my mind, a place I can think of and "escape" to from time to time.

I am at the beach.
The sand feels warm against my skin, as I dig my bare toes deeper into the sand it feels cool and moist.
The sun shines brightly on a perfect weather day as a light breeze gently blows on by and breezes through my hair.
I hear the sounds of seagulls nearby.
The gentle rolling of the waves is so soothing; they come in then descend leaving a scattering of seashells and polished stones.
I feel at peace just lying there in the sand, feeling the warmth of the sun and the sand, the coolness of the breeze and am lulled into a state of relaxation by the sounds of the ocean.
I am at peace.

You don't always have to leave to getaway. You can create your own version of a mental getaway; complete with sights and sounds and feeling, a place you can bring to mind in the midst of a chaotic day to bring you feelings of calmness. It can be any place you enjoy, a special memory, it doesn't even have to be a real place it can be a place of your own devise. Give it a try sometime you may be surprised.
~mc
If you're not afraid to die, why be afraid to live!
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