“Within you there is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat any time, and be yourself.”

—Hermann Hesse, 20th Century German Novelist

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Our five sense give us amazing capacities to experience the world around us. Take a moment to grasp the miracles of sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch.

In many ways, we live in an over-stimulated society. The potential and actual input overloads our senses to the point of considerable stress and a loss of well-being.

Recently, I have begun removing some stimuli from my world in order to explore added stillness and peacefulness.

EXERCISE:

Where would taking a “Less is More” approach to life help you discover more moments of stillness and inner sanctuary?

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