There is no doubting that all humans need to find inner peace in order to function well in our world. This is exponentially true for black women. As wives, mothers, daughters, sisters, and any of the many other roles we fill, we face difficulties, setbacks, obstacles, and reroutes that require us to reflect and pause, but we can only do that if we have the inner peace to move us to do so. Our fast-paced culture will not implore us to take care of ourselves in this way, and so it is our responsibility to look after ourselves this way.
There are many ways to cultivate inner peace, but I have grouped many of the foundational principles into three categories.
Find Inner Peace Through Movement
Even if we do not enjoy it, exercise triggers the release of endorphins in the brain once we get moving. Therefore, it’s in your best interest to make sure you are somehow moving on a consistent basis. Walking, hiking, running, dancing, kick boxing, capoeira, yoga, pilates, the options are endless. And while you might not be an expert at it when you start, with practice you can soar. Progression through some form of movement such as a sport or style of dance provides an added boost to one’s self-esteem.