Not sure about you, but with me…Nature keeps me focused. It mentally keeps me locked and loaded. In every aspect, but especially when it comes to my morning meditation. When you feel your mind drifting, the feel of the breeze on your face and the sound of the chirping birds will gently help you to refocus your breath work again, and transfix your mind back into a gentle state of disciplined mindfulness.
Also I focus on a number of visual techniques as well to obtain the proper energy during my sessions. Such as the visualization of my chakras lighting up- to represent mental balance, energetic roots from my body growing into the ground- to represent energetically grounding oneself, or visualizing a cord of light from the top of your head shooting straight up towards the heaven above- as a symbolization of connecting oneself to source.
One of my favorite yogis always says it’s important to ‘embrace your reality’ that may mean only dedicating 10 min towards meditation in the morning before the littles wake. Or in my case fitting some morning yoga in whilst those littles of mine dangle off of me like wild monkeys.
It’s still vitally important to keep your center though. Fight for it even. For whether it be children, deadlines, or overall laziness… fighting and honoring YOUR center, YOUR balance, and YOUR peace is invaluable. We will never be able to escape difficult and even toxic energy in our everyday life. We can however escape the negative reactions that those of a lower vibration seek to invoke with in us. Those with a disharmonious intent of disrupting your balance for their own greedy agendas. You can still be in this crazy world and at the same time be strong, mindful, and seek to nurture & cultivate that balance and to defend it ferociously. You might be surprised even to realize how your own calm will not only inspire but with lead others towards a more balance and peaceful existence as well.