Creating a beautiful haven.

Sometimes life is overwhelming but we can create an emotional haven that we take with us everywhere.


Sometimes there are big decisions to make which keep us up at night.

Sometimes we have to work through big feelings or obstacles.

Sometimes things are ok and bob along nicely.

This whole “endure to the end” thing is a total swizz.

Sometimes it’s quite an ask.


But using some form of mindfulness you carve some peace out of the chaos.

You create a haven in your soul.

Do you know what you find in that haven?


All the kindnesses you’ve received.

All the times you made it.

All the times you were ok to be authentically present, joy and sorrow and all.

All the times you didn’t screw up.

All the times that people said “hey, I noticed you didn’t screw up, good job!”

All the times that you screwed up but it was ok anyway.

All the times that you were enough.

All the times it worked out ok.


No sorrow is found in the haven other than any upset that you want to bring there for safety.

Then you have to step out of the haven to deal with the on-going onslaught of life but you know that you have a well of ok-ness that nobody can spoil and which you can step in to for a few seconds as need arises.

Sometimes I forget there is a haven but I found it again today.


Author: Pollyanna Whyte

Single LDS Mormon Mum/Mom living in England. This is my blog on emotional health, fun, parenting, life, divorce, starting over, friends, family, church things, and budgeting. Stop by, tell us what you think, feel free to share (but credit the source please).

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