Some calm meditation.  And thanks to one of my readers for sending me this:

Sit in a comfortable chair – feet squarely on the floor.  Relax back into the chair.  Close your eyes.

Now, imagine that you are stepping into a bright and airy lift where there is a very comfortable armchair.  Push the lift button, sit yourself back in the chair, and let the lift take you gently, very gently down to a level where the lights aren’t so bright and there is a soft and refreshing whisper of fresh air.  Hold yourself at this place for a few seconds until you feel really comfortable.  Breathe deeply and slowly.  The lift doors will slowly open automatically and you will see before you a very beautiful and magical garden.

When you are ready, take another few really deep slow breaths, and focus your mind’s eye on a candle flame which is very gently flickering in your magical garden, calming and soothing; or on a beautiful and fragrant rose within your magical garden whose heavenly scent is filling your head with peace and comfort.  Don’t be distracted.  Keep focusing on your visualised image and don’t let other thoughts come to mind.  If they do, bring your mind back to your image – calm, peace, comfort.

When you feel at peace with yourself, bring yourself back to the comfortable armchair, back to the softly lit lift and very, very, very slowly let the lift glide to ground level again.  When you are ready, rise from the comfortable armchair, the lift door will automatically but silently open.

Slowly open your eyes and feel at peace with your surroundings.

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