Having a quiet place within your home where you can go and meditate, pray, write in your journal, and just have quiet time is important. If you have some extra space in your home an actual room you can use, try some of these ideas to create your “safe haven” of peace and tranquility.
Place a plant in your prayer room/quiet room that will grow well in the your space.
It’s a good idea to have a cutting from an already existing plant. Place that cutting in an attractive vase. Watch as your quite time, prayer time and meditation time grows so will your plant. The plant will begin to symbolize your growth and strength in the spirit as you spend more time in prayer and meditation.
A comfortable chair or small sofa is inviting and relaxing.
Select a comfortable comfortable chair or an easy chair to place in the room or space you have comfortable chair. If you have room a small sofa is always nice to have in the room for lounging or even a quick doze. The furniture you place in this room should be comfortable for reading and journaling also.
Screens not only add beauty to your space but also create sense of privacy.
To warm up the room place a rug on the floor or over the carpet that may already be there to warm up the room or space to give it a feeling of coziness. You can also add a screen to section off a part of the room to make your space more private and intimate.
Pillows help to create comfort and are also functional for those who wish to sit on the floor.
If you have other pillow place those strategically in the room for those times when you may want to site on the floor with others during prayer, mediation or conversation.
The prayer or meditation table is very personal. The table will have on it what is most significant to you.
Find a table and cover it with a table cloth of your choosing. This will be your prayer table. What is placed on your prayer table is very personal. Generally people place a bible and/or mediation book, their personal journal, pictures of loved ones they are praying for, a small lamp, and other mementos that hold significant spiritual value.
Put your signature of who you are or want to be on your wall. It is your focal point and also provides space for the many books you will begin to collect for your prayer room /space.
On your walls you may want to place paintings or pictures that are symbolic or are meaning full to you. For instance I have placed paintings on my wall that reflect my culture heritage, and beliefs. Your walls should reflect your dreams, aspirations and hopes. It all depends on your personality and also what puts you in a place of peace and reflection. Music is always soothing to your soul. Get a CD player and start playing some of your most favorite and inspiration music?
Candles usher in amity and peace. Lighting a candle and watching the flame flicker gives one such a calm and serene feeling.
Placing candles in your room will add the calm and quiet to your room. It is always nice to have candles that have a relaxing scent such as Lavender sandalwood.
We hope you enjoy the experience.