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January 5, 2024


We’ve all experienced being in a place that naturally enhances our inner peace. It could be a meadow near your home, a forest you remember from childhood, or a white sandy beach you escape to on weekends. Whatever that location is for you (or your students), this peaceful place meditation invites you there.

Utilizing the power of visualization, this calm place meditation script invites the listener to cultivate inner peace using the memory of a calming environment. But it isn’t about escaping where we are right now. Rather, it’s a practice of using our inner senses and our memory to experience the peace that’s always available to us.

This happy place visualization script can help you or your students to readily access feelings of calm, ease, and relaxation. It may be supportive during times of stress and may also be used before bedtime to quiet the mind and relax the body.

  • Practice Time: 15-20 minutes
  • Purpose: To increase inner peace through visualization
  • May Help With: Reducing Stress, Strengthening Peace and Wellbeing
  • Practice Level: Intermediate
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Here’s a Sample of the “A Peaceful Place Meditation” Guided Meditation Script:

Visualization is a powerful method
that allows you to use your
imagination to help you relax.

I don’t want you to do this
when you’re driving,
but I’d like you to return
to it later when you can
find a quiet time to relax.

Simply find a comfortable spot,
listen to my voice,
and follow my direction.

Take a moment to sit back and relax.

Gently close your eyes
and breathe deeply into your abdomen.

Feel yourself in your body,
right now in this moment.

As you breathe,
allow your body to
completely and fully relax.

Stress is flowing out of you
with each breath.

Your body is becoming limp
and comfortable.

Let the tension in your brow go.
Let the tension in your lips go.
Let the tension in your eyes go.

Just relax in the comfortable
darkness that surrounds you.

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Once you feel completely relaxed and centered,
start to bring yourself to one of your favorite,
peaceful, beautiful places.

This could be a place you’ve been before
like a silent redwood grove with cool shade
and towering ancient trees
that protect you in their mammoth embrace,
or a white sand beach where
the ocean waves gently lap the shore
and the smell of the sea
makes you feel at home.

It could be a place built entirely
in your imagination,
a lovely, slowly swaying bridge that you stand on,
watching a babbling brook flow away beneath it,
or an ancient oak in the autumn,
something out of an old legend,
or golden leaves fall around you
as you sit under the shade
and watch the golden orange sun
pass over the horizon into twilight.

How to Use the A Peaceful Place Meditation Script

This happy place visualization script is a wonderful practice for personal or professional use. If you’d like to use it for your own wellbeing, you can either:

  • Record yourself reading it, replaying it for yourself to meditate with
  • Read through it a number of times and self-guide yourself through the technique it uses

If you’re a mindfulness or meditation teacher looking to support your students find inner peace, you can use this script in a number of ways. For example:

  • You can record it and share it with your students for use at home, such as before bed
  • You can lead students through the practice live, whether online or in-person
  • You can use it during a live meditation retreat, inviting your students to retreat to their peaceful place within

Note that visualization meditation is not the same as mindfulness meditation. However, there are many hybrid practices just like this one. To make a visualization more mindfulness-based, invite students to tune into how the guided imagery feels in their body right now. This can help connect the visualization they’re experiencing to their felt sense of the present moment.


We all have a well of peace within us. Sometimes we simply need a little guidance to tap into it. This peaceful place meditation can serve as that guidance we sometimes need. Use it to help yourself or your students remember that the peace we seek is within.

About the author 

Sean Fargo

Sean Fargo is the Founder of Mindfulness Exercises, a former Buddhist monk of 2 years, a trainer for the mindfulness program born at Google, an Integral Coach from New Ventures West, and an international mindfulness teacher trainer. He can be reached at [email protected]