Often, when we are experiencing difficulty the first thing we desire is peace. Well, if you want peace you have to consciously choose it.
1 : a state of tranquility or quiet; 2 : freedom from disquieting or oppressive thoughts or emotions; 3 : harmony in personal relations
4a : a state or period of mutual concord between governments; b : a pact or agreement to end hostilities between those who have been at war or in a state of enmity
5 : used interjectionally to ask for silence or calm or as a greeting or farewell
Peace is a state of mind and as we’ve discussed, you have control of your mind. You can decide how to look at things and how you will react to them. Ask yourself: is what I’m about to say or do going to increase my peace? If not, then make a different choice. Practice being OK with what is while you focus on working towards your goals, knowing that things are always changing.
Mel’s Two Cents: Frequently throughout your day, take a few moments to close your eyes, take deep breaths and relax your body. Simply choose to be still and be peace. If you can, do this outside and admire the natural world around you. Nature has a way of immediately easing any weariness, if we pay attention to it. As you keep this up, before you know it, you’ll be at peace no matter where you are or what’s happening! Oh, and it’s contagious too :)
Until next time.
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