One Simple Idea for Daily PEACE
"Grace is a power that comes in and transforms a moment to something better"― Caroline Myss
When was the last time you truly felt at PEACE? What were you doing or not doing? With whom? Where were you?
Think back to how being at peace felt in your body.
Are you ready to make peace a regular way of being, not an occasional one?
I get it.
To give you some context, let me tell you a story from my life.
Years ago, I was incredibly unhappy because things were chaotic. Uncertain. A swirl of feeling like I could never do enough to finally feel good.
So on December 7, 2013, I posted a photo on Facebook of a candle and a square of paper with PEACE written on it. I created a mini-altar on our kitchen counter where I could remind myself over and over just how important it was for me to make choices aligned with granting myself more peace.
I wasn't sure I could do it.
It felt nearly impossible to not only bring peace into my life, but to PRIORITIZE it?
Wouldn't that make me seem selfish?
Aren't people going to wonder, "Who does she think she is?"
Won't I feel guilty?
The answer: Yes...yep...and absolutely yes.
I dove in and went all-in to find peace somehow.
Of everything that I tried, the one thing that helped most is related to this quote as taught to my husband and I by our beautiful mediation teacher davidji:
“Do you have the patience to wait
'Til your mud settles and the water is clear?
Can you remain unmoving
Till the right action arises by itself?” ― Lao Tzu
Stay in the now.
Grant yourself permission to sit with things until the next right action appears. It will arise from deep within you. A full-body yes is what you're looking for (an overwhelming feeling that comes from deep within and tells you that this is it!). Sometimes, we're so anxious to do and go and perform that we make a choice out of reactivity rather than response.
Try my idea of putting a visual cue somewhere you'll see it often or try Oprah's question. You'll find your way to what works for you. Bringing yourself peace every day will dramatically improve your sense of well-being, your relationships and every aspect of your life.
Learn to deeply love, care for and cherish yourself. The rest will take care of itself.
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