Thursday, March 26, 2009

Choose Peace

Dearest Ladies,

I think genetically my worry bone kicks into high gear during stressful times and in asking for some guidance/direction last night from Living With Joy by Sanaya Roman – I came across the following that I wanted to share with you. Choose peace ladies.

Love to you,


“Inner peace means releasing attachments to anything – to having a person act the way you want or to having the world work the way you expect. When you let go of those attachments, you will find your life working even better than you could have expected or planned. It does not mean giving up control of your life; it means coming from your own center of peace at all times.

Right now, make the decision that you can bring inner peace into your life. Make the decision that you´re going to open your heart even more, be more compassionate, more understanding, more loving, and more forgiving of everyone you know. Form a picture in your mind of yourself going through the next week, and see yourself coming from totally new level of peace. See the smile on your face and the joy in your heart.

Take one thing in your life that you would like to feel peace about, something that possibly you have been reacting to, and make a mental image of releasing, forgiving and letting go, finding inner peace with this issue. Ony you can create inner peace. From that space you will see the world you experience reflecting it. Other people, events, and situations do not need to trigger a reaction in you. If, instead, you maintain this center of peace, you will change those events that used to disturb and upset you. If they do not change, it will no longer intrude on your sense of well-being. You can find your center, your soul´s light and your inner being reflected and carried out in the world you experience."


Rowena said...

This is good advice. The only problem is that the more people you are dealing with intimately, the harder it is. It's the hardest when they aren't practicing this.

I'm not saying it's impossible, but it's harder.

Said not peaceful people shall remain nameless.

Patty Kennelly said...

I really connected to the idea of attachment and how I hold on TIGHT to how things need to look and ESPECIALLY how people need to act! Another thing that the book said was that inner peace is gained from ACTING and not REACTING - which I think is huge too since I seem to only be reacting to life and not acting within it. So here´s to practicing - since those non-peaceful totally know how to get us plugged in!

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