Question: How Can I Be Peaceful

Answer: Be peaceful. Serenity is the answer to peace, both inner and outward peace. Being peaceful does not mean you are a passive milk-toast and that you allow others to walk all over you.

To the contrary, when you are peaceful you tap into a strength of peace that is inviolable.  You will not be dishonored. You will not be humiliated. You will not be weakened when you are peaceful.

“It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.”        ~ Robert F. Kennedy South Africa, 1966

 

Have courage, be peaceful but firm of conviction and honor. Your mantra: Let  there be peace on earth, let it begin with me.

Be an instrument of peace.

Be a vessel of calm on the stormy sea of life.

Be peaceful, get peace.

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75 Questions: Day 75

Let the journey begin! Commence this New Year 2017 with a recovered inspiration. Make each revealed intention stick. Mark your pathways with golden joy…you are here to make life go right.

Embrace yourself, hug your heart, affirm in your inner soul joy, peace, trust, mindfulness, compassion, truth, empathy. Look within, all of the characteristics for goodness are already there in every fiber of your being.

Release, relax, restore.  You are a strong courageous life lion. Love life-it loves you, that’s a golden rule.

“Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.” ~John Quincy Adams

You’ve done some hard work: detoxing your mind and clearing your spirit takes energy. Sometimes the task was exhausting, other times because of the unfamiliar you may have felt sick. But, rejoice the pollutants of guilt, shame, disappointment, poor habits, grief, anger, despair, judgment, doubt, stress (all perceived obstacles) are minor concerns.

You persevered. Although the pursuit of clarity never ends, where you are now as a human being, who knows oneself, is pristine and glorious. May each day of New Year 2017 extend a blessing to you and may you expand that blessing to others.

I challenge you to be happy this New Year. This is my toast to you.

Question 75: What’s Next?

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75 Questions: Day 64

When the blog questions began, 75  days ago, that the exact number of days before the opening of a new year 2017, according to the Gregorian calendar. Now there are 11 days until New Year (Monday – Sunday). As is customary, the remaining blog postings will ask you just one question. That question may inspire you, it may perplex you, it may anger you, it may be the catalyst for indelible change, or it may even tickle you. Each question could inculcate stronger mindfulness.

The intent of all 75 questions is to probe, to prompt a reaction, to get you to stretch, to press beyond tradition or boundaries, to think broader, to break free, to face the fear, or liberate you by confirming what you already know for sure. You are only asked to respond each day with a thoughtful answer to the question.

Each question, ultimately, is to give you the intimate space to recover how to love yourself which by compassion omnipresence expands and then allows you to love and share empathy for others.

“If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.” ~Jack Kornfield

These 75 question can precipitate change. The question is to be a pathway to inner change that leaves you feeling affirmed, more safe, in control, powerful, intrigued, and authentic.

When these amazing emotions are opened up within you (they already exist), you change and your world changes and the whole world changes with you.

Question 64: What is your favorite affirmation?

75 Questions: Day 57

At the onset of this series of questions, there were 75  days before the pivotal start of a new Gregorian calendar year – 2017. Thus, each day and for  the next 18 days (Monday – Sunday) the blog postings will ask you just one question. That question may inspire you, it may perplex you, it may anger you, it may be the catalyst for indelible change, or it may even tickle you.

The intent of the 75 questions is to probe, to prompt a reaction, to get you to stretch, to press beyond tradition or boundaries, to think broader, to break free, to face the fear, or liberate you by confirming what you already know for sure. You are only asked to respond with a thoughtful answer to the question.

“Our task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” ~Rumi

Each question, ultimately gives you to space to discover how to love yourself. You may even find that Terry Cole Whitaker is right-what you think of me is none of my business. Make it your business to let love emanate from within, to accept ypurself.

These 75 question can precipitate change. The question is to be a inquiry into pathways of inner change that leaves you feeling more safe, in control, powerful, intrigued, and authentic.

When these amazing emotions are opened up within you (they already exist), you change and your world changes and the whole world changes with you.

Question 57: What do you accept about yourself?

75 Questions: Day 55

There are 75  days before  New Year 2017 according to the Gregorian calendar. It has taken a lot for you to get to Question 55.Applaud out loud. Praise yourself. Celebrate the affirmations you have already absorbed.

As you examine the questions forthcoming for the next 20 days (Monday – Sunday) the format will not change. Each blog posting will continue to ask you just one question.  Again, that question may inspire you, it may perplex you, it may anger you, it may engage or even tickle you. You get to think about what is best for you.

The 75 questions are written to probe, to prompt a reaction. The thrust is to get you to stretch, to press beyond tradition or boundaries, to think broader, to break free, to face the fear, or liberate you by confirming what you already instinctively know

You are only asked to post a thoughtful answer to the question. Then, be on the look out for priceless revelations.

It’s about what is real within you.  Each question is stylized to probe, to prompt a reaction, to get you to stretch, to press beyond tradition or boundaries, to think broader, to break free, to broker change, or embrace your awakened perception.

The beneficial intent of the 75 questions is to capture change. The question is to be a harbinger for inner change that leaves you feeling more safe, in control, powerful, intrigued, and authentic.

When these true emotions are opened up within you (they already exist), you change and your world changes and the whole world changes with you.

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Question 55:  What is your question?