Monday Miracle: Inner Peace

084Light up the world.

The path to inner peace is actually simple. Yet, most find it difficult to release old wounds, quiet frustrations, or sidestep stress in order to reach the nirvana of inner peace.  When you decide that the past is over and that you can only accept the future, then you can enter the realm of loving peace.

“Full of love for all things in the world, practicing virtue, in order to benefit others, by this man alone is happy.” ~Guatama Buddha (563-483BCE)

Love all things, even challenges that present themselves for your growth. Challenges are teachable moments which intend to re-train old destructive habits and responses into graceful acceptance of what is now present.  Life is full of pain, it is how you respond to the impulse of emotional pain that changes the person.

Life is not meant to be a stress rehearsal.

Rather than waltz to stress dis-cords, fill your life with loving, healthy thoughts and experiences. Create a mantra for your life that represents love, joy, and peace and do not allow anything or anyone to violate the love, joy and peace that is integral to your well-being.

It is axiomatic,  when you feel good, you share good and that good then expands to heal the world. Life is bestowed upon everyone; make sure you inculcate what is good so that what you expose to others is good.

5 Secrets to Inner Peace

  1. Pay attention. Really listen, and hear your feelings. Capture peace by attuning your mind to what you are feeling right now. The more attentive you are to your true feelings, the faster you recognize negative energy and can stop stress triggers from invading your intrinsic peace.
  2. Be still. Activity is over-rated. Stop and smell the evergreens, slow down and notice the beauty around you. Listen to the bees; watch a butterfly graciously wing its flight. Meditate on the things that are joyous and peaceful. Draw a Mandela or walk a labyrinth. Slow your pace, seek tranquility.
  3. Connect deep. Connect with others, go beyond surface, polite conversation and build a deep loving association with someone in your life. You will likely find that blending your life with another in a non-sexual friendship improves your outlook and resolves the stress inducing shadow of isolation.
  4. Get involved. Make a life investment in something or someone. Fight apathy. Collaborate with others who seek solutions. Gain courage from your passionate conviction.  Share your talent(s) and soon a change movement will gather momentum.
  5. Love life. The practice of loving life-in spite of turmoil-contributes greatly to inner peace. Bless your life and the lives of others with omniscient love, ever present and ever-lasting. Devote the majority of your energy to loving life, feel the eruption of gratitude. Give thanks, give love. Love your life!

Simplify your emotions so that your soul can breathe.

Light up the world, illumine your inner peace.

Get in Your Zen Zone

The Zen Peace in Your Mind

            The Zen Peace in Your Mind                (Photo credit: Stuck in Customs)


You deserve zen, slow your life down a bit and get into the zone.

Zen is the practice of experiencing a calm peacefulness.

A Zen Zone is your mental space where you are flowing with an inner consciousness that is not interrupted with physical noise or corrosive thoughts.

You are in the moment, feeling your inner breath. You are euphoric, rhythmic, and light connected.

A Zen Zone allows you to release stress, calm worry, disperse despair so that your mind is at ease.

Being in a Zen zone benefits your body, mind and soul. You sense a divine healing elixir which mends and strengthens you from the core.

Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass,
it’s about learning to dance in the rain.
―Vivian Greene

Tap your toes, lift your feet, dance in the sunshine or rain.

You are alive, feeling the beat of your heart, hearing the sound of your breath, and seeing the rays of discovery all around you. You can dance, you can feel, you can see. You can Zen! It does not matter a bit what the external sensations are, you can capture your Zen Zone anytime, anywhere.  The four pivotal steps to a Zen Zone experience are:

Zen in 4 easy steps.

  1. Create quiet. The intention here is to quiet your life for a few, maybe 10, minutes. Unplug-silence the telephones, move away from the computers or tablets, turn off the television and begin by taking 9 deep breaths. Inhale and exhale for nine complete cycles.
  2. Next, start tapping using a cupped hand. Begin with a soft touch at the wrist and move all the way up your arm to the shoulder and end at your heart. Reverse and tap back to your wrist and then do the same soft tapping sequence on the opposite side. Tapping stimulates meridian nerves and situates calmness. Do this three full times using both sides of the upper body.
  3. Again center your mind and begin to look to your right. Turn your shoulders and extend to look over your right shoulder inviting the appearance of possibility. Now, do the same mental and physical exercise by looking over your left shoulder. See newness, see resolution, intensely see the infinite. Do this two times for each side.
  4. Extend your left arm and punch away negativity and then open your palm and draw in opportunity. Extend your right arm, punch away negativity and open your right palm and draw in opportunity.  Do this five times each side. Feel the energy as you punch out and then draw in opportunity with your open-hand. Feel limitless, sense your power.

Balance yourself.

Quietly remind yourself that there are no limits and that there are no unsolvable problems. Mouth a mantra and gradually balance yourself again as you gradually re-enter the physical earth space you retreated from in your Zen Zone. Continue to breathe love, joy and inner peace, with each breath.  Tell yourself: “I love you.”

Love you, zone into your Zen. Affirm your power and live your Zen.