“If you’re constantly chasing success, you’re not really living in the moment. Go places. Do things. The journey is what’s fun.” ~Octavia Spencer
You are peace. You were born with a peaceful spirit. Believe that you are peace.
Repeat: I AM PEACE
Yes, you are peace. Any unfulfilling, negative emotion that anyone has (fear, anger, suspicion, viciousness, bullying, shaming, meanness, lying) is learned. Peace is innate.
The chaos and dogma and the mean-spirited acts that may surround you, you can change. One person, one act can create peace. Peace, calm, tranquility can be achieved by you at any time and in any place. Only peace, brokered by love and good-will intention is permanent.
Right now, you can create peace and tranquility. A restful, peace-centered mind is and can be your domain. All it takes is first a willingness to suspend anger, grudges, falsity, pain, blame or any negativity which dispels calm and the second order is to choose peace. Some meditate, others offer prayers or read or write or create art or dance to re-gain their inner need for peace.
Mantra: I will not dwell on the unpleasant things of life. I will be a joyful and happy being. I am peace.
Slow down, chill out, think with your heart, create kindness. Be gentle, look for goodness. Frame your life with mindfulness. Sing a song, write a poem. Smile. Peace, be still.
Create your tranquil space, voice words of peace, place joy in your heart. Become a well wisher for every man, woman and child; it will change the world-especially yours.
Live in peace; live for peace.
I stand, yes – I stand
I stand for every man
I stand for equality and justice for all
I stand with my fists held high
I stand for freedom and liberty
I stand to reflect my dignity
Question: What do you stand for? Reply and share your conviction
“Truth be told, inner peace begins the moment you take a new breath and choose not to allow an uncontrollable event to dominate you in the long-term. You are not what happened to you. You are what you choose to become in this moment. Let go, breathe, and begin again…” ~Marc and Angel Chernoff, authors of Getting Back to Happy: Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Reality, and Turn Your Trials into Triumphs
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.
“Observe the invincible tendency of the mind to unify. It is a law of our constitution that we should not contemplate things apart without the effort to arrange them in order with known facts and ascribe them to the same law.”
~Ralph Waldo Emerson (1836)