Sunday, October 20, 2013
Soul Sunday: BE PEACE
Image: Cambria California Sunset 10/06/13
This blog was intended to share a wide variety of topics. My random thoughts, musings, observations, inspiration, style and more. The concept of inner peace is a daunting one. I am a MAJOR work in progress on many levels, one of which is balance and inner peace. Have you ever thought about how your 'being' impacts those around you? We are all, on some level looking for peace in our lives. See if you can take a few moments to read the following concept and try his suggestion of using imagery to help obtain some peace.
We are all familiar with bed peace, hair peace, world peace, but to BE Peace?
The concept I want to share today comes from a man I truly admire, Dr. Wayne Dyer.
Peace isn’t something you ultimately receive when you slow down the pace of your life. Peace is what you’re capable of being and bringing to every encounter and event in the waking moments of your life. Being peaceful is an inner attitude that you can enjoy when you’ve learned to silence your incessant inner dialogue. Being peaceful isn’t dependent on what your surroundings look like. It seldom has anything to do with what the people around you think, say, or do. A noiseless environment isn’t a requirement.
St. Francis’s famous prayer states it better than I can: “Make me an instrument of your peace.” In other words, St. Francis wasn’t asking God to provide him with peace. He was asking for guidance to be more like the peace he trusted was his Source. Being peace is different from looking for peace.
This principle isn’t about merely choosing tranquil thoughts when you’re feeling frayed and anxious. I suggest picturing a container deep within yourself out of which all your thoughts flow. Inside of this container, at its very center, imagine a candle flame. You need to make a commitment that this flame in the center of the container holding all your thoughts will never, ever even flicker, although the very worst may go before you. This is your container of peace, and only peaceful thoughts can fuel the burning candle. You don’t need to change your thoughts as much as you need to learn to be an energy of peace lighting the way and attracting serene, harmonious thoughts and beings. In this way, you’ll become a being of peace.
As a being of peace, you make a huge impact on those around you. It’s almost impossible to be totally stressed out in the presence of someone who has opted to be peace. Peace is a higher and faster energy—when you’re being peace, just your presence alone will often nullify the uneasiness and tension in those around you. The secret of this principle is: Be the peace and harmony you desire. You cannot get it from anything or anyone else.
Could you 'be peace'?
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