Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Peace of Mind (in a world of chaos)

In today's podcast I share with you 3 specific things you can do that will help you gain PEACE even in a world that is full of chaos.

Can you relate?

I'm sure you can - we all struggle from time to time with people, events or things that tend to rob us of our peace. The result? A life full of turmoil - and that, my friend, is not the life that you, nor I wish for ourselves or our families.

Let's face it - OUR MIND IS A BATTLEFIELD! It's a common struggle for us all everyday - controlling (or patrolling) our minds to keep them as free as possible from the negative pollution that surrounds us.
George Washington said this about peace:
"There is nothing so likely to produce peace as to be well prepared to meet the enemy."
Let's change that up just a little bit so that it will apply to what we are discussing today.
"There is nothing so likely to produce PEACE OF MIND as to be well prepared to meet the enemy."
So, the 1st step in gaining peace of mind is to IDENTIFY THE ENEMY! (worry? distrust? doubt?) What is it for you? Identify it so that you can...
2. Meet (and DEFEAT) that enemy! Do battle by filling your mind with right and positive things!
And, finally -
3. Give peace a chance! (Yeah, I know it's a song.) Give your mind a break and see what happens!
Yes, it IS possible - BELIEVE IT AND WORK/FIGHT FOR IT - to gain peace of mind in a chaotic world.
I shared the following item on the podcast and mentioned that I would include it in today's blog so that you can focus on it and absorb it a little better. The author is unknown - but it is really good stuff!
Symptoms of Inner Peace
A tendency to think and act spontaneously rather than on fears based on past experience
An unmistakable ability to enjoy the moment
A loss of interest in judging other people
A loss of interest in judging self
A loss of interest in interpreting the actions of others
An inability to worry (this is a very serious symptom!)
Frequent overwhelming episodes of appreciation
Frequent acts of smiling
An increasing tendency to let things happen rather than to make them happen
An increased susceptibility to the love extended by others as well as the uncontrollable urge to extend it.
These are the kind of "symptoms" that are GOOD to have, wouldn't you agree!
Together, we can do even this ----
Make it an AWESOME Day! (Who else is going to do it for you?)

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