Let Peace Be Your Way

Today is June 7th and this is my first blog of the month, this is also the longest time away from my blog since I begun over 800 days ago.  I just got back from a wonderful week in Carmel Valley, CA where there as lots of time to play tourist, read, have time to meditate, workout, eat good food, and have lots of fun. It feels great to be rested and energized.

While I was away from blogging I had lots of time to think about what was most important to me and my work. I kept on coming back to the idea that peace is my passion. In President Obama’s inspirational speech in Cairo he mentioned peace numerous times as if he was sharing what is in most of our minds. In these times of uncertainty, peace feels even more important.

Peace begins inside of you and I. If we want a peaceful world we must first begin to find peace within. Here are five reminders of what will help bring peace into you, your life, and around the planet:

1. Attitude is essential – if you have positive mind you will be more peaceful. If you are hopeful, you will be more peaceful. If you are forgiving, you will be more peaceful.
2. Respect for all feelings – if you respect and accept all your emotions, you will feel more peaceful. Feelings are not good or bad, they are just reactions to our thoughts.
3. Listen to your heart – your heart has an endless capacity to love and have compassion. Start by having love and compassion for yourself every day. Let the love in your heart spread caring and kindness out into the world around you.
4. Have supportive self-talk – today make a commitment to shrink your inner critic. Have your inner dialogue be one of support and encouragement. Practice being kind in your words to yourself.
5. Be present – live in the now, leave the past behind and the future for tomorrow. In each moment are infinite possibilities waiting to be realized in you. Seek to enjoy life now and live it with passion and purpose.

Please explore these five ideas until you have them working well inside. The world needs you and I at our peaceful best and we can get there using these five steps.