Practicing Peace my peoples is our P word for today!
Someone once said “I cannot create peace in the world, but I can create peace in mine.” unknown
“Peace does not mean an absence of conflicts; differences will always be there. Peace means solving these differences through peaceful means; through dialogue, education, knowledge; and through humane ways.” ~ Dalai Lama XIV
I needed to get back to basics as the saying goes so I took some time to find my peace of mind and boy am I happy I did!
The time has come to focus on my peace and no I don’t mean throwing your phone into the ocean or god forbid, sacrificing your Netflix account. The time has come to devote time to find out, not just how I became who I am but who I want to be for the remainder of my time.
In order to protect my inner peace, I make the chaotic world outside Cease.
I try to take one day off from the world a week. It is my time to recharge, refocus my world and be grateful for what I have. I reflect on any and all crazy happenings find peaceful resolutions for the problems I am facing. There are no distractions for me and I commit to fixing a little more of me every day. I sit silently and reflect, like a boss.
At first, it was nearly impossible to do, to avoid checking my phone are you kidding? Sitting in silence was dam near an impossible task and I would almost rather clean then do it. But now I look forward to it, my silence is golden and I feel recharged at the end of the day.
I find that I look at life now like a canvas when I focus too much on one area I get lost in it…so I step back to take a day or two and see what I was trying to create in the first place. I have created a contemplation area on my patio. Unplugging my phone, turning off the TV and avoiding all outside influences for the day is the most peace I have found. There are a million ways to disconnect from the world, find what works and then commit to doing it to preserve your peace of mind.
Finding peace in a world hell-bent on brutality, impossible. Creating my own peace by avoiding the constant bombardment of horrible news, priceless! Peace my peoples!