Reclaim Your Peace
The calm after the storm. If the exercise of getting in touch with anger stirred you up, let this be a reminder to simmer down. It may take time to process through the fiery emotions you may have tucked away, but know that peace is available to you.
Peace is in the moment. The now. It is in the acceptance of where we are. It isn't in the past, nor is it in the future.
Sometimes we can find peace by simply reminding ourselves that even if we're in the midst of some major life challenges, we are okay in this very moment. No crisis of a burning building or flood waters rising, no famine or swarming bees attacking - in the very moment if you look around you'll discover you're really okay.
Peace is found through pausing, deep breathing, gazing upon a beloved child or pet, having a friend say, I understand. It's enjoying your favorite cup of tea while listening to beautiful music.
It's connecting with your wise inner self and trusting the voice that speaks truth. You find peace while gazing at the stars and wishing upon the moon. It's in the budding flower of early spring, the trickling streams, snow covered branches in the still of winter and every sunrise and sunset.
If you're familiar with the serenity prayer, that is a path to peace.
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, The courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
Peace is attained in the letting go of thoughts and beliefs that no longer serve us. Sometimes we must let go of people in order to have peace. As hard as that may be, there comes a time when we must ask ourselves if we are compromising our own wellbeing by continuing to accept the drama of others. Have you heard of the expression, not my circus, not my monkeys? While this may be a cheeky phrase, I do know how challenging it can be to let people go. But at what personal expense are we keeping them?
When I'm feeling uneasy with an anxious mind, when the shower water cascades down, I repeat this:
Peace washes over me
And from A Course In Miracles, many people became familiar with the phrase Wayne Dyer shared:
I can choose peace instead of this
And one of my other calming mantras:
This too shall pass
How can you bring some sense of peace into your day today? A gentle walk, a calming bath, creating artwork, preparing food, playing music, holding a baby, stroll through a museum, journal writing, taking a nap -- find a bit of solitude for yourself today.
When you see Carribean Blue Color today, may it remind you to find a peaceful moment.
How to remember this?
Put a tropical ocean screensaver on your laptop
Pick up some candles in this color
Use sunscreen as lotion
Listen to the song Carribean Queen on repeat
Take good care of your heart and soul,
Patty Blue Hayes
~ The Seed Does Not Become A Blossom Overnight ~