Peace of mind

What is peace of mind? Why do some people have it and others don’t?

That question has been around as long as people have, but a quote posted by Healthy Holistic Living peels back all the layers and gets to the core.

Peace is the result of retraining your mind to process life as it is, rather than as you think it should be. – Wayne W. Dyer

Peace of mind, like happiness, comes from within. No matter what is going on around us, we determine how we look at the circumstances. Yes, things hurt, and yes they can derail our plans. But it is up to us to choose whether they derail us and rob us of our peace.?

Thanks for the reminder. My peace has been slowly disintegrating, and my way of looking at the world has changed a bit. There is little I can do about the physical changes I am going through, but there is plenty I can do about how I view the changes.

Nature and beauty feeds my soul. I can stop to absorb the soul food when I’m outside, which I am a lot.

Being grateful for the bountiful blessings God has given me always brings peace. I can make sure I don’t forget to be grateful. Especially when the money I earn pays the bills and little more. The roof needs work, and there are many places I want to explore. But everything I NEED is provided.

Looking for the best in everyone has always given me peace. I can stay out of the complaining and negative talk about individuals at work. It’s hard sometimes when people are not doing their job, which makes ours harder. But I don’t want to be one of the people who cuts others down. I would rather build them up.

I think the biggest thing for me is to slow down. I’m tied into the Midwest productive philosophy where the more I get done, the better I feel about myself. Sometimes to the excess. It is OK to stop, breathe and mull things over. It is OK to stop and watch the maple leaves sway in the wind, or the bee spin around the pistal of holly hock bloom.

Accepting life as it is takes a lot of tension away. When we judge the world as we think it should be, how can we be happy or at peace? We are all connected to each other, and every living thing is an individual with its own life energy. Each person has her own thought processes. How can the world exist as one individual sees fit?

Life is what it is. I choose to absorb it, enjoy it, love it and learn from it.

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  1. I love how you speak of the siimple things. I also watched bees the other day and they were fascinating until I realized I was terrified of them. Thanks for sharing!

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