Week 14 | Peace
In recovery, when we tap into our inner peace by remembering to stay centered in our daily spiritual practices, we allow for the embodiment of peace within. Peace truly does begin within ourselves, because it is only through reflecting inner peace that we can affect outer peace. When we allow peace within, we become an instrument for peace in the world. —Heart, Mind & Spirit Recovery
“When you change your thoughts, you change your life. The fastest way to achieve peace and harmony is to change your thinking. In order to change your outer world you must first change your inner world. Your thoughts dictate your behavior, and when you change your thought patterns, you will be changing your behavioral patterns as well. Altering yourbehavior will change the course of your life . . . Observe Your Internal Chatter. If you find your thoughts are negative or limiting, stop and replace those thoughts with positive ones. . . Say What You Mean, and Mean What You Say. Healthy communication is a key element in keeping peace and harmony in your life . . . Focus on the Positive, not the Negative. Turn negative situations into positive ones. Everything happens for a purpose and a reason. Instead of complaining, and feeling wounded after a negative situation, stop and think about how you can change it into a positive one. Remember, you attract what you dwell on; positive attracts positive, and negativity attracts negativity. If your thoughts are negative and victimizing, you will attract exactly that into your life . . . Practice Guided Visualization. This technique involves sitting comfortably, and listening to a tape or an instructor who guides you through a relaxing scenario. The setting is calm, tranquil, and peaceful allowing your mind and body to connect . . . Get Organized. Organizing your surroundings, and managing your time wisely helps give you a clear head for making wise choices. Your choices are dependent on your thoughts that precede it . . . Thoughts are powerful, after all, everything ever created started with a thought. You are creating your tomorrow with the thoughts you have today. Taking control of your thoughts will give you a sense of stability, and with that stability brings peace and harmony. ” —Marla Sloane, Changing Your Thoughts
“Inner peace begins the moment you choose not to allow another person or event to control your emotions.” —Pema Chodron
1. In what areas of your life can you embrace more peace by changing your thinking?
2. How are you radiating peace to those around you?
I feel great when I allow myself to feel the peace within.
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