“Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.”
—– Isaiah 26:3
“Trust in the Lord with all you heart and lean not on your own understanding”
——- Proverbs 3:5
If we are incapable of finding peace in ourselves, it is pointless to search elsewhere.
—-Francois de la Rochefoucauld
With the news filled with continued shootings at school and in the public domain, it seems like we’re having a shooting, knifing, death by van, or bombing somewhere in the world every day now. The news couldn’t cover all the violence that happens in the world every day. This is a sign that the Human ego(Edging God Out) is out of control, many people believing they are the God of their own lives.
When we defy God’s Eternal Law and believe we have all the answers to the world’s problems, we are living a delusion. Our society’s major problems: sexual abuse, addiction, mental health issues, higher high school dropout rates increased crime, an average U.S. unmarried birth rate of 41%(It was 6 % in 1960), annual cost of Broken Family in the U.S. of $112 Billion are all a reflection of not following God’s Will in our lives.
Violence in all its forms is a reflection of a lack of Inner Peace in the world. World Peace can only be accomplished by more and more people finding Inner Peace through living out God’s Will for them. Content people do not make other people miserable. Miserable people want to infect others with their misery. They are energy vampires.
We all need to put our big boy and girl pants on and work together to help achieve God’s Highest Good for our Country, the World and His larger Creation. Our U.S. Congress still hasn’t learned this lesson and desperately needs to.
5 STEPS TO FINDING INNER PEACE
1.) Accept What Is:
There is only so much we can affect. What we cannot change, what we cannot influence no matter what, should not be a concern to us.
THE SERENITY PRAYER
GOD GRANT ME THE SERENITY
TO ACCEPT THE THINGS I CANNOT CHANGE
COURAGE TO CHANGE THE THINGS I CAN
AND THE WISDOM TO KNOW THE DIFFERENCE
——- REINHOLD NIEBUHR
If you do not meditate yet, you are missing out on a very important activity that can change your life. Meditating for 20 minutes daily can have an enormous impact in all areas of your life. Take a look at this post I wrote 100 Benefits of Meditation. If that doesn’t convince you to start meditating, I don’t know what will
3.) Care About Others:
You will never find peace by being self-consumed and only worrying about your own needs and wants. When you begin to genuinely care about other people, so much goodness comes right out. This only helps into solidifying your inner peace. It can be people close to you or pure strangers, but any act of kindness and goodwill eases your way towards peace.
4.) Embrace Your Beliefs:
I am not one to pick or favor one belief system over another, so whatever it is that you believe in, embrace it with your entire being. Be within your faith 100% and peace will find its way into your heart. Now, we may all disagree on each other’s beliefs but one thing we must all agree on is that having a solid, healthy faith is crucial in founding a proper conscience that helps into guiding us towards peace and wisdom. There is a reason why research has shown that people that are deeply devoted to their faith have a higher life expectancy and are less likely to have diseases such as cancer. This is because they experience more inner peace, which is important if you want to increase the quality of your life.
5.) Live In The Present Moment:
Most of the time, what we worry about is relating to something either in the past, or something that hasn’t happened. Living in the present moment erases all such thoughts. Why worry about something in the past that we cannot ever change? (see point #1, accept what is). Why worry about something that we are not even sure will happen or not? This is why in the present moment, you find true inner peace. In the present moment, there are no problems and no concerns. There is only stillness, and it is within that stillness that you can uncover peace.
Michael Tibbetts, M.S.
Founder & Chief Inspirational Officer
The Family Center For The Sacred Heart
A Family Healing Ministry
“The Good Vibe Tribe”
“Creating A New Container For Love To Change
The World One Healing Family At A Time”
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