Peace comes from within

Peace comes from within. Learning how to find balance and respecting your own needs as well as the need of others.

The other day, 21st September, was The International Day of Peace (Peace Day). It’s observed around the world each year and The General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to “honouring and strengthening the ideals of peace both within and among all nations and peoples”.

Since then, I have been thinking about how can we invoke more peace within ourselves and within the family home thus enabling us to communicate from a place of truth, trust and compassion without the need for conflict, aggression or violence. I see that to get that inner peace there needs to be a an inward cultivation first and this has to start with our beliefs and the way we communicate to ourselves. Once we have this inner peace, the ability to truly live a life of peace externally becomes viable and we can then live in a peaceful life.

Peace comes from withinWhen we communicate – internally or externally – our words can be used to create bridges or put up barriers. The choice of words, the way in which we deliver them, our facial expressions and body language all contribute to the meaning and how it will be received. We can control our message although we can’t control how the message is received. So put simply: when we express ourselves we must make it clear that you ‘own what you say’ and are not looking to find faults, agreement or blame, just a mutual understanding where love comes first. Sometimes it’s not what we say, it’s how we say it and this affects how it’s received. It’s a case of ‘this is what it is to me’ rather than ‘you’ve done this and you are that’.

Inner peace is more about being than doing. Our lives are so over-scheduled and we glorify busy. Often it’s hard to relax and fully enjoy life. It’s about leaning toward rather than struggling against. It’s about being fully present and focusing and surrendering to the NOW.

The rewards of inner peace include mental and physical health and well-being, self-confidence, self expression, better relationships, better life choices and a more fulfilling and joyful experience of life. Most of us want these things, however, actually taking action and sustaining the peaceful state proves more complicated.

Cultivating inner peace starts right here:

  • Seek positive relationships
  • LOVE first
  • Kiss
  • Be sensitive
  • Tell the truth
  • Be flexible
  • Leave nothing unresolved
  • Surrender to what is
  • Hug more
  • Take responsibility
  • Move your body
  • Solve things at a deeper level
  • Be honest
  • Go for a walk every day
  • Connect with nature
  • Listen to your body
  • Use your intuition
  • Realise how small your troubles are
  • Spend some no-agenda time with your child, family and yourself – daily
  • Reduce your sugar, caffeine and alcohol intake
  • Read
  • Realise which things on your to do list don’t really matter
  • Remind yourself daily of the things you’re grateful for
  • Love yourself
  • Seek natural remedies
  • Have a hot drink
  • Change your bed
  • Choose hope
  • Declutter, your house, your work space, your phone and your mind
  • Learn to let go of the things that no longer bring you joy
  • Meditate
  • Enjoy silence
  • Write down the all the things you’re thankful for
  • Ask for forgiveness…
  • Gossip without bitching
  • Earth Breathe: Inhale four counts, hold four counts, exhale four counts. Repeat.
  • Write down every stressful thought on your mind until you go blank
  • Accept that life is work
  • Cook meals from scratch
  • Exercise
  • Tell family and friends how much they mean to you
  • Decide to spend less time online
  • Decide to get help for that problem you can’t solve on your own
  • Float above yourself in your mind’s eye
  • Imagine a protective bubble surrounding you
  • Feel your heart beat
  • Decide to be positive for the rest of the day, every day
  • Accept that you don’t always get what you want
  • Treat people how you would like to be treated, including children
  • Smell fresh flowers
  • Look a problem or fear in the eye
  • Listen to your inner bitch as if you were a true friend
  • Go outside and touch the most natural thing you can see
  • Always have fresh flowers in your home
  • Ground yourself. Imagine roots extending beneath your feet to the centre of the earth. You are connected to the planet
  • Choose to be at peace
  • Write things down
  • Journal
  • Decide, no matter what, to save money for the rest of your life
  • Say thank you
  • Say sorry
  • Give yourself the freedom to admit you are wrong whenever you know you are
  • Give up trying to be perfect
  • Decide to say no to the person that takes advantage of you
  • Have a long term vision board
  • Work on the things that are self manifested in your mind, understand when they are not true and what the positive intention is from the message
  • Let yourself cry and release emotion
  • Make a plan to protect your heart from hurt
  • Know that some people are in your life for a reason, season or lifetime
  • Decide to make others earn your trust
  • Write a list of every problem you are currently worrying about. Then, filter out the ones that aren’t really your responsibility or your problem
  • Drink water
  • Talk about it
  • What are you excited about? Make a list, repeat and add to daily
  • Confirm what inner peace feels, sounds and looks like to you and write empowering affirmations to support this

I’d love to hear from you about ways you create more inner peace and add to this list. Just #suzibinnerpeace

The biggest impact of inner peace is the peace it spreads to the world outside of us. Peace between families, communities, and countries begins with each other. Inner peace is infectious. As you find inner peace for yourself, you can lead and become a model for others and spread the seeds of peace everywhere you go.

‘Peace begins with a smile.’ – Mother Teresa

Much Love

Suzi B

Love   Protect   Respect

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