Season for Nonviolence: Day 61

Day 61: March 31

The thought for today is PEACE.

“When you find peace within yourself, you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others.” – Peace Pilgrim

“Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.” – Buddha

“Peace is not something you wish for. It’s something you make, something you do, something you are, and something you give away.” – Robert Fulgham

“If you wish to experience peace, provide peace for another.” – Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

“Each one has to find his peace from within.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“There is no way to peace. Peace is the way.” – A. J. Muste

“Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but the means by which we arrive at that goal.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Did you notice some commonalities among these quotes; something that each one of these individuals discovered for themselves? Peace comes from within you. It begins inside. It’s not something you find. It’s not ‘out there’ somewhere, awaiting your discovery of it. You have always possessed it. Peace is your natural state of being.

Peace flows from you and through you as a gift to share with the world.

The problem is that you have filled your life with too much commotion from trying to fit so much activity into your day and not given time to that which is most precious – the Sacred Presence in you and surrounding you.

Slow down. Sit for awhile in the silence and close your eyes.

Peace. Be still.

Breathe.

Allow the Presence to wash over you, cleanse you, and refresh you. Allow it to flow forth from you into your family, your community, and your world.

The wellspring of Peace within you is limitless. It is always there, bringing you back to the awareness of Love’s abiding Presence. It is your strength and it is that in which you live and move and have your being.

It’s there for you always.

Always.

Peace. Be still.

breathe Peace ~

Rev. Rebecca

About Rev. Rebecca

After 30 years of trying to avoid God, I finally gave up playing Jonah and answered Love's call to service by becoming an ordained New Thought minister. Since that day in 2007, I've counseled a lot of people, performed some weddings, been a publiic speaker, and done some non-profit board work. Opportunities for service are presenting themselves in new ways for the coming year and I look forward to more of Love unfolding in my life.
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