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Cultivating Peace Within

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Sometimes people tell me that they feel peaceful in my presence.  This got me thinking about how I come to this ‘peaceful’ place within myself.  The answer was simple:  I require lots of alone time to rejuvenate and refresh.  I am not a hermit by any means, in fact I love getting out and being social but sometimes keeping up with my children’s schedules and the pressures I put on myself as a business owner can run me down.  I don’t always feel peaceful.  It’s a feeling I have learned to cultivate over the years in different ways.

Here are 5 simple, yet powerful ways that I use consistently to keep me in the “happy” place.

  1. A simple morning ritual.  Setting my alarm a little earlier so that I can get up before anyone else is well worth the effort.  Sometimes all it takes is 10 minutes of quiet time to make a big difference.  I LOVE Roy Deleon’s Praying with the Body morning prayer rituals for this.
  2. Always have a journal handy.  Journaling has become one of the most empowering habits I have developed over the last 18 months.  All you need is a spiral notebook to keep with you.  When I am wrestling with decisions that need to be made or I just need to vent, my journal has become like a best friend.  When I tap into that inner wisdom that flows onto the paper, wonderful insights and ideas unfold. (more…)