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I shall tell you a great secret my friend. Do not wait for the last judgement, it takes place every day.
-- Albert Camus
 

 

Monday, January 26, 2004

Be peaceful

When there is no reason to be peaceful, be peaceful. For that is when your peacefulness can have the greatest positive influence.

The world around you is often in turmoil. You do not have to make that turmoil your own by joining it or fighting against it.

For a moment, put everything out of your mind and think of nothing. Stop your thoughts before they start, and enjoy the serenity of just being. Then, put back into your mind only those things upon which you truly wish to focus. Give peace a place to take hold in you, and it will.

To be peaceful you need no particular effort or circumstance. When you let the noise, the concerns, the anxieties drop away, peace flows in to fill the void.

Be peaceful, especially when the world around you is not so peaceful. And experience the powerful positive difference it always makes.

— Ralph Marston

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