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In this world it is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich.
-- Henry Ward Beecher


Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Peaceful part of you

Your life, in the way it continues to unfold, demands much from you. You attempt new things, you care in new ways, you seek to make your world a better place and as a result, the pressures mount.

But those pressures don’t have to translate into stress. Though you are heavily invested in the turmoil, you don’t have to let it throw you around.

You can be active, involved, responsive and ambitious, and still be firmly at peace. Though what you do is important and demanding, and expresses your values, it is not who you are.

You could walk away from all you do and still be you, still have worth and integrity. Though you would never think of failing to honor your commitments, at your core you exist apart from those commitments, strong and still and at peace.

Choose often to feel that peaceful part of you, letting a soothing sense of peace wash over you. Feel your inner peace, not to abandon your outer life but to bring new strength to it.

The world is filled with all kinds of turmoil, pressure and demands. Fortunately, you can choose to deal with it all from a position of strength, stillness, confidence and peace, so do.

— Ralph Marston

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