virgin islands scene

Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
-- St Francis of Assisi


The MONTHLY Motivator - October 2016


Peaceful power

Take a deep breath, and calm your thoughts. Rise above the noise and confusion of the day, to a place that is peaceful and serene. Let go, for a moment, of the need to judge, to analyze, to criticize and to strategize. Let go, for a moment, and experience how beautiful it is to just be. All is well in this moment. It’s perfectly fine to simply enjoy it for a while. Your problems, your dramas, your possessions are all very small compared to who you are. Take just a little while to remember that. Touch, for a moment, the beauty and boundless energy that is your life. Consider what a miracle it truly is. Give yourself a refreshing respite of peace, of calm serenity. Then you’ll be able to take it with you in all you do. Put the power of peace in your life. Let the power of peace fill your moments and your world. When you are at peace, your thoughts and actions bring maximum results. When you are at peace, you can feel the perfect worthiness of all that you truly are. Peace comes with being honest, with yourself, with others, in your thoughts and your intentions. Peace comes with being thankful without condition or limitation. Peace is always there within you. Turn loose of the anger, frustration, worries, judgments and distractions, and that peace will begin to shine through. Peace is who you are when you are completely honest. Live from your authentic center, and you will live with peace. In peace there is great positive power. Let peace be, let it come through you.

Relax and allow this moment to come. Savor the richness of it as it passes through your experience. Then, just as peacefully as you let it in, let the moment go. And allow the next moment to flow freely into your life. There is nothing to be gained by fighting against perceived difficulties, or by running away from them. There is nothing to be gained by worrying that the things you value will be taken from you. Instead, enjoy, appreciate and make full use of your many treasures and blessings. By so doing, you’ll make it impossible for them to ever be taken from you. Welcome each new challenge as it appears. It is by moving through the challenges that you enrich yourself and the world around you. Let each unique moment flow freely through you, with whatever it may bring, and experience it fully, with passion, purpose, and positive expectation. Then let it go, while holding on to the richness it has added to your life.

Be at home where you are, wherever it might be. Be at peace with what is happening, no matter what it is. By all means change things for the better. Remember though, to begin with where you are. Instead of fighting against what is, put your energy into creating the best of what can be. Instead of denying or resenting what has been, put it to use in moving forward. Put yourself in your most powerful state by fully accepting the circumstances you’re in. Join in the flow of life’s massive abundance by seeing what is and letting it be. There is great goodness in this moment. Let go of judgment, let go of anxiety, and see that goodness. The power to do anything is present in this moment, in this place.

Sometimes the most powerful thing you can do is relax. Constantly worrying about being more effective is not what makes you more effective. What makes you more effective is living with authenticity. What makes you more effective is staying focused on a meaningful purpose. Give yourself the time and space to remember the best of who you are and what you truly care about. Give yourself the benefit of a peaceful, relaxed perspective. Much of what is urgent is not particularly important. Step back from the noisy, breathless confusion and fall gently into a feeling of real peace. Take time to breathe deeply and calmly, to experience, to wonder, to love, and to live. Take time to see the goodness, and to make a little more of it. Within you is the potential for healing, relaxing peace. Enjoy doing nothing, and you can enjoy doing anything. Enjoy having nothing, and you can enjoy whatever you have. Let go of it all, and you truly have it all. Let go of the need, and you experience the fulfillment. Be at peace with silence, and you’ll hear clearly the song of your own purpose. Allow yourself to be confused, and you’ll find yourself with new understanding. Let the moment that is, unfold as it will. With no need to control, you’ll have a positive, authentic and empowering influence. New possibilities flow toward you just as quickly as you fulfill those you already have. Real value comes just as much as you give it. This is the now that you have. It is as beautiful as you know it can be.

To continue reading this member-only content, please log in if you are a current subscriber/member, or if you’re not already a member, you can join today for an annual price of just $15 and get immediate access to the full text of this article and many others, plus additional member-only content such as downloadable audio programs and e-books. If you’re not ready to join right now, we invite you to look through our extensive archive of more than 6,000 shorter daily messages, which are fully available for everyone to read.

--Ralph Marston

More Monthly Motivators...