Day 10 - peace is an inside job
May Peace be your gift at Christmas and your blessing all the year through.
Peace, like happiness is an inside job. It’s about us. You and me and what is going inside our heads, inside our hearts. You can’t buy or achieve serenity and peace of mind. No matter what is happening there is always the option to pause and choose peace.
Set peace of mine as your highest goal, and organize your life around it.
Circumstances affect our mental state, but they don’t have to control it, not if we make choices for our well being. It’s not easy when we’re going through tough times, but there are countless things we can choose to create peace of mind. Sometimes it is as simple as taking a walk. Other times it’s good to focus on what you appreciate about the people and things in your life. Gratitude works.
Sometimes peace can be a matter of letting go and letting God taking care of our problems. Sometimes it is a matter of taking a deep breath and saying a prayer.
The important thing is to do something every day, no matter how tiny, to create inner peace. Peace is a choice. Choose love and peace will follow. Choose peace and love will follow.
Christmas is not a time or a season but a state of mind. To cherish peace and good will, to be plenteious in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.