Is Inner Peace Really Attainable?

Do you ever look at your calendar, and wish that your schedule would just go away? Are you finding yourself so caught up in the busyness of life, that you can’t “get to” the things you really want to do? If you answered yes to either of those questions, keep reading.

A few years ago, I took a few moments, and thought, if I keep doing what I’m doing, my life will look the same in ten years time.

YIKES!!! Don’t read too much into that statement, my life wasn’t bad, it just wasn’t what I thought it would look like.
Have you ever felt that way? Whether we are raising a family, or in the middle of our career, (sometimes even towards the start of it), we can stop and say,“This isn’t what I had envisioned.”

So, now what?

The calendar is full, and you can’t squeeze another thing on it. STOP Close your eyes, take a deep breath, and just breathe for a few minutes. I’ll join you. Now, wouldn’t you like to do more of what you want to do? Who schedules your calendar? Oh, I know, it gets filled with “I have to’s”.

Inner Peace Begins with a Shift in Your Mindset

hiking and inner peaceA couple of months ago, I began scheduling time to take a hike, either every week, or every other. My responsibilities haven’t changed. My thinking, knowing, being did. My knowing, that said, there IS enough time to hike. And there is. It is that simple. And, I have more inner peace.

So, now, when something comes up, and I have to schedule something on my calendar, I decide, is it really necessary, or just a sense of obligation. If I schedule it, will I loose my inner sense of peace? My hiking time is already allocated, so that time is not available. I take a breath, and then decide.

I’ve learned, and so can you, there is a lot out there, that are options. Just because you are asked to lunch, doesn’t mean you have to go. Will going serve you in moving closer to the life you want? I know, Deanna, that’s harsh. Is it really?

Be strategic with your time, make every day count. Sure, lunch might be enjoyable with that friend. By going, you’ve filled space on your calendar, that now has no blank space, impeding your sense of peace. For lunch. Is it worth it? Only you can decide and make that decision.

Your Inner Peace Increases with Decisions
that Serve Your Goals

As you begin to make the decisions with your calendar, that serve you, in your quest for a more peaceful life, it will get easier. Your desire to wish your calendar to go away, will lesson. Truly.

So, how does this look with Strength, Dignity, and Grace?

  • Strength: Know what is important, and know that you can have it, with the right choices.
  • Dignity: Don’t play victim here, don’t blame, do take responsibility and control of your calendar.
  • Grace: Be generous with forgiveness with yourself and where you are currently, and be grace filled for others as you move into what you want your life to look like and the change that occurs as a result of your decision.

I’d love to know how you find inner peace…please share your thoughts.

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