I actually sat down on the couch to read and ended up perusing YouTube on my Kindle Fire. I am always looking for ways to expand my peace so I started to watch this video from Robert Smith. For almost an hour, he is talking about the dynamics of how the unconscious mind comes into play with our “issues” and why FasterEFT is so effective. It was pretty interesting and then the real emotional stuff started. I have linked directly to the part where he is tapping with someone. It runs about 10 minutes and I bet, if you watch and tap along, you will feel some movement too. Didn’t know that the inner kid in me needed some attention, but wow. *sniff, sniff* I feel lighter, like I have released something and moved forward. If you haven’t experienced FasterEFT before, you can find out more about the process on YouTube.
My husband send me a link to this comic today and, as law of attraction would have it, the subject matter is what I have been seriously focusing on as of late.
A fight is going on inside of me.
It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves.
One is evil. He is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority …. and ego.
The other is good. He is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion …. and faith.
The same fight is going on inside you.
And inside every other person, too.
Which wolf will win?
The one you feed.
When the contrast gets greater, the desire gets greater too, and that’s what miracles are from. A miracle is nothing more than a terrible situation that has caused strong desire and then somehow an alignment of Energy with the desire. Every day life creativity, that’s all that it is.
Peace, to me, means a place where I can feel the calm a midst the raging seas. The place within me that is filled with love without a drop of worry about anything or for anyone. A feeling that everything is exactly as it should be and that everything will be okay, even if I can’t see how that will happen.
I’ve been dabbling, inconsistently, with various ways to find my peace over several years. For me, it takes a lot of intentional practice to be in a steady state of peace. Once I reach a comfortable level of peace, I relax my practice and don’t notice the slow slide back down to dis-ease until it feels dramatically bad.
As I am getting older, my patience with this process is waning dramatically. I want peace in my life NOW and want it to stay. The one thing I have learned so far, on this journey, is that my peace has to come from within me. I can’t want outside circumstances to conform to my definition of what peace is. Well, I can want that, but trying to change what or how anyone else is, is a recipe for failure on my peace front. I need to allow my peace, no matter what is going on around me. It can be done. I’ve done it before. And I will do it again.
Meditation, exercise, eft and being outside in nature help me into to a peaceful place. I just need to get more into a habit of doing these things. The month of December, I am really going to make the effort with the meditation and the exercise. I tap (EFT) when I remember and it does make a pretty immediate difference in my level of agitation. I may try nature too, depending on how nice winter is here this year. Me and cold don’t get along very well.
This is all a journey. I know that it may take a while to cultivate a consistent peaceful mentality. I also know that life will challenge me on a regular basis. It is my ability to return to my peaceful loving understanding of the bigger picture that I am eagerly looking forward to.