Today is the Blog4Peace blogblast.
I decided to share a lesson in peace that has meant much to me.
I am a practitioner of A Course in Miracles. My favorite lesson is Lesson 34: I could see peace instead of this. This lesson asks me to consider each thought that causes me stress, anxiety, or fear, and to tell myself I could see peace instead.
The first time I read that, I thought that was impossible. I was a fearful being, suffering from PTSD, and seeing everyone as out to get me. How on earth would I EVER see peace?
And yet, today I can see peace in many aspects of my life. And what’s more, because I have given myself that gift, I can also share it with others.
Now don’t get me wrong. I am well aware that I’m no Dalai Lama. I am FAR from perfect, and there are plenty of days that I DON’T see peace instead. But those days are far fewer than they used to be.
Just as happiness is an inside job, so is a peaceful heart. If you want to see a peaceful planet, the work must be done from within, not without. You can’t give what you ain’t got.
I found peace through practicing the lessons in A Course in Miracles. If you’re interested, the entire text of the book, including daily lessons, are online. There are plenty of other places where you can find a sense of peace. Another text that has been quite helpful for me is Eckhart Tolle’s The Power of Now.
Will you share with us what has helped you walk your path to peace?