Connecting to Your Inner Peace

Sometimes we just need to be reminded….

An insightful message about staying centered in our inner peace.

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Which One Are We?

Passing along something to ponder….

An adapted quote from Notes from the Universe.

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Houston, We Have a Problem! – Step 5

A 5 Step plan that I can do to help dismantle the fear based thinking that dominates our planet.Now that I have completed steps 1-4 of Houston’s 5 Step Plan to help redirect our planet’s course from one fueled by fear to one fueled by love, I’m ready for the final step.

Step 1 – I must take full responsibility for my part in this problem.

Step 2 – I need to examine my beliefs and see which ones are leaking fear.

Step 3 – I must apologize for my words and actions and repair relationships, where possible. 

Step 4 – It is essential that I release all the guilt and blame and forgive myself and others.

Step 5 – I can change my behavior by changing my beliefs and understanding.

My beliefs and understanding about myself, others, our world, and even God, dictate my words and actions.  Consequently, when I mis-believe and misunderstand, then I misbehave. If I choose to continue to believe that we are all separate from one another and that there are not enough resources to go around, then fear, in all its forms, is what I will experience and continue to project out into the world, contributing to the chaos and insanity.  Since I no longer choose do this, then I will need to change my beliefs and understanding to promote love instead of fear.  And so…. I choose to believe in the good in others, to believe there is enough for everyone, to believe in our oneness, and to believe that we can all learn to live in peace.  I choose to see others with eyes of love, and offer understanding and compassion, instead of judgment, criticism, and blame. I choose to change what I read, listen to, and watch so that I am no longer feeding the fear based thinking. I choose to no longer support organizations or participate in situations or conversations that contribute to this “us-against-them” mentality.  I choose to share and give and I choose to be the change I want to see in the world.

 

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Houston, We Have a Problem! – Step 4

A 5 Step plan that I can do to help dismantle the fear based thinking that dominates our planet.

Now that I have completed the first 3 Steps of Houston’s 5 Step Plan to help redirect our planet’s course from one fueled by fear to one fueled by love, I’m ready for Step 4.

Step 1 – I must take full responsibility for my part in this problem.

Step 2 – I need to examine my beliefs and see which ones are leaking fear.

Step 3 – I must apologize for my words and actions and repair relationships, where possible. 

Step 4 – It is essential that I release all the guilt and blame and forgive myself and others.

Guilt and blame feed on fear and are toxic to my thinking and behavior and so I let them go.   Forgiveness helps to clear away the debris from the guilt and blame, and so I forgive myself for every unloving belief, thought, word and action I have ever had, said, and done.  I know that these came from a place of fear, a place where I am wounded, and a place of misunderstanding about who I really I am.  I also forgive everyone for every hurtful and harmful thing I believe they have done, knowing that they, too, have forgotten who they really, were wounded and afraid.

We’re almost home….stayed tuned for Step 5.

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Houston, We Have a Problem! – Step 3

A 5 Step plan that I can do to help dismantle the fear based thinking that dominates our planet.Now that I have completed Steps 1 and 2 of Houston’s 5 Step Plan to help redirect our planet’s course from one fueled by fear to one fueled by love, I’m ready for Step 3.

Step 1 – I must take full responsibility for my part in this problem.

Step 2 – I need to examine my beliefs and see which ones are leaking fear.

Step 3 – I must apologize for my words and actions and repair relationships, where possible. 

In taking an inventory of my words and actions, I have discovered numerous malfunctions, due to my fear based thinking, which need to be addressed and corrected.  I admit, I have judged, compared, blamed, criticized, and sought to find fault in others.  I have lied, deceived, and withheld from others. I have tried to control, intimidate, change, fix, and manipulate others. I have been untrue to myself and have gone along with the crowd thinking, even when I knew it wasn’t right.  I have been inconsiderate, greedy and selfish.  I have been unkind and unfriendly. I have gossiped, been defensive, argumentative, domineering, and spiteful.  I have used others to try to boost my self-esteem. I have people-pleased, enabled, and projected my fears onto others. I have been cynical, sarcastic, and pessimistic. I have been self-righteous and taken pleasure in seeing some people suffer the consequences of their behavior. I have been drawn to “trauma drama” and have been entertained by fear, anger, hate, and violence through books, movies, and TV shows.  I have used products that are not ethically made.

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Houston, We Have a Problem! – Step 2

A 5 Step plan that I can do to help dismantle the fear based thinking that dominates our planet.Now that I have completed Step 1 of Houston’s 5 Step Plan to help redirect our planet’s course from one fueled by fear to one fueled by love, I’m ready for Step 2.

Step 1

I must take full responsibility for my part in this problem.

Step 2

I need to examine my beliefs and see which ones are leaking fear.

Because every thought, word, and action is motivated by a belief, let me examine what I really believe. Do I believe “others” are separate, different, evil, sinful, and guilty and therefore, a threat to my safety, way of life, peace, and happiness?  Or do I believe we are all one, all good, all innocent at our core, and all just wanting peace and happiness?  Do I believe there are enough resources to meet everyone’s needs and it is possible to share and live harmoniously as one human race? Or do I believe there can only be the “have a lots” and “have nots” and we are doomed to be prodigal children living like members of street gangs, segregating, controlling, intimidating, defending, fighting, retaliating, and killing just to protect ourselves and get our needs met?  Are we stronger together or stronger against each other?

Now, which of my beliefs are contributing to the fear based thinking of our world today? Which beliefs are mostly likely to bring peace?  Which beliefs do I need to keep, which ones do I need to change, and which ones to I need to eliminate?

 

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Houston, We Have a Problem!

A 5 Step plan that I can do to help dismantle the fear based thinking that dominates our planet.Fear is flooding our planet. It is disabling relationships, and shutting down our minds and hearts to love. If we continue on this fear fueled trajectory, we will self-destruct.   We need help!  Being just one person in over 7 billion on this planet with no political power, no money, no notoriety, no solutions, what (in addition to prayer) can I do to help correct our course?

Actually, after some mindful consideration, Houston came up with a 5 step plan.  Because they are to be done one at a time, Houston, in its wisdom, will give me just one step at a time.

Step 1 – I must take responsibility for my part in this problem. 

No one person, group, race, country, religion, nationality, sex, political party, or government is responsible for the fear that inundating our planet. And therefore, I cannot stand by and hope some person, group, race, country, religion, nationality, sex, political party or government will fix it. I have played a part in the breakdown of love, and so I need to be a part in the restoring of it.  And so, let me begin…. I take full responsibility for my part, for everything I have ever believed, thought, said or done that has contributed, in any way, to the fear based thinking that is flooding our world.

Stayed tuned tomorrow for Step 2.

 

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Everything I Needed

Passing along a positive thought for the day….

An inspiration quote about having all of our needs met.

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Losing Ground

A Little Something to Think About….

Chinese proverb: He who throws dirt is losing ground.

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Being Open

Think on this….

Inspirational quote about being open to infinite possibilities.

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