“Nothing can bring you peace but yourself. Nothing can bring you peace but the triumph of principles.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
There is a lot in life that can make us feel uncertain. One thing I know for sure is that even when we make plans on how we wish to live our lives, other events over which we have no control, can/do happen to unravel our well placed plans. To live is to experience a measure of uncertainty. How do we overcome uncertainty? If we could own one quality/virtue we don’t currently have, what would it be? What could we do to make time for moments that feed our passions more often?
In case you’re wondering, I am combining three prompts (two from #Trust30 & one from WP DailyPost) that bring me back to one important quality that is imperative to anything else we do, want or imagine — To Be at Peace with Yourself. Peace within is imperative to accomplishing our goals and dreams.
#Trust30 is an online initiative and 30-day writing challenge. The #Trust30 Prompt: Write down a major life goal you have yet to achieve or even begin to take action on. For each goal, write down three uncertainties (read: fears) you have relating to each goal. Break it down further, and write down three reasons for each uncertainty. When you have three reasons for your fear, you’ll be able to start processing the change because you know where the fear stems from. Now you’ll be able to make a smaller changes that push you towards your larger goal. So begins the process of “trusting yourself.”
Every goal, dream, desire, fear, joy, or passion we have begins with an inner prompting that then guides our hearts and minds to purposefully plan a course of action or not. Responding to the inner prompt requires trust … and peace. Trusting our own inner guidance and acting on it comes from being at peace with our decision.
Unless we are at peace or operate from a place of peace, we get pulled in many directions by the multitude of voices; ours and others, that tell us to do this and that… Then, before we know it, our plans are derailed and off we go in another direction. If there is a quality we should own, I would reach for peace and then all the other virtues. When we think about the focus we place on things that matter to us, there is a knowing, an inner peace that resonates… What is that sensation like for you? What trips up your peace?
“The world belongs to the energetic.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
#Trust30 is an online initiative and 30-day writing challenge. The #Trust30 Prompt:Think of an instance when you’ve been so involved in an activity that you’ve lost track of time, and then identity the passions and energies you were feeding. Who was there with you? What were you doing? What will you do to make time for moments like that one more often?
Whenever I am doing the things I enjoy passionately; yoga, dance, reading, creative and spiritual practices, I enter a place of remarkable energy flow and calm; what some call the zone. This place is peaceful, energetic and centered. A ton of activity might be going on around us when we enter the zone yet we are alert and not ruffled or distracted as at other times. A lot gets accomplished from that center of peace for all of us. Yet, we don’t visit it as often as we’d like to. What stops us?
Aside from our daily demands in the world, we have to deal with others expectations of us and our own actions. As much as we’d love to stay centered by our passions and tap into the infinite energy source that is there for us, we do get distracted by other desires. Unless we have the understanding and peace within to stay focused on the present and on our tasks, other things will throw us off… To myself and others, I’d say: Be at Peace with yourself…. and let the rest follow. What are your thoughts? What quality/virtue would you like to own? Do you imagine your goals from a place of peace within? How do you know when you are on the right track? Do share! Thank you. 😉
This post was inspired by three prompts from RalphWaldoEmerson.me: Write down a major life goal you have yet to achieve or even begin to take action on. For each goal, write down three uncertainties (read: fears) you have relating to each goal… write down three reasons for each uncertainty. So begins the process of “trusting yourself.”| WP Daily Post: If you could own one thing you don’t currently have, what would it be? | and RalphWaldoEmerson.me: Think of an instance when you’ve been so involved in an activity that you’ve lost track of time, and then identity the passions and energies you were feeding. Who was there with you? What were you doing? What will you do to make time for moments like that one more often?
Positive Motivation Tip: Seek Inner Peace… What you believe, dream, imagine you become… when you focus and listen to your inner promptings.
- Reflections: Wherever We Go, There We Are (eof737.wordpress.com)
- A major life goal and the fear surrounding it #trust30 (miriamgomberg.wordpress.com)
- Overcoming Uncertainty – Day 29 (storiesofstuff.com)