Now more than ever we need peace in our hearts to make peace in our world. Our internal emotional weather impacts our communities and ultimately the world. We have a challenge and a job to do to maintain our inner calm in order to support outer calm. There are several ways to do this. The most effective is to focus on ourselves and our own needs first. When we feel desperate and like our needs are not met we are not peaceful.
This impacts those around us negatively. When we put ourselves first and ensure that our needs are met we bring our internal emotional weather into stasis. Then we are better equipped to help those around us do the same. It is not selfish to put ourselves first. It is actually the best way to serve those around us. We cannot fully love, support and appreciate other people until we have done the same for ourselves. No one can take care of our needs better than we can.
Peace is not something that just happens one day by some happy accident. Peace grows in each of us, and the more we nurture and feed it with our own joy, the bigger it grows. Our own inner peace connects to the inner peace in those around us and becomes a network as we reach out. These networks of peace begin in families and reach out to neighborhoods, communities, towns, states, countries and the world. We have peace now in our hearts. It is time to reach out and connect to your own network, raising the vibration of your own community, spreading peace like wildfire, burning away the old world. Shine your light, step out from behind the fear that others will see who you truly are. You are the light of the world, and peace truly begins with you.
Whenever something terrible happens, breaking our hearts all over again, I am reminded that creating peace in our hearts is what we can do to help. We cannot take away anyone’s pain, but we can heal our own, and help others do the same.
I expanded on this topic on my radio, Kindred Spirits on 12radio.com.
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