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Monday, December 31, 2018

Peace of Mind...

Hey there! How are you doing today? I pray, I pray that you are having the most beautiful day.

Have I ever told you that I was the most angry, anxious, depressed person I had ever met?

It's true! I was pretty much an emotional wreck the first half of my life, I was even very suicidal.

Have I ever told you that right now, the majority of the time I feel like the happiest person in the world?

When I was younger, I really believed anger was necessary. If you would have told me that anger was unnecessary, and that I could, and would, live without it, there is no way I would have believed you.

If you would have told me that I could relieve my own anxiety there is no way I would have believed you. I really believed that my anxiety came from somewhere besides me, from external events.

If you would have told me that I could, and would eliminate my depression, I could not and would not believe you.

The opposite of anger, anxiety, and depression is peace of mind.

Peace of mind feels like calm, confidence, safety, and security.

The most powerful thing I have learned, and that has helped me overcome my crazy emotional world is some how, some way, I discovered that I had the authority, power, and responsibility to govern my life and find peace.

Peace first came often, and quickly when I would get down on my knees and ask God for it.  It also came on Sundays when I would attend church. Although I had glimpses of relief, it wasn't enough.

Finally, nearly twenty years ago I began to meditate and quiet my mind. This allowed me to practice a calm, relaxed state on a regular basis. Now, the peace of mind I have is nearly permanent.

Many people are opposed to quieting their mind because they just don't believe they can do it, and I get that! I didn't either because my negative emotions were practiced into a nearly permanent state. When I did begin to practice the calm quieting of my mind it felt so good to me I kept it up.

If you'd like some peace of mind, I'd give sitting for five minutes and quieting your mind a go.

Try this...

Click on this link here and focus on the sounds. It's a five minute YouTube video I made for a friend whom needed to learn to quiet his mind.

Try it for thirty days, same time everyday. Find a quiet uninterrupted space where you can sit comfortably, close your eyes, and just listen to the sounds. If you do, you will begin the journey of a peaceful mind, and it just may be the beginning of you letting go of all of your anger, anxiety, and depression because you have discovered a way to find relief.

That's all I got... a prayer for you to find relief with peace of mind.

Enjoy your day...

Take care...

and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Elizabeth