Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Being Peaceful is a Decision

"The will of God is peace....When we know peace, we become peaceful." - Ernest Holmes

Creating peace in our lives is a decision.  Our self-will and the need to control situations, people and things around us are roadblocks to being peaceful.  Our anxieties will leave us, if we choose to rely on Spirit to guide our lives.

Most of us have heard the expression, "Do you want to be right, or do you want to be happy?"  What we think is right may or may not be the best thing in any given situation.   If we are consumed with the need to be right, to the point of forcing a solution, chances are we are not at peace.  Recent studies have shown that it is much better for our overall health and well-being if we are able to make the choice for peace, rather than inner- or outer- struggle.

Having to have things our way causes a lot of stress, and we are the recipients of that stress.  Instead, we can be at peace every moment we breathe, if that is what we desire and choose.  We can be blessed with good health, emotional well-being and peace every time we remember that we can turn to a loving Spirit for guidance and support.