Repeatedly doing the same thing gets us the same results. When we make a shift in our views and our approaches, everything and everyone around us will be touched by that shift and have a new experience or opportunity as a result. These weekly affirmations and tips provide you with a chance to try on a new idea or approach. They are invitations for you and those in your life to experience more profound respect and caring in your relationships.
I cultivate peacefulness within myself.
I slow down, taking time to cultivate a sense of peace and calm within myself. I aspire to carry this peacefulness with me throughout the day and radiate peace in all my experiences. My interactions are guided by my peacefulness and my relationships become relaxed and natural. At times, I may feel invited to conflict or triggered by the words or actions of others. However, I pause and remain in a state of peacefulness. From a place of inner calm, I am able to clearly perceive what is happening in the moment. I respond with intuition and wisdom. Free from quick judgments, I am able to be open, kind, calm, patient, present, and inspired in the way I relate to others and my own experiences.
Tip: Consider when you feel most at peace, and consciously choose to have that experience every day. Find ways to permeate yourself with the feeling of peace. Practicing peace and fully experiencing it will allow you to develop the capacity to access that peace during times of stress. If you feel peaceful in nature, try to take time each day to be outdoors, whether in your back yard or on a walk in the park. While in nature, focus on the feeling of peace and fully experience it.
You might explore music and observe what kind of music brings you to a state of peacefulness and calm. Take time to play that type of music at least once during the day. Consider trying guided meditations on YouTube or beginning a practice of mindfulness meditation to cultivate peacefulness within yourself. Prioritize taking breaks each day to quiet and clear your mind, release tension, and breathe deeply. Know that by developing peace, you are not only helping all of your relationships, but you are increasing your own experience of wellbeing and health.
©2019 Laura Aube
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Laura Aube, LPC, ATR-BC, Certified Imago Therapist
Phone: (816) 359-1885
Address: 207 South Washington Street, Raymore, MO 64083
Laura Aube is a licensed Counselor in the State of Missouri. She has advanced training as a Certified Imago Relationship Therapist, as well as a fully-credentialed Art Therapist. Laura has twenty-five years of experience as a therapist and specialized expertise in grief, trauma, couples, and family therapy.