Thursday, June 24, 2010
I thought peace pertained only to political issues such as war and peace and peace treaties. I learned in therapy that peace is also a state of mind. There is a physiological connection between the mind and the body. Peace is achievable from within. You can tap into that peace at any time by breathing deep.
One way to relax is to concentrate on breathing. Deep breathing allows calmness to enter the body. Breathe in, hold to the count of four, breathe out to the count of four, inhale, hold, exhale, take it all in, let it all out. With every concentrated breath, you can experience peace of mind.
Try repeating affirmations as you breathe: ‘I am submerged in peace. I am immersed in peace. There is nothing but peace.’
Ralph Waldo Emerson said: “Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.”
(The dove: a symbol of peace and love, by Lynn C. Tolson, watercolor/mixed media)