Finding Peace

When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.  Jimi Hendrix (1942-1970), American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter.

It feels as though our nation and our world are in unprecedented turmoil. The power of love is definitely not overcoming the love of power as Hendrix was suggesting. As much as I believe in being an informed advocate for what we believe, taking a breather from it all is valuable as well.

Take a moment and consider the swan. Her life may not be as peaceful as this photo from my local park portrays, but the image gives us a focal point on which to rest our minds and our hearts. Now, if only for a few seconds, take a deep breath and just BE.

Affirmation: I am at peace.

Coaching questions: What helps you keep peace within yourself? If you feel harried, what is one thing can you do to feel more peaceful?

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3 thoughts on “Finding Peace

  1. We cannot change anyone but ourselves. If we want peace, we must begin by making peace within ourselves, and then go about being peacemakers wherever else we are able. Making peace may require compromise, flexibility and letting go of anger or self-righteousness. It may require humility and acceptance of conditions or ideas which make us uncomfortable. But the desire to live with a peaceful heart can be achieved through the sheer power of love, for ourselves and for our fellow man.

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