A Peaceful Spirit is One
             that is in Harmony with
               Itself and the World.

   Peacefulness is an inner state of serenity that we
would all like to experience more of.  This inner state
begins with peaceful language.  Instead of words of
anger, anxiety, and hate, we can consciously choose
to dwell on words of love, comfort, and peace.

   Using  the following quotes and affirmations will
help bring about peaceful thoughts and feelings. Let's
daily visualize ourselves being filled with peace.


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Peace Quotes:

Live in the moment.  If you dwell on the past or future,
   you'll miss what's wonderful today!

Thou wilt keep him in Perfect Peace, whose mind
   is stayed on Thee.
                                      - Isaiah 26:3

I can have peace of mind only when I forgive rather
   than judge.
                                         -Jerry Jampolsky
Always choose the path that brings you more peace.   


How can I bring more peace into my life today?
Peaceful Affirmations:

 There is no stress in the present moment.

 There is only peace and happiness.

 I gently bring my mind back to the present.

 I enjoy the beauty and peace of this moment.

Following is an excerpt from the lovely book,
              "Peace is Every Step - 
The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life"

Breathing - Smiling - Present Moment Exercise

"In our society, it is a great fortune to breathe 
consciously from time to time.

          Breathing in, I calm my body.
          Breathing out, I smile.
          Dwelling in the present moment,
          I know this is a wonderful moment!

     Breathing in, I calm my body.  Reciting this line
is like drinking a cool lemonade on a hot day - you
can feel the coolness permeate your body. When
I recite this line, I actually feel my breath calming
my mind and body.

     Breathing out, I smile. You know a smile can
relax hundreds of muscles in your face.  Wearing
a smile on your face is a sign that you are master
of yourself.

    Dwelling in the present moment.  While I sit
here, I don't think of anything else, and I know
exactly where I am. 

    I know this is a wonderful moment. It is a joy
to sit, and return to our breathing, our smiling, our
true nature.  Our appointment with life is in the
present moment. 

    If we do not have peace and joy right now,
when will we have peace and joy - tomorrow, or after
tomorrow? What is preventing us from being happy
right now? 

    As we follow our breathing, we can simply say, 
Breathing, Smiling, Present Moment, Wonderful 

    Practicing mindfulness in each moment of our daily
lives, we can cultivate our own peace internally and in
the world."
                               - Thich Nhat Hanh
                                      Zen Master and Poet

     He was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in
1967 by Martin Luther King, Jr., and is author of
several excellent books. He teaches peace, compassion,
love, and understanding.

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Have a terrific day!

Best wishes,

Barbara Jean Olson

Copyright © 2003 by Barbara Jean Olson

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