It seems like a million years ago that I was introduced to A Course in Miracles. That book got me through some really tough times, and though I haven’t actively studied it in years, a few lessons stuck with me and I continue to use them in my daily life.
One of those lessons is this:
I could see peace instead of this.
I apply this nugget of wisdom whenever I’m stressed out or life seems hectic and drama-filled. It is a gentle reminder that there is always a different way of looking at things, and that my own peace of mind is paramount to my health and well being.
I’ve used this so much that it becomes automatic, and today my mind instantly kicks into “peace mode” when faced with stress of any kind.
Life’s too short to get all wound up about stuff. My own peace is too important to let it be stolen by the idiocy of others. This doesn’t mean I’m a push over…. not by any means. It does mean I rarely act impulsively, and because of that I can take time to calculate my responses and determine which actions are most likely to get me what I want.
Try it the next time you’re super stressed and about to snap.
Close your eyes, take a deep breath and say “I could see peace instead of this.” You don’t have to actively try to see peace, or anything different at all. Just remind myself that you “could” see things differently, and in time you’ll notice that you approach the world in a much calmer and more in-control way, and that life smooths out and takes the road toward your desires.
Want to know more about A Course in Miracles?
Check out their website: https://acim.org/index.html
Here’s the link to this specific lesson: https://acim.org/Lessons/lesson.html?lesson=34
If you want to get the course you can order through their site or on Amazon.
Have a peaceful day.