"Each one has to find his peace from within. And for peace to be real must be unaffected by outside circumstances," - Mahatma Gandhi
This quote expresses what I have been experiencing over the past month. I have been trying to find a way to express it in words and this quote sums it up. Over the past month I have noticed spontaneous brief episodes where I feel content with my life. The thought that goes along with the feeling is, "Everything is as it should be." This does not mean my life is perfect or that I don't experience distress brought on by outside circumstances. We all struggle with difficult times. I have been making an effort to increase these moments throughout every day. I stop what I am doing or thinking about and relax my body and mind by focusing on a word such as peace, contentment, happiness.
Over the next month, try to increase your peace from within. At least twice a day stop what you are doing and focus one or two of the words I mentioned. You might think of others which bring a sense of peace to you. Do this exercise without judging yourself or outside circumstances.
Give it a try.
"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are." -Theodore Roosevelt