I’ve always liked the poem by Lao Tsu on creating world peace. It helps me remember to focus on creating peace within me in order to create more peace elsewhere.
If there is to be peace in the world,
There must be peace in the nations.
If there is to be peace in the nations,
There must be peace in the cities.
If there is to be peace in the cities,
There must be peace between neighbors.
If there is to be peace between neighbors,
There must be peace in the home.
If there is to be peace in the home,
There must be peace in the heart.
How can we create peace in our lives, our homes, our work, let alone our world, if we are not at peace?
Next time you find yourself caught up in a power conflict, ego attachment, or judgement of others, tune in to yourself. See what is not at peace there. Breathe into your inner turmoil and work there.
To help you shift through a stress or worry, here’s a simple question you can ask yourself- “What would Love do now?”
Give yourself some time and quiet to see what answer emerges.
As you learn to bring yourself back to greater peace, harmony, balance, composure, you’ll be able to share that energy, that balance, that peace with others.
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Linda J. Ferguson, Ph.D. is an Author, Speaker, Coach supporting spiritually connected people to move through their challenges and stresses more quickly so that they can create greater harmony and balance in their life.