Living peaceful in a turbulent world means taking responsibility for our own reactions to stressful or difficult situations or events.
As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I teach clients that we cannot control other people or what happens in life at times, but we can always choose how we react.
During this stressful time where anger and violence sweeps across our nation, remember that you have choices. You can either join in the anger, draining your own personal energy, or you can choose the path of peace to counteract the negativity.
Remember that each day we are given the gift of life. We can choose to use our energy in a way that either creates peace, or contributes to anger or violence.
You when feel drawn or pulled into violent new stories or situations, take a breath. Breath deeply and make the choice to live in peace. If you can redirect your energy, you can live a life of balance.
Today take one step to bring more peace into your life:
Learn a breathing technique
Take three minutes to sit quietly
Smile at someone
Sometimes the smallest or simplest act, can bring about the biggest changes.