Peace …. is a Natural Mind State

This is a re-blog as a reminder for myself the morning. Peace is natural, unless you are on medication that wires the mind and body, and makes it difficult to sleep. More to come on how I find peace of mind while on prednisone for my allergies!

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This is one of my favorite quotes about inner peace from Dr Thynn Thynn . Every time I read it or share it, it makes me see how simple peace of mind can be if we only learn how to access it.

“Peace is a natural mind-state in every one of us. Peace has been there since the day we were born and is going to be there until the day we die. It is our greatest gift; so why do we think we have no peace of mind?

Experiencing peace is like looking at our hands. Usually we see only the fingers – not the spaces in between them.

In a similar manner, when we look at the mind, we are aware of the active states, such as our running thoughts and the one thousand and one feelings that are associated with them, but we tend  to overlook the intervals of peace between them.”

open hand

When we come to realize that peace of mind is already within us, our journey changes from searching for it, to one of letting go and being present. By letting go of what our thoughts are caught up with, and coming into the present moment, we connect to our inner being.

This is the secret place where peace resides.

I love the idea of shedding and revealing rather than striving for.

If you have a minute or two, why not slow down and join me here in a moment of  mindfulness.

Take a moment to notice your hands and the spaces in between your fingers.

Close your eyes and now picture the space between each finger.

Allow your hands to soften.

Notice the warmth in your palms.

Let your hands rest on your thighs with the palms up.

Allow your breath to soften and lengthen.

Breathe ….

Relax your jaw and forehead.

Breathing gently ….

Notice the calm in between the thoughts that come up.

Remember that this is always within you. Its up to you how you choose to access it and bring it into your everyday life.

42 responses to “Peace …. is a Natural Mind State

  1. It does seem that we’re always searching for something outside of ourselves, like peace, when if we’d just, as you say, “let go,” we’d discover we already have it. Very nice, short meditation and a great post. Thank you.

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  2. I am so glad I discovered this post, Val. The “…idea of shedding and revealing rather than striving for” is a beautiful reminder, and the hand meditation is superb. You write in a lovely, effective sharing style, and I thank you for this post.

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