This is a re-blog and a reminder for myself the morning. Peace is within us all. Take time to meditate today.


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.

46 comments on “Peace is a Natural Mind State

  1. Great stuff Val.


  2. Oh this is lovely, Val. Yes, Peace is found in the NOW. And it always has been. (((HUGS))) Amy


  3. Sigh… so lovely. I can feel myself relaxing…


  4. 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.


  5. Love this, Val. So helpful. Thank you!


  6. 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.


  7. my mind is pondering
    whether it is
    natural or not 🙂

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  8. Shredding inner negative and unwanted thoughts, allows for a personal peaceful world and calm demeanor. So important is to seek peace within.This is a powerful posting.

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  9. Beautiful meditation, Val! Peace is here 🙂

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  10. Libido

    Reblogged this on Libido and commented:
    Lovely post. Breathe…


  11. Lovely Val. Thank you. I could not edit my post form my phone, but I added this link as a comment on my peace exercise at

    Also sharing on flipboard, etc. 🙂

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  12. What a great analogy to bring it into perspective! Love it and thank you!

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  13. In the silent spaces between thoughts, we find ourselves waiting.

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  14. The beautiful peace
    Found in the empty spaces
    Fills my heart with love
    I started to write my response, Val, and it turned into a Haiku!
    Many blessings…and thank you for this reminder ❤

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  15. The space between…of course ! It seems so simple, but how we struggle to find it. Thanks, Val. A poignant and beautiful exercise.

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  16. This is beautiful, Val. Thank you for re-blogging it. xo

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  17. Wow, no words. This is just perfect. Thank you for sharing! ♥

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  18. abetterlifenz

    Great post. Love the concept that peace has always been with us since the day we were born. We just get programmed to ignore it.

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  19. Thank you for this reminder, Val. Very useful.
    Wish you will feel better very soon, send you healing thoughts ❤

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  20. Good exercise. Similar to Eckhard Tolle asking us to feel the energy in our hands. Perfect presence!

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  21. Excellent, may we all find that space, ‘Inbetween’ 🙂 ❤

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  22. Hi Val,

    wonderful post. I believe in peace,and the peace is what we all strive for.Thank you for this calm energy

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  23. This was so beautiful to read. Thank you. Namaste

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