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.

20 comments on “Peace is a Natural Mind State

  1. Yes,and what a great reminder this is

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  2. Thank you for the peaceful awakening this morning. ❤

    Love this — "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."

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  3. Anonymous

    John 14:27 27 “I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.

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  4. I tend to focus on the space between the clouds . . . but the space between fingers would work better at night. 😀

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  5. Always a great and beautiful reminder!

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  6. Love this, Val! ❤

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  7. Thank you for writing this. This is beautifully written and wonderfully done.

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  8. A perfect pause for feeling peace within Val. 🙏🏻✨

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  9. This reminds me that the most enriching moments are when I ‘surrender to the void,’ as John Lennon wrote in Tomorrow Never Knows. It truly is. That’s the space between the fingers. Thanks for the reminder, Val. ❤


  10. Well, Val…I’ve been working on a post on inner peace. My journey these last few months has provided many experiences to remind me. Thank you for this lovely piece. 🙏🏻❤️

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  11. pyonchek

    Thank you, Val – what a perfect reminder – so needed for myself today!

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  12. Peace leads to a long term happy attitude..

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