Where Peace Lives
If you want to be a voice for peace in the world, begin by making peace a permanent condition of your own life. Your higher self knows the way, and all it takes is awareness and a determination to listen to the calling of love, forgiveness, and kindness as you move through your days. Here are a few ideas to think about:
- You must offer peace to have it. Think of yourself as a peaceful person. Watch out for your ego’s inclination to take offense and ramp up confrontation and disturbance in the lives of others. Try saying, “You are really having a rough day,” to a harried clerk, rather than, “I’ve been waiting for fifteen minutes already.” Let your loving presence, not your ego, guide your words and actions.
- Remember that grievances bring turmoil while communication brings peace. You can shed grievances by letting go of your own self-absorption and practicing forgiveness. If you are angry toward someone in your life, work at communicating with that person. A few moments of discussion and forgiveness can send the turmoil away and weaken the influence of your anxiety-loving ego.
- Give yourself the gift of a silent retreat every day. Even if it is only for a few moments, experience this key to higher awareness. Shut down the inner dialogue and see the difference between the constant chatter and the bliss of your silent connection to the Universe. This is the surest way to ease control away from ego and move into the inner vision of peace that is your birthright.
- Remind yourself that the greatest technique for bringing peace into your life is to always choose being kind when you have a choice between being right or being kind. This is the single most effective method I know for having a sense of peace. And you have that choice in all your interactions.
When your higher self is present, it always promotes peace. If you have a question about whether it is your ego or your higher self speaking, the answer becomes obvious when you ask yourself, “Will this bring peace or turmoil to my life?” Peace is not found in being right or being hurt or being angry. By all means, work toward righting the wrongs you perceive, but do it with an understanding that an angry heart keeps you from knowing God on the path of your sacred quest. Peace will come to you when you a healer rather than a judge.
Topics: Ego, Higher self, peace
Just finished your book “The Power of Intention”. I had gotten off of the narrow path… I am now back on, and lining with the power of Devine intention! God is now more real to me than He has ever been before! I praise his wonderful name and I thank him for Wayne Dyer!
I’ve found your blog after not ever realising it existed. I have chosen you as a mentor, a teacher in my life. Dr. Dyer, thank you for showing me the way, and teaching me to live.
When someone dies, the outward expression of their consciousness returns to the universal consciousness. In order to have peace, we must recognize and accept that all things in the physical domain are passing. Peace is present only when one experiences it regardless of what’s going on in the world. Namaste.
Oh, Robin. I am sorry – I do not know what it feels like to be in your shoes…Sending healing thots your way, with gentle encouragement as well: you are the right person, and in your timing it will come to you… Love nourishes love… as much sending your way.. Be well.
My heart goes out to those who have lost loved ones. I find comfort and peace in knowing that their spirits never die, their memories live on in others. When my mother died, I knew she was still spiritually present. I sensed her in all the places we had been together. I could see her in other people’s faces.
Walking through pain and experiencing it is the only way to get peace. Pain can never be avoided, itneeds to be experienced. Only then will you be able to receive the peace. Acceptance of yourself is the key to love. Accept yourself totally as who you are warts and all. You are a child of God, and God don’t make rubbish
Some people don’t have peace no matter how hard they try. My brother committed suicide and now I know why someone would end their life here. Some people don’t have peace!
I’m more and more convinced that true happiness is connected with an inner sense of peace. This comes from our Source deep within us. Fulfillment is found not outside us but within. May our Source make us instruments of His peace! Namaste!
How am I supposed to be grateful for his death or live with the idea that I may have brought this into my life? How do I love myself when I’m overcome by guilt; find peace in the grips of grief? I have certainly learned that I cannot give love or peace I don’t possess. I’ll trust that the right person will see this and offer help. With love,
Where does Peace live after the death of a child? What you say rings true; I’ve always KNOWN deep within much of what you teach so beautifully. But since my son died it’s been very hard to keep the faith & stay on the path to spiritual awareness. The answers aren’t so clear anymore. (continued below)
Adrenalin junkies claim there is no rush in living the peaceful life. How wrong they are! Peace is the most stimulating enterprise we encounter. Once achieved it is challenging to maintain it. Preciously enshrine peace in our hearts with love and it will spread out to others. Peace to you and Peace be you.
Thank you thank you you are my master my hero you saved my mind my life i read your books all of them every day those can promote me to follow your beautiful recommendation .God bless you
There are opportunities to practice peace daily. Once I set my mind to it, it comes so easily and naturally, I wonder why I haven’t always done it. Thank you, Dr.Dyer, for all your blogs and daily affirmations. Your words are such wonderful guides in my life.
Thank you-the universe has good timing once again.,
Namaste Dr, Dyer,
This came in very timely. I have been feeling out of sorts, and wanting to be right. And the moment I chose to be kind the whole situation changed. This entry cements that feeling. I need the reminders, and this one hit the spot! Thanks for all your wisdom through the years Dr. Dyer. You have helped me more than you’ll ever know. Many Blessings.
Sharon–just read your post and wanted to send you love peace and strength for your surgery..you are in my thoughts and prayers….love, Debbie
Thanks for reminding me “to choose being kind when you have a choice between being right or being kind”. I very often just love to be right so I really have to remind myself constantly that being kind is a better choise! Thank you!
Dear Dr. Dyer, I think that this is one of the most powerful blogs that you have written! It bring succinct to a new level! Thank you for sharing your divine gifts 🙂
Thank you for this insight and reminder. As a follower since your “You’ll See It When You Believe It” tapes, I can say that I believe it because I have seen it but still need the reminders. “Row, row, row your boat GENTLY down the stream…” !
Thank you so much for reminding me to be peace! I was just thinking about you last nite and how you wrote about “peaceful” relations with family in “the Power of Intentions” . Our closest relationships seem to be our greatest lessons for being peaceful!! xoxo
Dear Dr. Dyer, thank you so much for your beautiful teachings. I’m practicing two things in every day life now, “unconditional love” and “peace”. I’m practicing them by following your teachings… I’m so grateful for your teachings. Thank you, thank you, thank you… P.S. I’m looking forward to seeing you next Monday in London! I can’t wait!
I just read this as well as the daily reflection. I will use the wisdom in both as I face my lung cancer surgery and sort out the emotions of those in my life who are struggling with it all. I live Dr Dyer Scripture daily and have for years The wisdom of it works when I get it in place and get out of God’s way.
Dear Dr. Dye
I could not agree more with you, I also have written so much about peace, and I also believe it is only attained if we are connected with our Higher Self.
It is so important to me that my upcoming book subtitle is ” The transformational guide to living in peace”
I hope we all find peace
God Bless You