Today's post is a short sweetener for a full life, a life full of grief and joy, friendships and heartbreak, and those rare quiet moments to yourself.
I found this inner peace "manifesto" in an old folder that I completely forgot about. It's something I wrote a long time ago and had never shared until now.
These words of affirmation remind me of one of my forever favorite poems, by John O'Donohue:
I would love to live
Like a river flows,
Carried by the surprise
Of its own unfolding.
When we do the "inner work" that any kind of recovery or self-agency requires, our whole lives start to flow like a river -- naturally, always changing, always new, rich with life.
Inner peace isn't something that just happens by chance. It's an intention, a habit, a practice, a way of taking care of your life.
It might be ever-present but dormant, but it is real work to tap into that reservoir.
This Inner Peace Manifesto is an oath of resiliency and balance, a promise to yourself that you will do the work, that you will try.
May these words bring a little sunlight into your morning and give you something to think about for the rest of the day.
May you be free.
Inner Peace Manifesto for Resiliency and Balance
In the deepest corners
Of my being,
My oldest truth, the
Core that I live from.
Every time I breathe deeply
Into this place, clarity and
Strength rise up.
I can stretch time like this.
I can touch base with my
Eternal nature, just by going
Deeper into this place.
Peace lifts me higher, above chaos and grief,
Brings me closer to that which I love.
With it, I rise.
Through it all goodness flows.
I carry this ancient peace, and
It carries me.
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Where in your life could you apply these words? In what ways do you want to feel more resilient and at peace?
Tell me in the comments. I love it when you share your take on things!
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