"Peace Begins with Me," a Short Meditation to Get You Through This
“Peace begins with me.” It's a way of living. Try this short mantra meditation next time you feel stuck in a situation that's anything but peaceful. When you want to take what you've been giving and give back differently. It'll help you press the Reset button so you can live the way *you* want to, no matter what's happening.
Peace Begins With Me, a Short Meditation
In this meditation, you’ll combine the mantra “peace begins with me” with hand gestures: pressing your thumb to each finger. It's so simple, it works. And you can be nearly anywhere, doing nearly anything, as you do this.
1. Take some deep breaths, as many as you need to or just a few.
2. As you say each word, you'll place your thumb against one finger at a time:
When you touch your index finger, say: PEACE.
When you touch your middle finger, say: BEGINS.
When you touch your ring finger, say: WITH.
When you touch your pinky finger, say: ME.
3. Repeat three or more times, as fast or slow as you want to.
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When could you use this meditation the most?
Tell me in the comments. I read every single one, and I'd love to know!
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Comments on this post (3)
I found this meditation when I had to go to a behavioral health facility for almost taking my life. We had a yoga therapy class and I remember when the lady taught us this and immediately my anxiety washed away and to this day I repeat this when I feel like giving up or having bad anxiety.
Renee, I’m touched that you could practice this simple meditation in such a difficult time. I hope that you continue to feel guided and peaceful in your decisions to love in the face of pain <3 sending my love to your son
— Jennifer Williamson
I did this while driving my intoxicated son to detox yesterday. As I was holding the steering wheel I touched each finger to my thumb while I drove and prayed. I felt peaceful and calm. The power of the Holy Spirit was guiding me in every way.