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Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.

Buddha

 

 

 

I had breakfast with a new friend yesterday and we talked briefly about people we have observed that are finding life really tough. Many seem to have just given up on themselves. Every day I hear more and more complaints from people who may have not given up but seem to need to blame everyone and everything for all that is wrong in today’s world. What is even worse they seem to feed on the negative and relish every opportunity they have to tear down even folks they don’t know. I wonder if many of these people need to put everyone else down just so they feel better about themselves. Seldom do any of them admit error or take responsibility for their own problems.

I have a hard time being around people that only see the dark side of everything and who are quick to criticize while seldom if ever offering praise. But as hard as it is for me I would think it must be awful for them. What must it be like to spend so much time finding fault that there is little time left to appreciate the good that is all around us? There is hope though if they would just recognize their self-inflicted pain and decide to do something about it. Of course I know none of this applies to you or our other readers but if you know some that could use some correctional help you might want to share the following tips that I edited from an article by Remez Sasson.

 

Most people would be glad to have some peace of mind in their life. They would be happy to forget their troubles, problems and worries, and enjoy a few moments of inner calmness and freedom from obsessing thoughts.

What is peace of mind? It is a state of inner calmness and tranquility, together with a sense of freedom, when thoughts and worries cease, and there is no stress, strain or fear. The question is, how to bring more peace of mind into our life, and more importantly, how to experience it in times of trouble. Here are a few simple things that can help you:

  • Reduce the amount of time you read the newspapers or watch the news on TV.
  • Stay away from negative conversations and from negative people.
  • Don't hold grudges. Learn to forget and forgive. Nurturing ill feelings and grievances hurts you and causes lack of sleep.
  • Don't be jealous of others. Being jealous means that you have low self-esteem and consider yourself inferior to others. Jealousy and low self esteem, often lead to lack of inner peace.
  • Accept what cannot be changed. This saves a lot of time, energy and worries.
  • Every day we face numerous inconveniences, irritations and situations that are beyond our control. If we can change them, that's fine, but this is not always possible. We must learn to put up with such things and accept them cheerfully.
  • Learn to be more patient and tolerant with people and events.
  • Don't take everything too personally. Some emotional and mental detachment is desirable. Try to view your life and other people with a little detachment and less involvement. Detachment is not indifference, lack of interest or coldness. It is the ability to think and judge impartially and logically.
  • Let bygones be gone. Forget the past and concentrate on the present moment. There is no need to evoke unpleasant memories and immerse yourself in them.

Inner peace ultimately leads to external peace. By creating peace in our inner world, we bring it into the external world, affecting other people too.

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Let your soul expand, let your heart reach out to others in loving and generous warmth, and great and lasting will be your joy, and all prosperity will come to you.

James Allen

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She said, you know it's a bad date when:

You order a Double Whopper and he says, "Hey, my name ain't Rockefeller, honey!"

You've never heard someone speak with such passion about an ant farm.

He seems to know an awful lot about your shower routine.

Your dinner reservations are under, "Loser, party of 2."

He's especially proud of how long he can sustain a burp.

Calls to tell you he'll pick you up, just as soon as the stand off with the police is over.

He's been on Geraldo once and Jerry Springer, twice.

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I miss our phone calls. But it seems like ever since you got Caller ID you're never home.

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He said, you know you're on a bad date when:

She whispers to the waiter, "Please kill me."

You catch her giving her phone number to the guy cleaning your windshield.

She lunges at you several times with a steak knife.

She keeps calling you "Bachelor Number Two."

"Whoa! Is it 8:15 already?"

She transitions the conversation by saying, "I've said enough about me. What do you think about me?"

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"Few things are harder to put up with than a good example."

Mark Twain

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A woman went to doctors office.  She was seen by one of the new doctors, but after about 4 minutes in the examination room, she burst out, screaming as she ran down the hall.  An older doctor stopped and asked her what the problem was, and she explained.

He had her sit down and relax in another room.

The older doctor marched back to the first and demanded, "What's the matter with you?  Mrs. Terry is 63 years old, she has four grown children and seven grandchildren, and you told her she was *pregnant*?"

The new doctor smiled smugly as he continued to write on his clipboard.  "Cured her hiccups though, didn't I?

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People with narrow minds usually have broad tongues.

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A Cherokee Indian was a special guest at an elementary school. He talked to the children about his tribe and its traditions, then shared with them this fun fact: "There are no swear words in the Cherokee language."

One boy raised his hand, "But what if you're hammering a nail and accidentally smash your thumb?"

"That," the man answered, "is when we use your language."

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Until you make peace with who you are, you'll never be content with what you have.

Doris Mortman

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Stay well, do good work, and have fun.

 

Ray Mitchell

Indianapolis, Indiana

Management is not responsible for duplicates from previous dailies. The editor is somewhat senile.

 

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