Updated: Jan 31
It is not as hard as it looks, or is it?
When you experience your world being turned upside down, peace may be the last thought on your mind. You may say, and do things out of reaction. This is how damage is done. Real quick.
Whether it's your error or someone else has sent your world out of orbit, here are 5 steps you can take to guide you back to the center seat of your life and cultivate an experience of P.E.A.C.E. within you:
Step 1 Presence - Being able to come into the moment. I call this breathing time. The challenge is to find this presence when chaos is loose all around. Like Neo, in the Matrix movie, he would learn to change his mind, to save his life, by shifting his focus and breathing. Presence can happen. Coming into the moment can be experienced, even in states of challenge. Feeling your own presence, or being present in order to have a check-in with the Divine can help change your state to one of awareness, instead of reaction.
Step 2 Equanimity - Once you find the state of being present with presence, you can intend to come into equanimity. It really means getting your mind and emotions stable enough to calm down. It speaks to a state of balance and in this balance, you are one step closer to experiencing composure and then better decisions may be available to you that were not there in an agitated, fearful, distrusting, doubtful and uncertain space. Equanimity allows serenity and tranquility and can lend assurance that there is always a way through, always possibilities available to you that you may not have considered before.
Step 3 Ascent - Taking a breath, coming into presence, finding your equanimity, you can now look towards the heavens for relief. Truly this is leveling up. Ask yourself, if I could take one step up from where I am now, what would my perspective be? Peace involves elevating, rising, leveling up and getting closer to the light. I think it is no accident that people look up to pray. Yes, we look within too. Yet, the physical look up is an attempt to ascend the challenges, to get a higher perspective. To rise. Always moving from a lower state to a higher state, your view will change. How do you do this realistically? Practice the actions that will raise your vibratory field. Think the thoughts that are elevated. Look up towards the light to the sun, sky and stars. Ascend. Go to God.whatever you deem HIM/HER to be. Peace will come more readily.
Step 4 Commune - After you have come into presence, found some equanimity, made some steps of ascent towards the realms of lightening the f up, it is time to commune to make peace. Commune comes from communion a.k.a. coming into union. To share, what you have in common with like-minded others and communicate the interests of the whole. Peace takes a village, after all. We must cooperate with others to make this shift towards peace whether in our families, our neighborhoods, or community. We can't achieve global peace without acting locally, first.
Step 5 Empathize - To have authentic peace one needs to empathize. I have outlined four steps one can take to get to a state of peace and this last step to have empathy, to empathize is the bridge, the link, that goes beyond the self, the ego and into true understanding of another. Not easy to do if the previous steps have not been attempted or achieved. And honestly, some days, situations, people are easier than others to achieve this empathetic state with. Being able to empathize is a practice. One that you can aim to learn more about. Empathy is not the same as sympathy, which is a place of feeling sorry, or even caring or worrying about someone. Empathy is feeling WITH someone. Letting yourself go there. I feel WITH you. If you are an empath this is a natural state for you. Those that are more cerebral or lack emotional intelligence may struggle with this place of what it feels like to stand in another's shoes. We all are capable of either increasing empathy or decreasing our disdain, intolerance, indifference and lack of feeling for another.
These 5 steps to P.E.A.C.E. will guide you to a more peaceful place no matter what pain is going on externally on the earth, or within your own world.
What do you do to get back to peace, when your world is turned upside down? Care to share?
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