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My first book, Discover The Secret Energized You, exposed the ongoing exhaustion people have from a stress-accumulating lifestyle. It covered causes and solutions for stress. It offered that people can actually trade in their stress habits for energizing habits and end up feeling younger, healthier, happier and more vital. In taking this material to groups, I was surprised to find most people don’t have a calm center to touch in with. Most people don’t have peace within. While my book offered ways to calm down, to feel more centered, and to release stress, it did not cover in detail how to create and build up a personal inner reservoir of utterly serene, grounded centeredness. I have heard motivational speakers and pastors exhort people: “Don’t let anyone steal your peace!” But what if a person has no fundamental inner peace and perhaps never did? What if you had ways to discover that calm, sure center, or build it, or strengthen deeply the peace within you already have?
The bodymind system craves what will help it. We know from medical studies that there are many benefits of managing stress through relaxation. The renowned Mayo Clinic lists some of these positive health changes as: slowing heart rate, lowering blood pressure, slowing breathing, increasing blood flow to major muscles, reducing muscle tension and chronic pain, improving concentration, reducing anger and frustration, and boosting confidence to handle problems. Clearly, relaxing feels better than stressing over negatives. A number of approaches can help a person to achieve a state of physical relaxation.
Relaxing the body is not the same as peace within, but it can help get you there. Peace within is something more: a soul peace, a calm knowingness, a fully heart-installed faith that God is there and all is truly well, whatever the appearance of things. So, what if your relaxation efforts were coupled with terrific internal surety and serenity? What if your heart, mind, and soul were on board with your relaxation quest? What is this state that people seek? I call it simply peace within. However, it goes by various names: serenity, soul ease, contentment, personal peace, sweet relief, inner peace, tranquility, peace of mind, soul peace, a calm heart, certainty, centeredness, wellbeing, mental peace, and State of Grace. Perhaps you have heard other expressions for it.
By whatever name, this is the state I would like to help you find, or deepen. Would you like to experience that? We’ll say more in tomorrow’s article. And that will be you, ever more Healthy Happy and Loving Lifesm!
Kebba Buckley Button is a stress management expert, holistic healer, and award-winning author who celebrates life. She has a longtime natural healing practice and is an ordained minister. Among her books are: Discover The Secret Energized You (http://tinyurl.com/b44v3br), Inspirations for Peace Within: Quotes and Images to Uplift and Inspire, and Sacred Meditation: Embracing the Divine. The books are available on Amazon and through Kebba’s office. To email us, firstname.lastname@example.org .