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We can choose to be peaceful, to have Peace Within, and to cultivate CALM. Hopefully, the lovely poster above helps you laugh about the fact that these are choices. We are always at choice. As yesterday was Bad Poetry Day, it follows that today must be Peace Poetry Day. And while I have a whole book to help you find and solidify your Peace Within— curiously called Inspirations for Peace Within— today I’m sharing two exquisite peace poems. The first is in French, which you will really enjoy, if you speak French:
Puisses-tu avoir la paix intérieur aujourd’hui.
Puisses-tu avoir la certitude que Dieu t’as placé exactement où tu devais être.
Puisses-tu ne pas oublier les possibilités infinies qui émanent de la foi.
Puisses-tu utiliser ces cadeaux que tu as reçu et transmettre l’amour qui t’as été donné.
Puisses-tu être heureux de savoir que tu es un enfant de Dieu.
Laisses cette présence s’enfoncer jusqu’au fond de toi, permet à ton âme de chanter, danse, glorifie, aime. C’est là pour chacun de nous.
~ Sainte Thérèse de Lisieux (original version)
And this, actually the more familiar English translation of the same poem:
May today there be peace within.
May you trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities
that are born of faith in yourself and others.
May you use the gifts that you have received,
and pass on the love that has been given to you.
May you be content with yourself just the way you are.
Let this knowledge settle into your bones,
and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love.
It is there for each and every one of us.
~ St. Thérèse of Lisieux
Go ahead– post that on a mirror where you will read it to yourself at least every morning. In a week, tell me how your life has shifted. And that would be you– ever more Healthy Happy Loving Lifesm! Are you in?
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 .