Peace of Mind

In the final analysis, the hope of every person is simply peace of mind. – Dalai Lama

This evening I felt peace of mind. This morning and the day before was the opposite. I had a huge presentation at 9:00 a.m., but with all my knowledge and experience (slightly facetious tone) I still had to deal with stress that the upcoming meeting was causing. I typically do fine in presentations but for several reasons, I had made this one bigger than it really was.

That is the message. In my mind, I made the presentation bigger than it was. It was only in my mind. Not reality. Not the truth. Not the way things are. Just in my mind, but it felt real. In fact, it was real because I believed it was. So, as I went to the meeting, I began to change my thoughts to elicit a calmer response in my body. In just a few minutes, I was feeling better and ready for the meeting. That’s the power of our thoughts.

I continued the calm thinking through the evening. What a better place to be. Peace of mind comes from inside; your thoughts, your beliefs, your hopes, your dreams. I will eventually remember all of this. 🙂

Have a great day!