Sunday, April 15, 2018

Redefining Peace

My new definition of peace is having the strength to pull myself back into a calm state of mind after hearing lots of disturbing news.

Since I have good standards of behavior for myself, I expect no less from other well-informed and well-educated people.

So I pull myself back into a peaceful state of mind by reminding myself how powerful good and innocence and compassion and actual, core truth are.

I remind myself that despite the egregious sense of entitlement and criminal greed, there are certainly more decent people on earth.

Most of us value our fellow man.

Most of us support public policy which allows everyone to have the tools to create a good life for themselves.

Most of us have a balanced outlook.

Most of us have compassion for each other and are willing to bring attention to unfair practices and to help remedy them.

Most of us are willing to look for creative solutions to problems instead of perpetuating them.

Most of us really do not like lies.

We can tell the difference between what is true and what is not.

Even though it is frustrating to watch the attempted take over of a beautiful, if imperfect,  governmental system, most of us are working toward creating a much better version of it as a result of the extreme weaknesses which have been exposed in it.

Becoming more aware can be very disturbing, but it can lead to a new, redefined peace.

© 2018 Kathryn Hardage

www.inspiredpractices.blogspot.com

Monday, March 19, 2018

Guarding the Quiet

Finding and guarding your quiet times are the two most important things you can do to give yourself calm.

Your quiet is a precious commodity which can influence your life deeply and harmoniously.

You help yourself thrive when you make your quiet inner listening a priority.

How else will you know yourself?

You exist on the inside and then you manifest on the outside.

Trust your inner self and spend the time there you need.

Your outer daily activities will have more balance and you will operate throughout your day with more confidence.

Your inner resources are unlimited but you will not know what they are or be able to access them unless you guard your quiet time consistently.

As you move away from the chaos in the outside world, your quiet and peace will expand.

You will feel more directed and be able to be more effective in whatever you do.

Trust the steps which come to you and begin taking them.

They will take you all the way through your project and into a new dimension in your life.

As you spend more time in your new life dimension, you will begin to see what it can do for you.

It will give you a whole new perspective and lead you into buoyancy and freedom.

Enjoy your peace.  Enjoy your quiet.

Let them lead you.

© 2018 Kathryn Hardage

Friday, March 9, 2018

Sharpening and Awakening

After decades of a planned deadening of political and economic awareness, a sharp awakening is happening.

Painfully, as we lose more and more children to shootings, the nation is outraged and the student’s friends themselves are taking leadership.

We are finding our strength in order to gain our peace.

Security against the forces within our country that are tearing it down has become our national emergency.

The powerful young voices which are being raised are acute in their significance.  

This generation can see the clear dividing lines between what is in their best interests and what is not.

As their power intensifies, young people all over are supporting the actions of the students who are leading the media campaign.

Other aspects of active discontent are taking positive action.

People are beginning to feel empowered as political campaigns move through their primaries toward November elections.

There is an aliveness, a sharpening and an awakening, as long-endured negative practices finally become unendurable.

© 2018 Kathryn Hardage

Thursday, March 8, 2018

The Power of Deep Peace

Tapping into my reservoir of deep peace, I listen for how I am to use it today.

I can continue to let it inspire me as I sit quietly and contemplate.

I can listen for new ideas or additions to current ideas.

I can listen so deeply until I am impelled to action.

Since deep peace is always accessible, it has an immediacy for me.

Since it is unlimited in its scope, deep peace keeps me in contact with infinity.

Since I know it is always available, deep peace is a comfort to me.

Whenever I need a solution, when I slow down enough to think and not panic, I feel the deep peace move in quietly and relieve me of my fear.

When I am in unfamiliar surroundings, I listen for my next move, and gently, deep within, I hear it and respond to it.

The most fun is when I sit quietly and listen for ideas, and then the Universe celebrates, and through the deep peace, invites me in.

These are some of the ways deep peace influences and inspires my day.

© 2018 Kathryn Hardage

www.inspiredpractices.blogspot.com

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Accessing Your Deep Peace

Breathe.  Listen.  Write.  Act.

With every breath, you move deeper into your peace.

Take your time to truly let go of the flow of life around you.

You do not need to participate.

Listen inwardly and feel yourself go deeper.

The calm and quiet are quite noticeable and present.

This is where you begin to access the ideas which are uniquely yours.

Along with the ideas comes the steps toward manifestation, but not all at once, not necessarily right away.

Stay in the deep peace as long as you can.

Return often.

© 2018 Kathryn Hardage

Monday, February 26, 2018

Common Goals for common Good

Common goals include everyone.

They are not exclusive, even to those who are selfish and self-centered.

The power of common good is being challenged in so many ways.

The resources which we all hold in common are our desire for good for all of us, inclusively.

This is gaining power even while the agreed upon currency of money and power feeds the greed of a small number of people.

Attention to right causes which uplift and include more and more people are gaining ground.

As individuals, then groups, begin to work in the same direction, many barriers are being overcome.

It is a comfort and a pebble of peace to move in the direction of good for all.

Despite new versions of tyranny and exclusiveness, new solutions have been found throughout history.

Today’s version will find its own solution through the desire for the common good.

© 2018 Kathryn Hardage

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Whatever You Need, Right When You Need It

Sometimes I need something and I can not find because I put it down and forgot where it is.

Sometimes I need information or services.

Sometimes I need calm.

There is a teaching which tells me that whatever I need is right where I am, right in front of me.

When I get calm, I have taken the first step.

Then as I either sit quietly, or begin a search, or look on-line, the right ideas come to me and I am presented with what I need.

This has happened in many different ways.

One time, I couldn’t find my cell phone.  Calmly, as I began moving cushions on the couch, It was below one of them.

Another time, my husband and I needed someone to brush hog the near growth on our cleared acre.  As we rounded a turn on a country road, there was a sign and phone number offering that service.

In many other instances, I have been able to connect in easy but unpredictable ways with the materials, people, and information I have required.

The Universe loves us and takes care of us by providing what we need, right where we are, when we listen deeply and peaceably.

In that calm, quiet sense within, we can always hear the direction we need to turn and the steps we need to take.

© 2018 Kathryn Hardage