How we feel radiates around us.
Cultivating a habit of peace by training ourselves to resolve and dissolve our own conflicts is a significant contribution.
Lifting ourselves above despair lessens the heaviness in the atmosphere around us.
Forgiving those who have hurt us lightens the intensity of betrayal.
Forgiving ourselves for hurting others, (we would have done better had we had known how), allows us to listen for good ideas now.
Being generous in our attitude toward strangers gives us less to criticize.
Finding beauty in simple things adds to a feeling of appreciation.
Everyone is dealing with disappointment, frustration, pressure in some way.
Our conscious addition of uplifting qualities penetrates the layers of unhappiness with an infusion of light.
Light spreads and expands through even the smallest openings.
Our work in peace, every breath of it, has a powerful effect.
© 2015 Kathryn Hardage