Monday, May 22, 2017

Keeping Peace Within Oneself

Be in harmony in thought, word and deed.

Align your actions with your heart’s desire.

Be true to your desires and do them, live them, be them.

Keeping heaven in mind, body and spirit, you can live long upon the earth.

Removing inner conflict is the key.

I have to limit my time in even observing outer conflict so I don’t let my emotions get involved in unproductive energy.

I read to stay informed, I take action, and then I resume the work I value for myself.

I cook, I garden, I create beautiful things.

I learn more about sharing them.

I build new skills.

I am so satisfied with learning new things and integrating them into my expanding life, that I feel like I am quietly exploding with joy.

There is such an uplift to it.

I meet new people who share their knowledge and skills with me.

It is a constant building, with more joy and more peace.

© 2017 Kathryn Hardage

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Continue to Serve

Despite all the unconscionable things which are going on to strip people of their ability to be compassionate toward each other, we all keep helping one another anyway.

It is a normal part of human life, continuing to take care of each other in ways which allow us to live better.

Using the tools of the past to maintain and improve life is proving very challenging.

Even new tools appear to have benefits in only some of the essential directions.

The deep connection we all have to each other is something I feel we are beginning to miss in more and more acute ways.

Since so many our communication and discussion skills are eroding, we will have to build these back person by person.

The people I am involved with day to day feel this as well, and we appreciate the opportunities we have to get together and share things we have in common.

We enjoy creating beautiful things, sharing food at our meetings, sharing patterns and techniques for creating more beautiful things with each other.

These simple ways of communicating indicate that we care for each other, a vital feeling.

I appreciate getting to know people with similar interests over longer distances, through the internet.

Discussions about events, skills, and different approaches are valuable and enriching.

I have no doubt that this normal human tendency to care about one another will be the long-term guiding principle of our society.

© 2017 Kathryn Hardage

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

The Time to Heal

As I heal, I realize I am losing my strength to hang on to the past.

Finally, it is wiped out, the pain, and only the peace and happiness remain.

I have done my good work.

I have banished the demons by letting them go.

My act of courage has saved my life.

I have disabled the brainwashing of my abusers.

My life is now big enough to contain all my experiences.

It has become overwhelmingly self-directed.

I live in an attitude of self-care, self-appreciation, self-nurturing.

My care for myself has finally outstripped my care for others.

I can now, at long last, take care of myself.

I have rounded it up a little bit, the active years of abuse, and I can fill in for a start, the next five thousand days, with succeeding happiness.

© 2017 Kathryn Hardage


Saturday, May 13, 2017

Security Within

There is a place of peace that is secure within our thoughts.

Within this secure place, there is no panic, no anxiety, no doubt, no confusion.

And because there is security and peace, there is a smooth flow of supply.

Within this security, there is the calm to know what to do.

Within the integrity of this unfailing protection, we have community and provision.

The outside forces which threaten through distraction can never intrude on this security.

Aligning thought with the integrity of the security within defines things clearly.

Clear knowledge results in clear action.

The confusion without never breaches the security within, and all is restored to its natural order.

Precise and clear action is being guided by the integrity of the security within.

Calm permeates restorative right action.

Every system is responsive to calm restorative action.

Despite the forces generating public confusion, calm restorative action is rising to the top.

© 2017 Kathryn Hardage

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Profound Peace

Profound peace brings profound comfort.

Without knowing any of the details, it is possible to feel the presence of an all-pervading peace.

The depth of relaxation, comfort and security is given.

I know something has moved; the old panic and terror are displaced and something new is being revealed.

In listening within, I realize I have processed so much unrest and trauma.

It has been recognized, and I am finding that I am big enough to contain all my experiences, even the bad ones.

I can still choose to live with good experiences, but I no longer have to resist the pain of the bad ones.

I survived;  I used the skills I had and they worked to get me this far.

Now, I can add some more skills to continue creating a better and better life for myself.

I can feel the profound peace, comfort and assurance enveloping me as I make my choices.

© 2017 Kathryn Hardage

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

The Purpose of Noise

Thank you for the noise.

Thank you for the distraction.

Thank you for the wake-up call.

Even though it feels overwhelmingly despairing, hang on to your moments of calm and light.

They are your reassurance that something besides the noise exists.

I am learning to partake of less food, and only of a very high organic quality, thus feeling the calm my body deserves for maximum comfort and naturalness.

The parallel is that I am taking in less media noise, and now, only for the purpose of finding what calm and guidance I need to listen for specifically.

That way I am receiving consciousness of a very high quality, and feeling the calm my mind deserves for maximum assurance and productivity.

I am training myself to live in a very different space and a very different world from the one produced by all the noise.

I can go there any time I remind myself not to get distracted.

My discomfort is a powerful reminder.

Go within.

Seek peace and comfort from Infinite Resources.

Contribute good in the midst of all the confusion and distraction.

It is my gift and my right.

The peace and calm and light are always there no matter what the dimensions of disturbance.

I know how precious we all are, and that we are loved, cherished and adored, and that we are never left without our most natural and accessible  resources.

(Go within, and you will feel it, too.)

© 2017 Kathryn Hardage

www.pebblesofpeace.blosgpot.com

Monday, May 1, 2017

Thoughts and Feelings

We are composed of our thoughts and our feelings.

These create our world.

We can originate thoughts, but mostly we respond and react to them.

Reacting creates a haphazard existence.

When we go within and listen so quietly, so peacefully, we create a different kind of existence for ourselves, because we are listening to original thoughts which come only to us.

They are free of the noise of the world around us.

They come from an inner kingdom, a confident, secure Source.

That is how we can really live, untouched and unharmed by our outer perceptions.

This is a really important thing to learn and to practice.

Otherwise, we are simply carried away and become part of the statistics in polls of popularity and influence.

What is it within?

What do we have?

What is really unique about us?

What is it we have to say, given only to us from our Infinite Source?

© 2017 Kathryn Hardage

Friday, April 28, 2017

Below the Surface

Simple ripples carry all the way to the edge of the pond when only a pebble is dropped in.

A huge rock can be thrown into the middle of the pond, and it, too, will subside into simple ripples over time.

Can you hear in the long-term what is being broadcast loudly in the short-term?

Can you see beyond the distractions to the truth of what is really going on?

Course corrections can be made at any time.

But can they be made now?

It will be more efficient and bring more good to more people to make course corrections now.

But that depends on good leadership, and it also depends on insightful citizenry.

Below the surface, the pond is supporting life.

Below the surface all the systems which support a pond are interacting appropriately.

If we build our systems so they support all life appropriately and bountifully and generously, we need to act decisively and truthfully.

We need to quit being distracted.

© 2017 Kathryn Hardage

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Peace in My Body

With so much tension and confusion in my life, I lived with a nagging sense of unease in my body which could easily be triggered to crisis.

Now that I have taken the steps to slow down and listen inwardly, I am living better in my body.

As I released the tension and the pressure of my life, I was able to train my body to relax.

I began eating better quality food, as much organic and responsibly raised as possible.

I eat so much less because my body is actually satisfied.

I no longer crave the excitement of sugar to make up for the lack of sustaining, undiluted calories.

With my body at peace, my life rests on a different foundation.

I do not have to serve by body in desperate ways to make sure I am OK.

I eat naturally and eat lightly and am free to function comfortably and to enjoy the way I have always wanted to live.

© 2017 Kathryn Hardage


Saturday, April 22, 2017

Creating Little Moments

I am discovering the little moments of peace I create for myself are a great way to spend my day.

I feel as if I am moving across stepping stones of peace from one side of my day to the other.

My little moments come in the form of not rushing myself.

I begin collecting the ingredients for a cooking project, and add to them as I pass through the kitchen.

I read the recipe several times as I do.

I follow through on the next step of gardening.

I sweep a small area where I am reorganizing a shelf.

I look up a tool to help me perform a task.

I make sure to spend time with people who are supportive and who value my company as well.

I continue my progress on various projects in a gentle manner.

I do not get mad at myself for anything I have done or not done.

I do not evaluate myself in terms of someone else’s opinions.

I remind myself that it is perfectly reasonable for me to approach my day in a way that works for me.

This helps constitute a peaceful day for me.

© 2017 Kathryn Hardage

www.pebblesofpeace.blogspot.com 

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Solitary and Alone

As much as I enjoy getting together with friends, I still have a lot of times, especially around holidays, where I really prefer being alone.

When I was growing up, getting together meant “putting on a good face” despite the serious dysfunction of my family.

As I have been sorting out these issues, I have been blessed with lots of “alone” time, to think through exactly what was going on and what it meant.

I am learning to go beyond the coping skills I developed as a child and to gain more understanding of my needs and how to take care of myself as I progress through the work I am doing.

I am learning to effectively put down panic attacks instead of escalating them by worrying about being panicked.

I am learning to place myself in positive situations, along with the fact that I have learned to leave negative or triggering circumstances.

Even though this work has required a lot of isolation, I am grateful for it.

I am grateful for taking the pressure off myself and giving myself the time to process whatever I need to down to the smallest triggering detail.

I am grateful that holidays no longer require me to sacrifice my calm.

There are other ways to celebrate.

I am sorry for the pain I received and I am sorry for any pain I delivered.

As I learn to live better, I hope everyone affected by me is learning to do the same.

© 2017 Kathryn Hardage

Friday, April 14, 2017

Being the Peace

When you are in alignment with what you love to do and you are doing it, you are in the most harmonious and peaceful state possible.

You are being the peace.

Coordinating to create what you love into your life is the most powerful action you can take toward peace.

Living in peace begins with honoring your heart’s desire and soul’s expression.

You can create it in any field of endeavor, business, economics, politics, eduction, art.

As long as it comes from your heart.

Everything you need to create it is within your deepest feelings.

When you go within and listen quietly, you hear its’ whisper.

It is always a gentle presence in your heart and mind.

It is why you are here.

You are here to create the beauty and joy and delight in your heart and to live in peace.

When you share your wonderful ideas, you are creating peace.

When you acknowledge that the most important thing you can do is honor the ideas within you, you create happiness for yourself.

Your happiness contributes to the joy in your community.

The joy in your community helps create more peace.

© 2017 Kathryn Hardage


Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Peace Settlement

The peace I find in settling one piece of business extends itself to a myriad of things.

Instead of searching and worrying and fretting about something, I have been able to turn my attention elsewhere.

I have caught up on several minor items, and found some things that were hidden or missing.

All of this was possible by taking care of one essential piece of business.

When a key item is put into place, so many other things adjust and can get done.

Getting the simple things done clears the way for more creative work.

I feel as though I am focusing on my peace within with grim determination as the outside world of government seems to be falling apart faster and faster.

The principles governing my life are still stable, however, as principles tend to be.

I am grateful for every step of progress as I find solutions to accomplishing my goals.

I know that principles of peace and harmony apply to each of us and to our government, and that we will find a solution, too, as critical adjustments are made.

© 2017 Kathryn Hardage

Monday, April 10, 2017

Dropping Our Pebbles

We shall continue to drop our pebbles of peace into the pond and send ripple after ripple to the shore.

Peace is achievable within each individual as we seek it instead of the disturbing images created to distract us.

The scale of deception is becoming so evident that more and more people are drawing the same conclusions.

As we devote our energies to the peace we seek within, we will see it increasingly around us until it encompasses the whole world.

As we articulate our profound dissatisfaction, we are discovering the people who have preceded us and who have discovered so many solutions.

This encourages us to find our own solutions right where we are.

We can take the first step, now that we have articulated our desire for peace.

We can take the steps to establish inner peace, and then join with others to express our solutions locally in our communities.

We do not seek peace “where there is no peace”, but within our own quiet meditation.

This communicates itself.

We move calmly through our day.

We find happiness and delight in little things and we share it, just by our attitude.

And we attract others of like-mind.

© 2017 Kathryn Hardage