you turn on the news the first thing every morning, what
kinds of words will you be hearing? Probably
"dead," "guilty," and other such
words. If you hear that type of word first thing
each day, what kinds of words will be in your mind?
What words will be easiest to use, the first to come to
mind while you're speaking?
what if you start each day with a peaceful state of
mind? It stands to reason that if you do so, you'll
be more likely and more able to spread peace and peaceful
thoughts to others if your own mind is focused on
peacefulness and contentedness. It truly is your
choice, and your choice only--what comes out is usually
influenced very strongly by what goes in.
do you talk to other people? Do your words spread
happiness and content feelings, or do your words spread
unhappiness and discontent? You have a choice every
time you open your mouth to add to the peace of the world
or to add to the conflict and lack of peace in the world,
and that's a choice that we all probably should take more
seriously than we do.
peace brings peace to us, ourselves. Spreading love
opens us up to receiving love. Far too few of us
think about how we should go about developing our own
state of mind, or of how our state of mind affects
others--and ultimately ourselves in return. Develop
your peaceful attitude towards life, and you'll find that
life will develop peaceful ways of treating you.