Everyone is talking about their word of the year. A word that can be the theme for them for 2020. Something to aspire to or remind you who you are. Mine is Peace.
Definition of peace
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1: a state of tranquillity or quiet: such asa: freedom from civil disturbance peace and order were finally restored in the town.b: a state of security or order within a community provided for by law or custom breach of the peace2: freedom from disquieting or oppressive thoughts or emotions I have been in perfect peace and contentment— J. H. Newman3: harmony in personal relations The sisters are at peace with each other.4a: a state or period of mutual concord between governments There was a peace of 50 years before war broke out again.b: a pact or agreement to end hostilities between those who have been at war or in a state of enmity offered the possibility of a negotiated peace— New York Times5—used interjectionally to ask for silence or calm or as a greeting or farewell
: in a state of concord or tranquillity The problem was settled and his mind was at peace.
In my cube, there is a sticky note that says, “You are meant to live in peace”. I look at that when I am angry or frustrated with various scenarios. I sometimes feel rage bubbling up inside me that makes me want to lash out. It happened twice this week. Once in my personal life and once at work. Two separate times an incident happened and I filled with rage – it felt bigger than anger. I began meditation for this very reason. I needed somewhere to put my anger. I don’t want to feel that way all the time. I took a walk, breathed deeply, and made myself a pot of tea. Both times I repeated “I am meant to live in peace.” and promptly affirmed I am not in control of other’s actions. But… BUT! But!!!!! I am in control of mine.
I need to stop looking at things that frustrate me. I cannot change others, I must accept.
Face facts Robyn, nothing is going to change because it hasn’t thus far. Accept, move on, live in peace. Release and begin again.
I am meant to live in peace. It sounds like my new Sankalpa.
I am peace.
Happy New year friends. May 2020 bring you peace.