“Peace of Mind is clearly an internal matter.
It must begin with your own thoughts and then
extend outward. It is from your peace of Mind
that a peaceful perception “of the world arises”
A Course In Miracles Lesson 34. I could see Peace Instead of this.
W. 34 P. 1.2 – 4
We think peace comes from anywhere but our own Holy Mind. We seek
peace in places of solitude, a quiet path through the woods or perhaps
having tea with a friend. But it is our thoughts that either create peace or
chaos. We may have a quick judgmental thought and then realize it does
not bring peace. When that happens just notice it and forgive. Don’t go
to guilt. The Course says the “ego always speaks first” and it does! So
What?! Get back to into the peace of the Right Mind and tell yourself
“I could see peace in this situation instead of what I now see in it” and
peace will return.
It may be hard to believe that peace comes from within yourself but
watch your thoughts and you will be surprised and realize that
YOU ARE IN CHARGE OF WHAT YOU THINK! IT IS UP TO YOU!
http://www.acim.org – Workbook Lessons – Lesson 34.