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Achieve Peace, Forgive Yourself
by Bonnie Moret
Bonnie Moret has been published by the Director of Clinical Hypnotherapy at Methodist Hospital in New Orleans, and appears in in The Obvious Expert by Elsom Eldridge, Jr. Her seminars have been featured at Marietta City Schools, The Knowledge Shop, Borders Books and Greater Atlanta Hadassah Health Professionals Council.

Any level of stress or peace you experience is directly related to the level of stress or peace within. If you are at peace with yourself, the world will appear peaceful. Thus, the more peaceful your inner world, the more peace you will experience and extend to the outer world. The same is true with stress. The more stress you feel within, the more stressful your experiences will feel.

The following are the words written on the tomb of an Anglican Bishop (1100 AD) in the crypts of Westminster Abbey. They illustrate this concept and how one man recognized the importance of "doing you" first.

"When I was young and free and my imagination had no limits, I dreamed of changing the world. As I grew older and wiser, I discovered the world would not change, so I shortened my sights somewhat and decided to change only my country. But it, too, seemed immovable. As I grew into my twilight years, in one last desperate attempt, I settled for changing only my family, those closest to me, but alas, they would have none of it. And now as I lie on my deathbed, I suddenly realize: If I had only changed myself first, then by example I would have changed my family. From their inspiration and encouragement, I would then have been able to better my country and, who knows, I may have even changed the world."

Forgive yourself for any mistakes you made in the past and know that you are no longer what you were. When you bring your past into your present, you create a future exactly like your past. Living this way inhibits your peace and joy.

What you experience in your physical world is a reflection of what is in your mind. Changing the thoughts that you allow to enter your mind can change your reality. If your mind lacks clarity, the circumstances that you will manifest in your physical world will also lack clarity. If thoughts of peace and love fill your mind, then the circumstances that you will manifest in your physical world will be equally as peaceful and loving.

Published: Jul 14,2008 18:57
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