How to Get a Piece of Peace in Your Life

Thursday, July 14, 2005


"An object at rest will remain at rest, and an object in uniform motion will remain in uniform motion, unless acted upon by an outside force."-- Sir Isaac Newton

When we are quite busy, we tend to keep that pace going. We wouldn't know what to do with ourselves if we had a period of time that wasn't scheduled for anything.

When we are not very busy, our own sedentary ways seem to lull us into even less activity. It becomes more and more difficult to initiate any task or project.

When we get out of a habit or a routine, especially those that are good for us (exercise, eating healthy, getting enough sleep), we find that it takes great effort to get back into it again.

While our tendency is to stay in the mode we've allowed, we do have the power to radically change it. It will not always be a struggle to fight off the tendencies that we wish to change. It's the first moment of change that is the hardest, and then it eventually becomes easier.

Get support, encouragement, help, or advice from others if you need it. Use all the strength you have to change your direction or path. Consider small change progress rather than expecting overnight success. Remember that sometimes the only thing keeping you from changing is your mind.

Do not give up or give in to a lifestyle that you do not wish to lead.

What would you like to change today?