How to Get a Piece of Peace in Your Life

Friday, September 30, 2005

Dear Diary

It was finally time to write my story. Please check out posting #10 on Speaking Your Peace. Thank you in advance.

Thursday, September 29, 2005


Sometimes we need to shed all the things that we carry around and wear on a daily basis. You wouldn't wear everything in your closet at the same time, so why do it in your mind?

Shed the person who raged at you on the road because you made an honest mistake. Shed the one you raged at as well.

Shed the comments that your mom/sister/dad/brother/wife/husband/boyfriend/girlfriend/ex/friend said that really upset you today.

Shed the crap that your coworker/boss/employee/colleague put on your plate to handle.

Shed the regrets and the anguish. It doesn't do any good.

Shed the hell of today or this week.

Shed the hurtful things they said to you in middle school that, for some reason, you still believe.

Shed the pain of last year.

Shed your tight shoulders, clenched teeth, and shallow breathing. Sometimes you don't even realize you're doing it.

Shed all that anxiety and worry over what may or may not happen.

Put all these things away in your mental closet. You have the opportunity every day to change that wardrobe. Perhaps it'll be a small change. Perhaps you'll do a complete makeover.

Shed the old you. Today you are the new you. Tomorrow you'll be a new you again.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Personal Entries

Two new entries have been posted on Speaking Your Peace. Please take a moment to read them and respond if you wish.

Creating Rituals and Ceremonies

Give your life meaning in your accomplishments, rare events, or milestones.

We naturally commemorate birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, births, and deaths. We need this as a part of the process of where to put these moments in our memories. It helps to have some sort of ritual to adhere all the emotions and thoughts surrounding an event.

No matter how small, how unusual, or how intangible, create rituals and ceremonies in your life. You grant yourself and others the opportunity to be valid and real. You give a space to feel. You ground your experiences to the real world around you.

It may seem silly at first, but try to create something new for yourself. It might be a commemoration for kicking an old habit, turning over a new leaf, crying over something in the past, burning an old artifact. Give yourself the opportunity to process your life in a new way. Ask your closest friends or relatives to join you in a ceremony. Invite your circle to celebrate or recognize a moment for you.

Do what feels sacred, special, sentimental, or serious.

Technical Question

I know I've heard others mention it...but is it my counter or something else that is causing the pop-ups?