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InnerSelf's Daily Inspiration
March 19, 2023
The focus for today's inspiration is:
Peace is my own true nature, my fundamental state of mind.
It's frustrating to believe that peace is some distant goal, attainable only by a few fortunate souls blessed with good genes, superior brain chemistry, plenty of money, or a calling as a monk. But peace has not deserted even the crankiest and busiest among us.
There's a Buddhist saying that peace is like a sun that's always shining in your heart. It's just hidden behind clouds of fear, doubt, worry, and desire that continually orient you toward the past or the future. The sun comes out only when you're in the present moment.
The most basic fact about being human is that peace is our own true nature, our fundamental state of mind.
Today's inspiration was excerpted from the InnerSelf.com article:
You Might Already Have Inner Peace and Didn't Notice
Written by Joan Borysenko
Read the complete article here.
This is Marie T. Russell, publisher of InnerSelf.com, wishing you a day of remembering that peace is your own true nature, your fundamental state of mind (today and every day)
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The focus for today: Today, I remember that peace is my own true nature, my fundamental state of mind..
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RECOMMENDED BOOK: Inner Peace For Busy People
Inner Peace For Busy People: 52 Simple Strategies for Transforming Your Life
by Joan Borysenko.
Inner Peace for Busy People consists of 52 weekly entries that are both inspirational and practical. Through story and science, spirituality and humour, readers are given simple skills to help them change their lives and attitudes to recover inner peace, one week at a time. Joan Borysenko demonstrates that you don't have to be a monk to walk your life's journey with graciousness and joy. All that is required is to pay attention, choose wisely, and live with purpose and passion.
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About the Author
Joan Borysenko, Ph.D., is one of the leading experts on stress, spirituality, and the mind/body connection. She has a doctorate in medical sciences from Harvard Medical School, is a licensed clinical psychologist, and is the cofounder and former director of the mind/body clinical programs at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School. She is an internationally known speaker and consultant in women's health and spirituality, integrative medicine, and the mind/body connection. She is the author of numerous books, including the New York Times bestseller Minding the Body, Mending the Mind.
Joan's Website is: www.JoanBorysenko.com.