I am officially done my new book for women called, Embrace the 90% – How to Slay Fear, Defy your Labels and Love Yourself. In one of the final chapters, I share a quote by speaker and author Michael B. Beckwith that says, “If this experience were to last forever, what quality would have to emerge for me to have peace of mind?” This quote has changed how I show up when there is conflict around me.
There is a lot going on and some of it feels like it is lasting forever. We are still feeling the mental and physical effects of COVID, war abroad and for some of us, winter has returned. That is in addition to what our day-to-day life already throws our way. We are busy doing our jobs, running our businesses, leading teams, providing customer service and running our households! It’s a lot. People are worn out. So how can we have peace of mind in the middle of all of that?
I guess I would answer that with a question, “Despite all of the experiences that are going on around YOU, what are you doing to emerge with peace of mind?” What are you doing to grow as a person despite the experiences? How many times a day do you move your thoughts from what you can’t control to what you can?