Protect Your Peace
by Lucy Del Gaudio
A few days, I asked a friend if I could do anything for them, what could I do and they said, “Help Me Find Peace.” I was surprised by the response but also understood what they were saying.
Peace is something we completely take for granted. Today’s world, filled with social media and negativity, the thoughts of the “light at the end of the tunnel” seem to often be unreal. The last few years, I learned to be more at peace with myself and not be at war with my thoughts. Trust me, at times, my peace is disturbed and it’s hard to shake; but, I’ve learned different ways of protecting myself from people and situations that aren’t good for my peace.
What do I do to Protect My Peace?
Meditate – I meditate everyday… at least 3 times a day. I try to give myself at least 5-15 minutes of peaceful practice to gather my thoughts.
I leave the negative of yesterday in the past and start my day as a fresh new page. This one was super tough. Negative Nelly, as one friend calls me. I had to tell myself that there’s nothing I can do or change with the negative in my path. Let it go, and give yourself peace to start a new page.
I run. Lucy, a few years ago, would have told you that she does not run. Lucy, today, tells you I love running. It offers me so much. It gives me time to think of my day and time to myself which is so important. When I run with “the tribe” it gives me a chance to talk about things going on, and talking to others is so important. When running by myself, I created a playlist of songs that make me feel good- but songs of my soundtrack of life. On my off days, I give myself time to practice yoga. It soothes the soul and makes me feel peaceful.
I nurture my creative side by reading, writing and appreciating different styles of art. For someone with dyslexia, reading can at times be challenging- but I love to read. I actually read multiple books at the same time. I have several books that I read every year, and I love getting recommendations about what to read.
I write in multiple journals about everything. It allows me to tell the universe how I’m feeling without judgement. As other arts – going to see concerts and eat great meals with “the spouse” always makes me peaceful. Going to the MOMA and sitting in front of Monet’s Waterlilies is one of the most peaceful places for me. I find myself doing that often without people knowing.
Protecting your peace can look completely different than mine, but you get the gist of it. Being at peace with YOU, and making sure YOU are your first peaceful priority, will make you radiate peace to others.
Be kind to yourself.. give yourself those moments you need.
May the peace in me, be the peace within you.
Thank you, Lucy, for this wonderful, peace-filled inspiration. I absolutely love when synchronicities occur and we follow up on our hunches, we pay attention to our intuition, our thoughts, or simply acknowledge our connection and interdependence. Darlings, this piece was inspired by one of Lucy’s post, which simply said: Protect Your Peace. Just as I was getting ready to scroll down, the thought that it would make a good blog crossed my mind. Instead of allowing it to be fleeting thought, I wrote it in the comments. Conversely, instead of just glossing over it, Lucy responded saying that she thought so too. So…I told her to “get on it.” And, she did! And now, her lovely blog is out there for whomever needs it. Isn’t it just magical?
I love the exchange of energies and how we either raise the peaceful vibration of the collective consciousness, or we succumb to destructive, negative and low vibrational thoughts, words and actions. Which will you choose? Oh, and by the way, how do YOU protect your peace?
Inhale Love & Light…Exhale Grace & Gratitude, JTC