Our Moral Compass Podcast (Episode 305): The Key To Achieving Peace

Welcome to the Our Moral Compass Podcast. Each daily reading focuses on a different quote on how we can best apply it to our own moral compass and one of the five areas in Social Emotional Learning: Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, Relationship Skills and Responsible Decision Making. Thank you for listening and we hope you consider subscribing to the podcast for future episodes.

The Key To Achieving Peace

“Think peace, live peace, and breathe peace and you’ll get it as soon as you like.”

-John Lennon

The late John Lennon who was known for being a part of the legendary band The Beatles and also was an advocate for peace during the Vietnam War comes to us today with a quote that shows us that when it comes down to it, we have more control over our thoughts than we think. And it all starts with our decision making capabilities to do so especially when it comes to wanting more peace in our lives and in the world.

When we think peace certain images or things come to mind to help us feel more centered. It may be thoughts of our family or things in general that make us happy like thinking of the beauty that nature has to offer. Just picture yourself sitting on a blanket by the ocean watching the waves crash over and over or even just closing your eyes just to hear that same sound picturing in your mind that same scenery. If you have never done that I recommend that you try it some time or even use the feature on the Calm App or even go to YouTube to see what I’m talking about-it really brings peace to the forefront. When we live or breathe peace it is through our actions that helps to bring forth that inner peace. This can be through meditating, journaling, listening to music or exercising. I find for me that meditating in particular first thing in the morning helps me to clear my mind and set myself on the right path for the day.

In an article written by The Positivity Blog there are nine things that we can do today to bring forth peace and calmness to our lives. They are:

  • Setting limits
  • Finding a relaxing technique that works for us
  • Don’t make mountains out of molehills
  • Slow down
  • Declutter your world, declutter your mind
  • Accept and let go
  • Escape for a little while
  • Do one thing at a time
  • Solve a problem that is weighing you down
  • If we are intentional in our decision making skills to think, live and breathe peace then that inner peace we are searching for is right around the corner.

    What does this quote mean to you and how can you apply today’s message towards developing your responsible decision making skills?

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    “Relaxing Piano Music” by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
    License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

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