Choosing Peace


We are making hundreds of choices
in every given moment,
although we are moving so quickly
that we barely notice any of them.
The way we breathe,
the way we move,
where we look,
how we speak,
how we think,
what we give our attention to—
just to name a few.
These past few weeks,
rife with uncertainty
and volatility,
I have come to realize
in a deep, visceral way
how much my choices matter
and how conscious I need to be
of what I’m choosing in any given moment.
Sure, I’m supposed to be out
of this house by July 15,
sure I have no idea
where I’ll live,
sure I haven’t even begun packing yet;
sure there are so many unknowns…
If I focus on any of that,
I’ll drive myself into a panic attack
in an instant.
Instead I can choose to see
that in this moment I am safe.
I can choose to condition my nervous system
to really know
that in this moment all is well.
One day at a time
the answers will become clear;
one way or another
I will cross the bridge
from this old place of sad memories
to a newer, better life
for me and my children.
In any given moment,
the choice is clear.
I choose peace.

8 responses »

  1. Praying for you and sending love your way… it may feel unbearable right now but if you could begin to feel in your body the feeling of excitement and relief for finding the perfect place to move, if you write down your best case scenario for this situation and read it out loud as if it is already done, if you start to visualize things working out perfectly, I believe that you are going to see a huge shift in your life, I’ve done this recently and it really worked for me… I’m not sure if you’ve tried any of these methods yet but I have and I’m only suggesting them because they have worked and continue to work in my life… you are totally right in choosing peace in the moment and I pray that things work out in your favor and that you are blessed with great avalanches of abundance right now under Gods Grace and in perfect ways 🙏🏾

    • Thank you so much, friend. I appreciate the reminder that these methods exist. Sometimes I get so caught up in the drama that I forget I can choose how I envision my future. Have you read the work of Dr. Joe Dispenza? He teaches us to harness the power of positive emotions to heal our bodies and minds and to align ourselves with our greater potentialities. It can seem like such a huge task to be positive when life feels chaotic, but making that choice to have faith in a better outcome and acting from faith is so much more life affirming and generative than focusing on everything that could go wrong. I believe that your comment is a sign that grace is active in my life. Thank you for being a part of the bigger plan. 🙏🏻❤️✨🌈

      • Sorry I’m so late getting back to you but I want to thank you because I was on YouTube just now and I watched a really amazing interview, but I didn’t know who the guy was and at the end of the video it said that the guy being interviewed was Joe Dispenza and I immediately thought of you! I really needed to hear what he was saying, he was saying a lot of things that I already kind of know and practice but his explanations of these practices were palatable to me in a new way… so I thank you for mentioning him because I know that is the reason his interview came up on my YouTube feed! I figured you already knew about this stuff but sometimes we all just need a little reminder when we’re in the midst of chaos… I know I do. Still sending love and positive energy your way, and I thank you for being part of the bigger plan as well, we’re all in this together! 🙏🏾♥️😊

      • Yay, I love this. Thank you for sharing this story with me. That’s some synchronicity for you! And the reason that stuff resonated with you is because you already innately knew it, from what you desribed before. Keep up the good work, friend! 🙏🏻❤️✨🌈

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