Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Finding peace in todays world

I know how stressful life is nowadays.  As we move closer to the end, Satan has taken control and Christian's find themselves under fire and stressed out.  We have to find peace and carry it with us.

1.  Read and study the scriptures daily.  Its a great way to start your day.  6 1/2 pages a day will allow you to read the entire Bible, Book of Mormon, D&C and pearl of great price each year.  Knowing the scriptures from daily study periods will help us to Know our Savior and know His Holy Spirit as it touches our life and guides us.

2  Prayer.  Deep personal prayer, family prayer, having a constant prayer in your heart as you go through the day.  Heavenly Father knows us and knows whats going on but it is up to us to let Him know how we feel we are doing and what we feel our needs are.  Open the door and you will find peace.

3.  Listening to good music and movies calms our spirit and helps us find peace.  You can know listen to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir 24/7 online free of charge:

4.   Change your perspective.  Focus on wonderfulness, ignore pettiness.  Focus on positive things.  Choose your attitude and take time to train your mind to always turn to positive thoughts.

5.  Realize that problems will always be there.  Throw all your problems into the problem bucket and deal with things on your own time as they come.  There will always be problems in the problem bucket but slow down and just deal with them as they come.   Its not ever what happens to us.  Its always how we react to what happens to us.

6.  Practice Positive Thinking.  Ask the right questions when dealing with problems.  Questions are often more valuable than answers.  Ask yourself "What is good about this?"  Change your perspective!

7.  Ask yourself the right questions!  What is good about this?  How can I do XXX and enjoy the process?  Your brain will figure out how to make it work.  Ask empowering questions!

8.  Its not about failure.  It's ALWAYS about getting back up.    Make your environment conducive to success.  You get in life what you focus on.  What ever you want, you must focus on it and then and only then will you achieve what you want.  

9.  Close your eyes and put your hands on your heart.  Focus on your heart and breathe slowly in.  Breathe deeply.  Slowly exhale.  Repeat 2 or 3 times and then slowly open your eyes.  This should act to slower your mind and body down.  Relax and move slower.

10.  Remember the scriptures you read each day and ponder them and pray about them.  Slowing down and dealing with things at a slower rate and prayer, pondering and scripture study will bring you peace to help you through the hard times.

Remember in Christ we can do all things.  Have faith and find peace.


1 comment:

  1. Such good advise Cherlynn. I try to do all of these things but haven't tried No 9 yet but will give it a go. Concentrating on Scripture certainly has a calming effect.
    Blessings Gail.