“To experience peace does not mean that your life is always blissful. It means that you are capable of tapping into a blissful state of mind amidst the normal chaos of a hectic life.” ~ Jill Bolte Taylor
No matter your circumstances, we have the ability to stay in control of our behavior and be serene in the moment. Whenever we notice that we are losing our sense of peace, we have found a fantastic guidepost that shows us something is out of balance whether that is through an addiction to discontent, anger, anxiety, shame, drama, or chaos or simply something triggered hurt, sadness, or fear of rejection and abandonment. Addictions and habits drawn to unbalance are significant conditions that rob us of peace. For lack of serenity is not just a signal of reactivity; it’s also a reinforcement, a doubling down that creates constant ripples of reactivity pulling you even further from your serenity.
We can find balance and serenity with self affirmations, praise, and reflecting internally without judgment. We can take action for our inner child the same way we would for any child placed in our care. This action cultivates an inner loving parent that nurtures not critics and sets us free from unbalance, abuse, and addiction.