"Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence."
~from Desiderata by Max Ehrmann
The beginning lines of this poem always remind me to slow down, to take a moment to find peace within myself. In our busy lives, it is especially important to take a break from the noise and the haste. It is important to give yourself the time and space necessary to go inside yourself and reconnect with your inner peace. For it is from this inner peace that we are able to create solutions to our life's challenges, and connect with that wise part of ourselves that knows what we need most to be happy and successful.
This week: Take just 10 minutes every day somewhere peaceful. Turn off the T.V., radio and iPod. Shut the door on interruptions. Breathe deeply and connect with your inner peace. Although this may seem difficult, do it anyway. Notice what a moment's peace can do to replenish your spirit.
Linda Pucci, Ph.D. is a psychologist, life coach and trainer at Inner Resource Center, LLC in Maryville, TN. She is committed to helping people overcome the obstacles to their success and happiness, and to create lives of meaning and authenticity. For more information or free personal growth resources, go to http://www.InnerResourceCenter.com .