There’s been allot of discussion these days about peace between our different countries, but sometimes I think that before countries can achieve peace between themselves, the first thing they’ve got to do is to have “PEACE WITHIN.”
You’re probably wondering what the hell I’m talking about.
PEACE WITHIN is a concept that ways given to me by my Coach, Kate Walsh, (firstname.lastname@example.org). Essentially, it’s the ability to connect with that inner presence that dwells within you.
This presence is more of a spiritual presence. An inner person that lives within your conscious that speaks to you when life gets complicated.
My inner person’s name is “Father Thomas.” Why Father Thomas? Because Thomas was a doubter. A person who questioned everything before accepting it as the universal truth. Of course, Thomas also keeps me from harming myself. He warns me if I’m about to make a mistake, and most importantly, he holds me back from my wild impulses. In other words, Father Thomas keeps me out of trouble
Has Father Thomas always been with me?
Yes, he has. He introduced himself to me when I was a teenager about to lie face down on the air field runway to keep fighters from leaving the army base and flying toward Vietnam. Fortunately, I was rescued by an Army captain who bodily picked me up off the field, dumped me in his jeep, and told me that if he ever caught me on that airbase again, I could explain the whole thing to my grandfather who was buried in Arlington and explained to a Purple Heart decorated veteran why I was demonstrating in the first place.
One finger held up for the Captain.
Does everyone have a Father Thomas? Can’t answer that. You must look within you and listen for a responding voice. I just know that Father Thomas has kept me out of travel these 40 years and I’m thankful for that. He’s a warning system, plus scolding system, plus I told you so voice, and myriad other warnings that have kept me from making a complete and total fool of myself.
The Point Is
that everyone should develop an inner voice. I finally got mine back again when Kate suggested that I speak to my inner self with the words, PEACE WITHIN.
PEACE WITHIN is what I repeat to myself to get my very noisy head into a quiet space.
Does it work?
How do I know this?
For the first time in a very long time, I feel at peace. Content, and willing to live each day without worrying about what happened years ago. As Kate Walsh explains it. “We’re not here to deal with the past. I’m here to deal with your present and plan your future. For your future is tomorrow’s future. And the success of you and your business is what going to determine how you continue to face life and make the most of it.”
Well, that’s the general theme of Lillian’s Travels. You see, I cut my losses like a bad gambler cuts his money losses. I no longer deal with what has happened to me in the far distant past. It’s done. I can’t rewind. I can’t go back.
I can only keep moving forward.
And, lucky you, you get to keep moving forward as I drag you kicking and screaming into tomorrow’s future!