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Guide Lines for Living
This Week's quote from
Guide Lines
to
SUCCESS
by K. Bradford Brown

   We live life
      like a poker player
        holding four aces
           and then
              saying "pass"
                 when it's our
                    turn to bet.

Dr. K. Bradford Brown,
now deceased,  is the
Co-founder of the
More To Life Kairos Foundation and More To Life program.  An organization dedicated to overcoming separateness and developing human potential while  enhancing the quality of people's lives.  The Guide Lines are  books of thought provoking quotes  on Relationships, Feelings, Success, Love, Creativity, and Spirituality.

There are certain concepts or universal truths about human life that, if understood and practiced, can lead to more personal inner peace and ultimately a more peaceful world.  Making these truths become common knowledge among all people is the mission of Living in Peace so that we will have a more peaceful world.

Universal Truths That Living in Peace
Wants to Make Common Knowledge in the World

  1. Our emotions and feelings are not caused by the events in our lives, but rather by the mindís interpretation of those events.
     
  2. We can learn to hear our mindís interpretation of events and thereby learn to catch or intercept the reaction of undesirable emotions and feelings.
     
  3. Most of what our minds say to us when interpreting events is either false or questionable, because at a very early age our minds decided how life, people, and events were.  Beliefs, expectations, and judgments were then set in place that often were not based on facts or reality and do not serve us as adults.
     
  4. Consciously telling the truth to ourselves about our mind's interpretations of events, and then choosing a new path based on this truth, is one of the easiest ways to maintain inner peace.
     
  5. Our self-worth is not dependent upon anything external to us.  We have it because we are.
     
  6. People hold on to resentments because there is an illusion that we get something for doing so.
     
  7. There is great cost to us and to society for holding on to our resentments.
     
  8. Forgiving someone or something that we hold resentment toward does not mean we are saying it is OK that they did what we are resenting them for.  It simply means that we will no longer hold ill will toward them.
     
  9. Forgiveness is something that we do for ourselves and not necessarily something we are doing for those we have resented.
     
  10. Self-forgiveness is an important step toward inner peace.
     
  11. A peaceful soul does not hold anger, resentment, fear, intolerance, or prejudice.
     
  12. In every event in life there is an opportunity for growth and a chance to get closer to that which sources us.
     
  13. Having inner peace is a choice and every time we find ourselves out of sync with an intention of living in peace, we have a choice of how we want to live.
     
  14. There is great power in our thoughts and we attract to us what we think.

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