What is abundantly clear from the new brain research is that inner peace is brain power. It wires our brain for health, success and happiness. Stress and anxiety do the exact opposite.
But cultivating inner peace doesn’t mean we’ll never be upset. Ironically, it often involves being at peace with not-being-at-peace. Peace is a mental martial art that embraces instead of resisting an upset for the power of embracing to soften hard feelings, shift stress reactions, and restore the skillfulness that succeeds with difficulties.
So, I have decided over the next 52 days to go for a black belt in inner peace by diligently embracing upsets more and resisting them less. Each day I’ll post 2 or 3 sentences to report my progress. Here is post #1: