The Choice is Yours; Inner Peace Awaits

Hate to choose things.
So much pressure is self-imposed, you can’t get away from making choices sometimes. Yet, I want to decide which of the following have more bearing on my Soul.
Want to choose for me?
 All right, I’ll pick two of the following. *See if your guesses (your favorites) match mine and how I rank them.

Symptoms of Inner Peace

(by Saskia Davis author unknown)

  • A tendency to think and act spontaneously rather than on fears based on past experience

  • An unmistakable ability to enjoy the moment

  • A loss of interest in judging other people

  • A loss of interest in judging self

  • A loss of interest in interpreting the actions of others

  • An inability to worry (this is a very serious symptom!)

  • Frequent overwhelming episodes of appreciation

  • Frequent acts of smiling

  • An increasing tendency to let things happen rather than to make them happen

  • An increased susceptibility to the love extended by others as well as the uncontrollable urge to extend it.

(Printed from “A Personal Peace Process: EFT and TAT, Sarah O’Doherty, M.Ed — “Wellness Energy Tools”) 
 (* — 1, Smile more ; 2, Enjoy the moment; 3, Let things happen; 4, Don’t judge others; 5, Don’t judge Self; 6, Don’t interpret actions of others; 7, Act spontaneously; 8, Appreciate more frequently; 9, Extend Love; 10, Stop the worry.)
[Ok. I lied. I chose all, and ranked them. So sue me already]

(Note; A few hours after this “went to press” I got a “news bulletin” identifying the author — Saskia Davis. The original poem is here: http://www.symptomsofinnerpeace.net)

7 comments on “The Choice is Yours; Inner Peace Awaits

  1. Tina says:

    Oh, I so have to borrow this. I’ll include all the copyright info and urls and the like… but oh boy, oh boy, this came right on time.

    Thanks.

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  2. saradode says:

    By George I think I’ve got it (inner peace, that is)!! What EVER shall I do about it?!!! 🙂

    This is great–thank you, Michael and Saskia (such a beautiful name–of course it makes me think of Rembrandt!).

    Nancy
    http://saradode.wordpress.com

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  3. […] J Contos passes on this beautiful list of symptoms of Inner peace at Contoveros’ Blog .   Which one would you choose? Possibly related posts: (automatically generated)I’m Okay, […]

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  4. mittaipink says:

    Thank you for re -listing the symptoms of inner peace. And Saskia DAvis too for thinking it all out. Wonderfully inspiring. I think if we have 2) then the rest follows.

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  5. I ran across this “Symptoms of Inner Peace” a long time ago, and loved it! Thanks for bringing it into the present, Michael.

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  6. Saskia Davis says:

    Hello, Michael,
    What a delightful presentation of the “SYMPTOMS OF INNER PEACE” excerpt!

    I am responding to “Author Unknown.” I am she!

    Your posting is part of a slightly longer piece which can be found at http://www.symptomsofinnerpeace.net, along with history, copyright with reprint permission info and a beautiful poster bearing the SYMPTOMS OF INNER PEACE™ (© 1984) message.

    Having visited the sites you have listed, it is exciting to see all your cross-contamination of the “symptoms”!

    I look forward to hearing from you, Michael. Thanks you for being such a fine, agent of healing!

    Saskia Davis,
    Author

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    • contoveros says:

      SYMPTOMS OF INNER PEACE
      by Saskia Davis

      A tendency to think and act spontaneously rather than on fears based on past experiences
      An unmistakable ability to enjoy each moment
      A loss of interest in judging other people
      A loss of interest in judging self
      A loss of interest in interpreting the actions of others
      A loss of interest in conflict
      A loss of ability to worry
      Frequent, overwhelming episodes of appreciation
      Contented feelings of connectedness with others & nature
      Frequent attacks of smiling
      An increasing tendency to let things happen rather than make them happen
      An increased susceptibility to love extended by others and the uncontrollable urge to extend it

      WARNING
      Be on the lookout for symptoms of inner peace. The hearts of a great many already have been exposed and it is possible that people, everywhere, could come down with it in epidemic proportions. This could pose a serious threat to what, up to now, has been a fairly stable condition of conflict in the world.

      If you have some or all of the above symptoms, be advised that your condition of inner peace may be too far advanced to be curable. If you are exposed to anyone exhibiting any of these symptoms, remain exposed only at your own risk
      © 1984.

      (The above is the original SYMPTOMS OF INNER PEACE by Saskia Davis. You can read more at the Inner Peace site at: at http://www.symptomsofinnerpeace.net,

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