Date : 2008-12-15
BREW MONDAY INSPIRATION
Kirk Byron Jones
GIVE YOURSELF PEACE
How often have you let the same behavior, often by the same person, upset you over and
over again? Think about it for a moment. Who's most to blame for this unrest in your life? You
are. This person has proven to you time and time again that they tend to behave in this way.
Why do you let them repeatedly agitate you with the same matter? The real truth is
that they are not upsetting you; you are upsetting yourself by choosing to react the
same way in response to someoneís known predictable behavior.
Hereís an affirmation that will continually cultivate peace in your life:
"I canít change the actions of others, but I can manage my own responses to their
In light of this liberating affirmation, try this advanced response strategy. Use the past to
change your future. Since you already know in advance that a person is likely to behave in a
certain way (perhaps in spite of repeated requests from you to act otherwise.), change your
response in advance. Decide ahead of time that no matter what, you will not be upset by a
known likely behavior. Claim your peace in advance. See yourself at peace before the assault
on your peace begins, while it is occurring, and after it has ended. Imagine this in your mind
several times. Now, if the behavior actually occurs in the future (and it may not, people don't
always act in ways we believe they will) you are prepared. Simply live your prepared-in-
advance peaceful response.
In these trying economic times, please send the following to persons who may be re-evaluating their purpose in life.
WORRIED ABOUT YOUR FUTURE?
DON'T BE OVERCOME BY FEAR;
OPEN YOUR MIND TO NEW POSSIBILITIES
READ HOLY PLAY: THE JOYFUL ADVENTURE OF UNLEASHING YOUR DIVINE PURPOSE