“Ego says, ‘Once everything falls into place, I’ll find peace.’ Spirit says, ‘Find peace, and then everything will fall into place.’”
By Marianne Williamson
Oh, boy does this one ever hit home. I think of my daydreaming about winning the lottery: in so many ways I am telling myself that once I win, everything will be ok; once I win, I’ll be happy. In other words I’ll be at peace. So, what I’m telling the universe is I am not at peace and the universe conspiring to make true what I say I am, which is not at peace, not rich, not secure, not free, nor happy. Well, F*** me! If I ever needed more proof that the laws of attraction work, here it is. I’m getting exactly what I am giving out. I’m getting more of what I lack, because that’s all I imagine, visualize, identify with, and feel. So, how do I change that?
The first step is acknowledging that I’m doing it whenever I do it and then replacing the thought-feelings with what I want instead. The second step is to move one to other things. Let it go. Like worry’s inability to change anything, I must change my focus from lack to want. Not as simple as it sounds? Possibly. As Ford famously said, if you believe you can’t, you are probably right. Well, he said something like that, I think. Anyway, I get the point and I hope you do too. Habits change by replacing them with better habits. I want peace, so I must find peace. That singleminded focus will get me there and then all the side benefits of inner peace will come to.