I was looking for a greeting card. Browsing the display stand I picked up an attractive handmade one. On the front was a photograph of what appeared to be two beautiful water lillies. One flower sat upright, the other was face down. “Hmm… strange”, I thought. “I don’t get it!” Then it dawned on me. I was looking at an example of the most perfect reflection. Was it for real? How was this stunning reflection captured? Turning over the card, I read what the photographer had written on the back. “Stillness: an essential element of reflection.”
The photographer was correct. To capture such a perfect reflection, there had to be no disturbance– no wind, rain or movement of any kind. Ultimate tranquility had to be present. This gave me a clue about how to experience peace of mind. It’s achieved by thinking of reflection from a spiritual standpoint.
The Bible says that each person has been made in the image and likeness of Spirit. You and I can thus be thought of as the reflection of divine Spirit. So as Spirit is calm, we reflect calmness in our day-to-day activities. As Spirit is tranquil, so we reflect tranquility every moment. As the reflection of Spirit, neither time-pressures, fear, illness, or danger has the power to disturb our mental or physical wellbeing.
So if you feel troubled or ill at ease, here’s what you can do to achieve peace of mind.
1. Take a moment to get thought quiet and steady. Be still, and think from a spiritual standpoint. Remember there’s a connection between spirituality, thought and feeling composed.
2. Say “Peace, be still” to worrying thoughts and anxious feelings.
3. Affirm, for example, “I am Spirit’s calm reflection, thus I can remain peaceful, serene”.
Affirming this reminds you that it’s possible to stay spiritually poised when getting the family ready for the day, driving the car, or meeting challenges at work. You are able to reflect Spirit’s wisdom and peace in every situation. Stillness is an essential element of reflection. It’s inspiration from a greeting card that’s worth remembering.
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