I Choose Peace

I choose peace. There is nothing to be gained from spreading suffering. Restraint, discipline, and mindfulness are the solution to needless suffering. Those things require calm, stillness, and loving kindness.

This Affirmation Helps Me to Simplify

I choose peace. There is enough suffering in the world that I have to accept and deal with. When there are steps that I can take to reduce that suffering, I will. If suffering can be avoided, I will take that path. To simplify means to eliminate conflict and potential sources of drama from my life, to make more room for peace.

This Affirmation Helps Me to Create

I choose peace. While it is easier to sew the seeds of suffering and destruction, there is more contentment and satisfaction in acts of creation. In silence I find the tranquility and reconciliation that leads to inspiration. To create means to make things that bring me peace and joy, and promote the values that I believe in.

This Affirmation Helps Me to Thrive

I choose peace. In the calm I can embrace loving kindness, and share it freely. When there is no drama or conflict, I am able to make clearer decisions and better choices. The ability to rest and reflect allows me to function and grow. To thrive means living a life in accordance with my values, where conflict and drama aren’t allowed to cut into my joy and happiness.

I Choose Peace

There is a body of peer-reviewed work in the field of social psychology that indicates self-affirmation can reduce a person’s stress response. It doesn’t affect short-term mood or long-term self-esteem, but it does create a buffer against everyday stressors. It won’t magically make your dreams come true. You cannot change the world around you with your thoughts. Affirmations can help you to reframe your thinking and help you to focus your actions. The greatest effects come when affirmations reinforce your values and priorities.

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