One of my favorite hymns is, “Let there be Peace on Earth” written by Jill Jackson Miller and Sy Miller. The words resonate with me this year going into the New Year.┬á Here are a few of the lyrics:
Let there be peace on earth
And let it begin with me
Let There Be Peace on Earth
The peace that was meant to be.
Let peace begin with me
Let this be the moment now.
With ev’ry step I take
Let this be my solemn vow
To take each moment and live
Each moment in peace eternally.
May you feel the unlimited resource of Peace and Grace that surrounds you and choose to feel joy and excitement rather than fear or doubt. May you choose to be at peace with self so you may emanate peace and extend it to others. For it is in your acceptance of the present and choosing equanimity in the here and now that you can find solace from any pain, suffering, or sadness. It is in this peace-centered space of awareness you can trade anxiety for peace.