I make a conscious choice to be calm and centered. In this way, I open my heart to the constancy and serenity of the Christ spirit within my soul. Inner peace places me in a state of mind that is far from a passive state. I exercise my focused will by generating a steady stream of peace. I am inwardly peaceful even when difficulties are happening.
I begin by asking myself, What is preventing me from experiencing peace right now? As I examine any false attitudes or beliefs that I uncover, I then ask, How can I look at this differently? Taking a few deep breaths, I cleanse myself of any anxiety I may have been feeling. I then move into the space of my core self, the Christ spirit within. Doing so, I choose peace.
And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.—Philippians 4:7