Posts Tagged ‘peace’

ARTICLE – The Inner Peace of Gratitude

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

 

According to Wikipedia, "the systematic study of gratitude within psychology only began around the year 2000, possibly because psychology has traditionally been focused more on understanding distress rather than understanding positive emotions." Given that, it makes sense that we are still learning about how to feel grateful. 
 
In my experience, it is definitely a practice. There are times that gratitude comes easy for me, and there are times that it can be hard to muster it up. 
 
It is worth the effort though, as empirical findings show that grateful people are more likely to have higher levels of happiness and lower levels of stress and depression.
 
Statistics from World Poverty report that "if you have a full fridge, clothes on your back, a roof over your head and a place to sleep, you are wealthier than 75% of the world's population.  As we prepare for this Thanksgiving holiday here in the US, I imagine that many of those refrigerators are overflowing. 
 
Gratitude is a perspective, and so it is a choice to feel grateful. When you review the evidence above, it seems like it should be second nature to feel grateful.
 
And, even with all the evidence, there are times in my life where it can be difficult to choose it. For example, when I have worked diligently on a project and the result is "less than" what I wanted, I often choose disappointment. And then I collect all sorts of evidence to support my disappointment. This, too, is my choice.
 
How do I shift from disappointment to gratitude?
 
  • PAUSE and feel where the tension is in my body, because disappointment always equals tension in my  body
  • Acknowledge the tension and breathe into it with the intention of releasing and relaxing
  • Remind myself that life is a series of experiences and it is ALWAYS my choice how to respond and learn from them 
  • Become present with the moment…note the food in the fridge, the clothes on my back, the home I am living in, and the bed I get to sleep in
  • Smile at my human-ness, and embrace the wild journey of life…living an organic and orgasmic life, that is.
 
May you find the gratitude in simple things today…being able to take another breath and experience another amazing day on this planet!
 
:-)
 
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ARTICLE – Self-Love is Always the Answer

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

 

"Love is in need of love…" Thank you for those words Stevie Wonder. And I would tweek it slightly to say that love is in need of Self-Love today. How can we allow our bodies to become unhealthy, overweight, and stressed out, if we truly love ourselves? 

When you love something outside of yourself, consider how you treat it? Whether it be your partner, child, friend, or home, you are focused on protecting, nurturing and caring for your precious ones and things. Some care for their things before they care for people, and that is yet another way we distract ourselves from Self-Love. 

 
My journey with chronic pain for 26 years, a condition where my body is attacking it's own tissue, was how I got in touch with the depth of my feelings of unworthiness. It has only been the last few years that I have discovered the path to living organically and orgasmically includes loving myself up, no matter what the circumstances. Whenever I do something I consider "really stupid," I go to the mirror and look myself right in the eyes and connect with what an amazing human being I am. There is nobody else like me, or you, or you…:)
 
It is only our past stories that keep us in denying Self-Love. Your history is just that…history. We can change history at any moment we choose to do so. Women are so use to loving outside of themselves. The problem with that is that we easily blame outside of ourselves when we don't feel good about what is created in our lives. We are the architects of each and every day. Never forget that. I've designed a life that has me keeping a piece of my heart for ME and ME only so there is always something left in my LOVE tank. 
 
I've learned a process for removing the obstacles of our past history and creating a new groove of Self-Love in which to live. It is the 5 Ps to peace, passion, and pleasure. These simple steps to create transformation in your inner world, will show you how to discover beauty and sexuality within, and live the life you deserve from a place of Self-Love. Review the whole article HERE
 
For now, let me summarize:
 
PAUSE: Get out of the vicious cycle
PONDER:  Sensuality
PAINT: A new story/vision for your life
PENETRATE: Deeper wisdoms within
POP: Your magnificent self out in the world
 
"I don't like myself, I am crazy about myself." – Mae West (American actress and sex symbol from 1892 – 1980)
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ARTICLE: The 5 Ps to Peace, Passion, and Pleasure

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

 

How many Ps can you find in this article?  I'm feeling in a childlike mood today. :)

 

Penelope Piper Paused, Pondered, Planned, Prospected and Popped so that she could bring her Peaceful, Passionate and Pleasured self out into the world. 

 

And so it goes in the world of organic and orgasmic.

 

Are we having fun yet? When is the last time you felt like life was rolling along without conflicts or worries? How do you suppose the laws of attraction work when we feel worry?

 

Okay, Coach Betty, enough with the questions! Many of my clients say enough, just tell me what to do and how to feel. Sorry, it is an inside job, and Pausing and Pondering these questions will help you find that place. How you Plan the rest of your life could be quite a bit different than your current path. 

 

This is actually a 5-part proven system that you can begin to implement today, in this moment, without Purchasing a thing to begin on the Path of Peace, Passion, and Pleasure which are the Ps that follow the Os of Organic and Orgasmic. Sometimes, I am just too clever.

 

Let me cut to the chase with step 1. The only way to begin the path to peace, passion and pleasure is Pausing in the moment and paying attention to your senses. Sensuality is not something you can multi-task through. You must get off the hamster wheel of whatever cycle you are in the midst of, and give yourself as little as 30 seconds or 10 breaths to notice your solar plexus or 3rd chakra area. That is really all there is to understand step 1, Pause.

 

The 2nd step of Ponder is all about what you felt when you Paused. If your upper belly is tense and tight, you are in some state of worry. Breathe deeper into that tightness and assure your body that you are going to find ways to make peace and relax.

 

The 3rd step of Planning is to design ways to get to your inner beauty, sexuality, and peace. The common Prescription is to breathe for 30 seconds and notice your 3rd chakra 3 times a day, when you open your eyes in the morning, after lunch, and before you close your eyes at night. Simple as that and remember all the 3s….3rd step, 3rd chakra, 3(0) seconds and 3 times a day. Design little tricks to remind and re-program your brain.

 

After this becomes automatic, then you are ready for steps 4 and 5. Prospecting for your unique magnificence and popping that out into the world can be tricky for you to do for yourself. Remember Marianne Williamson’s famous quote “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate, our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.” I have personally experienced the fear of looking my power right in the eye and shrinking back from it. I repeatedly go back through steps 1-3, and more keeps popping out. It is very important to surround yourself with people who see you in all your beauty and sexuality, magnificence, wisdom, or whatever words for which you want to be known. 

 

Don’t let Penelope Piper have all the fun!  Pop it out there!

 

 

 

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WOA Radio Show #2 – Perspectives on Peace

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

Our second full radio show…

This show features musician and dancer, Yvette Summers with a beautiful approach to peace.  See her picture below performing with her band, Chekere.  Clive Friedman, a dentist from London, Ontario and Karen Carlson, a nurse practitioner from Seattle Washington also share their views to help give you lots of ideas about achieving and  maintaining peace in your home and life.  Enjoy!

Listen now…




Next week is Jill Bolte Taylor, brain scientist who learned that inner peace is located in the right side of your brain.   Don’t miss it!

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