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Peace of Mind - Week 37

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It was the 14th October and I tossed and turned in bed, a million thought rushing round my head. Desperate to find the peace of mind required to bring about deep sleep.

At the same moment 4217 miles away in Atlanta, USA, on a wet and foggy day, the crowd focus their concentration on the words of one man.

The Tibetan man bowed his head and silence fell. Finally the Dalai Lama spoke

"According to my own little experience, what I learned, when we have difficulties, our most reliable friend is our own inner feelings," he said. "Peaceful society must come from genuine inner peace."

It was now the following day and I had a million jobs to do whilst juggling my two lively children. My life style seemed hectic and I wondered what inner peace was and whether it was possible to find it in the hectic world I live. I decided to come back to the thought at a more peaceful moment!

When I return to the thought my mind drifted back to a definition poised by author Brian Tracy.


Peace of mind he suggests is defined as being

Free from anger, free from guilt and free from fear.

So I pondered maybe if I live a little more often in the moment, rather than worrying about the past or the future, guilty about what I havenít done and fruitlessly angry at what others have done.

Then perhaps Iíll be doing my bit for a peaceful society, through my own peace of mind, and you never know maybe Iíll sleep better into the bargain.

Till next week start the journey to your own peace of mind


David Gardner


 Recommended Audio CD's
By Peter Thompson
More Great CD Programs
 Think & Grow Rich - Napoleon Hill
 Good to Great - Jim Collins
 Psychology of Achievement - Brian Tracy
 Discover Your Strengths - M Buckingham
 7 Habits of Highly Effective- Stephen Covey
 Rich Dads Secrets - Robert Kiyosaki
 Maverick Mindset - John Elliot
 Vocal Power - Roger Love
 Quantum Memory - Dominic O'Brien
 Getting Things Done - David Allen
A Short History of Nearly Everything- B Bryson


 Recommended Books

 Good to Great - Jim Collins 
  7 Habits - Stephen Covey
  Discover you Strengths - M Buckingham 
  Richard Branson's Auto biography
  Brilliant Memory - Dominic O'Brien
  Think & Grow Rich -  Napoleon Hill 
  Freakonomics - Stephen Levitt
 Getting Things Done - David Allen
 The Machine That Changed the World
 Watching the English - Kate Fox
A Short History of Nearly Everything- B Bryson



The Miss World Quiz

The Road is better than the Inn

Did the Elephant Remember?

Can't See the Wood for the Trees

Dutch Courage

Talk with Relevance

Milo the Greek

A Boy called No

Bluebird - A pint of Ale &  water speed record

Visualising an Argument with Alien Bowling

Old Friends lead to New Thoughts

Bad Driver

Space Shuttle designed on a horses backside

Back to the Future

The Mexican Boatman & "Harvard MBA".

The World in Perspective

Acres of Diamonds

First impressions in 30s

The Two Minute Rule

 Noughts and Crosses

 Think and Grow Rich

 3 Blind Men & An Elephant
Someone Everyone Anyone No-one
12 Questions to High Performance
The Bee Can't Fly but No-one told the bee
The Maverick Mindset of Baseball
Three Men and a Boat
Two Cannibals & a Beautiful Girl
The Meaning of Life  
What was your name again?
Two Frogs
Is Common Sense Possible
An Architects Vision
Does Edison Turn Your Light On


Other books and CDs I've mentioned can be found here

There are loads of great audio programs at Nightingale Conant's ,web site here,