September 26, 2010

Today is International Peace Day. I’m going to join A Million Minutes For Peace, and pause for one minute at noon and pray for peace. Although I don’t know that what I’ll do could really be defined as praying — I won’t be petitioning Anyone for anything. I’ll be finding peace in myself, feeling and experiencing that peace, then emanating it.

The emanating part is inevitable. We’re always emanating, whether we’re conscious of it or not. Choosing the quality of energy you want to emanate means choosing the quality of energy you want to experience, and then actually experiencing it. In my one minute “prayer” today, I’ll experience peace, and thus, inevitably, I’ll emanate it. With practice, I’ll be able to do it for more than a minute at a time!

You can always choose what you want to emanate. When you don’t consciously choose, your emotional response to life tends to be habitual and automatic, tends to be from the past rather than the present. Ask yourself throughout this day, “What am I choosing to feel right now? What am I emanating?”