During the month of February, I’m teaching a class at my Church entitled, “Journey into Christian Meditation.” It’s my attempt to share a 25 year-practice of discovering peace within through silence.
In the first session, I remarked, “Both the alcoholic and the achiever want the same thing – Peace.” Some simply go about their search for peace in destructive ways that negatively impact their overall health. I also shared my morbid fascination with suicide notes. I’m always amazed to read a person’s final thoughts before taking their own lives. Can you imagine the one sentence that’s in the vast majority of all suicide notes?
Most people write, “This was my only choice.”
Options are key. We need to remind each other that there is always another way. Your emotional state dictates your ability to envision new solutions to existing problems.
I need to repeat that again!
Your emotional state dictates your ability to envision new solutions to existing problems.
Whitney Houston, Don Cornelious, Michael Jackson, Amy Whinehouse and countless others were searching for peace. Their lives should be a cautionary tale for all of us to deliberately create healthy rituals that expand our sense of peace and joy.
Quickly make a list of your top 5 healthy peace rituals.
For me the list would be reading, running, sharing, prayer and serving others.
What’s on your list?
Does it work for you?
Be open to adding new healthy activities to your peace rituals.
I’ll close with one of my favorite quotes:
“Peace is not the absence of conflict, but the presence of God no matter what the conflict.” – Anonymous
I pray that you would continue to strive for success and radiate peace that it may improve the lives of others.
Small Business Camp
TONIGHT at 9pm EST
Journey into Christian Meditation Telephone Seminar
Call-in to learn the biblical principles and practices of meditation from a Christ-centered perspective. Gain a better understanding of what the Bible has to say about meditation versus New Age thought and Eastern religions. Leave with a daily practice that will enrich your devotional life and receive the emotional, physical and spiritual benefits of meditation.
Instructor: Deacon Andrew Morrison, Abyssinian Baptist Church
Date: Tuesday, February 21st 2012
Time: 9pm-10pm EST
Register at www.BlackChurchNews.com/Seminars for the phone number to join the Meditation.
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I’m seeking educators, health care professionals and volunteers to help plan National Mentoring in Medicine Day on Saturday, April 21st, 2012. Learn more at http://teammimday.eventbrite.com/
It’s our goal to have hospitals, clinics or physicians across the country host an event at their location that exposes young people to careers in medicine. Registration for the general public and a list of events will be posted in a few weeks. For now, we need help identifying locations in your area, recruiting students and executing an event on National Mentoring in Medicine Day.
You can join our planning committee by visiting the link at http://teammimday.eventbrite.com/
We plan to have weekly conference calls on Wednesdays at 11am EST. Register at http://teammimday.eventbrite.com/ to receive the dial-in number for the call and an overview of National Mentoring in Medicine Day. The first call is set for Wednesday, February 22nd at 11am EST.
Thanks in advance for helping to inspire the next generation of health care leaders.
For the love of our children,
Mentoring in Medicine