When life is just a little bit too hard to enjoy, turn to these affirmations for peace to help you reconnect with what’s important. Since we’re always affirming what’s true for us, we can look to our internal dialogue to see how connected we feel—to ourselves, to others, and to life. This is an affirmation to restore that connection and enhance our ability to enjoy ourselves, others, and the whole process of life as it’s unfolding.
“Ego says, ‘Once everything falls into place, I’ll feel peace.’ Spirit says, ‘Find your peace, and then everything will fall into place.’” – Marianne Williamson
If I asked you to look to the ruminations swirling about in your head at any given moment where you’re feeling overwhelmed, frustrated, or doubtful, what would you see? What statements would shine through when you shined your awareness on your thought patterns?
The first step in anything is awareness. That’s how we cut through the fog, see solutions, and make changes that matter.
For example, I’m writing this without knowledge of where it’s going to end up. I don’t know if it’s going to turn out good, nevermind up to my own standards. I am willing, however, to trust the writing process as it’s unfolding, which means I’m open to things not turning out exactly as I expect them to because I’m letting go of my expectations a little bit.
It feels really good to release the ruminations and sit in the present moment, open to what’s here.
With a little more awareness, it’s a lot easier to recognize the patterns in our head. These patterns are conditioned responses to the world around us, either making us feel good about who we are and what we’re experiencing or just the opposite.
It’s possible to be at peace when life gives you every reason to feel stressed, anxious, doubtful, or regretful.
“I trust life” isn’t wishy-washy optimism, but a purposeful direction of mind and heart. It’s a statement of clarity, one that recognizes our own power in any circumstance to experience life differently and contribute another quality to the world around us.
Repeating this positive affirmation for peace will guide you back home, to yourself, where you can make another decision to live how you want to live, regardless and maybe even because of what is happening around you.
Here are five “mini affirmations” based on that initial declaration of trust to help us renew our vows of peace through the power of our own self-talk. It all starts inside.
5 Positive Affirmations for Peace to Transform Your Internal Dialogue
1. “I Trust the Process.”
When we’re crying over traffic jams and spilled milk, remember this affirmation for peace: “I trust the process.” Everything is a process. We’re told to enjoy the journey because life IS a journey; the destination is in each step.
There’s beauty in pain, joy through healing, and compassion because of suffering; all of that feels like love. The more we intend to trust life, the deeper our connection to the presence of love grows, and the more solid we feel in turbulent waters.Even the most tragic situations can be transformed into something beautiful. Click To Tweet
2. “Peace Is My Priority.”
Saying that we trust life means that we can be at peace with what is, even if we aren’t familiar with it or fond of it. Deciding to choose peace above anything could mean that we stop letting someone else control how we feel, or that we don’t look to our circumstances for self-worth.
Peace is where another chance begins, a new door opens, and we’re open enough to see something we probably would’ve missed if we were too consumed by the war inside our head.Peace is a journey that must be taken one step at a time. Click To Tweet
3. “I Am Open to This Moment.”
I find it kind of interesting that when I sit back and allow life to do its thing without my worrisome interference, the element of presence is awakened. I trust life, and so I feel like it’s okay to relax a little bit, just enough so that I can actually be here, right now, as I am, to feel life work through me.
Our presence contains a quality of trust; we are fully in the Now, present with all that’s here without disruptive other-oriented thoughts (other meaning the past or the future, what’s not here with us right now).
Total presence feels really, really good. It feels like being alive, awake, which is why I think we’re here.
4. “I Am Connected to What Matters.”
We’re intrinsically connected to every ounce of love we’ve ever given and received. We are eternally tied to the ones we love and have loved and will love. Love, I believe, is what matters most at the “end” of a lifetime.
Also: We’re already on the path to who we can and might be.
A sense of deep connection to what matters (love, peace, joy, creativity, beauty) comes way more easily when we’re in a state of trust, aligned with how life is, open to the unknown. We can see with more clarity how we can enjoy ourselves as we stand right in the middle of the process.
Something I notice when I choose to trust instead of worry is that I’m connected to the people I love who I lost, and so they’re not lost at all—not in the way that matters most. I realize that my dreams are woven into the very fabric of my being; I believe in the person I can be because I am tethered to her.
Trusting the life energy that moves through us lets us move through the world with more confidence, clarity, compassion, and creativity.We don't need to see the light at the end of the tunnel when we carry a lantern in our heart. Click To Tweet
5. “I Am a Living, Breathing Example of the Kind of World I Want to Live In.”
Why wait for someone else to show you how to smile through the tears? Why wait for the world to comfort your heartaches? Why wait for your career to open up, for your friend to apologize, or for a winning lottery ticket to enjoy life?
If we keep waiting for the world to be the way we want it to be without contributing the very thing we wish was present, we’ll be waiting a long time…
Trusting life tends to empower a more purposeful present moment. We see the world the way it is, the way it has been, and the way it could be with a little less judgment. We just see the possibilities, and we understand that not all possibilities can be seen.
Life responds to us, as well. We can make a greater impact on the world when we’re conscious of the quality of energy we’re contributing. What if we don’t like what we see around us? We can either complain and add to what we see, hate and fuel what we don’t like, or intentionally bring in something different.
You are not just a response to what happens; you are an example of what can be brought to life.
You are an example of how you want the world to be for you, as am I. What we contribute, we harvest. No, we may not be able to control the world and everyone in it, but that’s not our job. Our task is to control what we put into the world with a consciousness that transcends what’s already there.
We might see pain, but we can bring relief. We might see destruction, but we can be the builders. We bring to life on earth the energy we ourselves would like to live in.The energy we bring is the energy we live in. Click To Tweet
Please share your favorite sentiments from these affirmations for peace, any of your own healing words, or stories of renewed peace with me in the comments.
Spread peace on earth; send this affirmation to a friend to let them know you’re with them.
Carry your own lantern today, one that can’t be touched by anyone else, anything else, or anywhere else.
P.S. If you’re ever in the darkness, lost in your own head and disconnected from your heart, know that you can always reach out to me. I don’t have all the answers, but I am here, I’ve been there more than once, and even if your situation is totally different than anything I’ve been through, I’ll be a friend through it.