for Today I want to be at Peace. I want to feel that
long needed, soothing inner peace inside my soul, inside
Just for Today I want to be at Peace. Even if it means
giving up a few things:
Even if it means giving up those little private
conversations I have with myself about other people's
driving behavior. Even if it means letting go of a ripe
opportunity to judge their selfish driving habits, and
even if it means passing up the opportunity to remind
myself of how just my values are compared to theirs.
Just For Today I want to be at Peace. I guess, even if
it means letting go of other opportunities throughout
this day to privately judge others for their
selfishness, their stupidity, their thoughtlessness. I
guess, even if it means passing up a few opportunities
to privately speculate and judge the state of the world,
and how much better off it would be if people would just
do what I know is best for everyone.
I think that I really want to be at Peace today. Even if
it means that I must let go of being right, even when I
am right. Even if it means that I have to let go of
following out my private conversations in my head about
how right I am, how logical, how rational. Even if it
means that I must let go of my inner debates on my self-esteem, my correctness, my self-consciousness, what
others think of me, how I might be appearing to others.
Even if it means that I won't have the luxury of
dwelling in my self-consciousness, self-pity, or anger.
I really like the way Peace feels. And just for today, I
want to feel some peace.
Tomorrow is another day, with plenty of opportunity to
renew my judgment of other's selfishness and
thoughtlessness, my criticisms of the world's ways, my
rightness about the inequality in the world, my
obsessive private conversations about my ego and what
other's think of me.
Just because I miss a few opportunities for that today,
there will still be plenty of opportunity for that
tomorrow. I can afford to be at Peace today, because I
can always pick up those other habits tomorrow. There
will always be other chances to worry, to judge, be
angry, self righteous, intolerant.
I don't need to be afraid of giving up my judgment,
criticisms, and anxieties Just For One Little Day now do
Just For Today, I want to be at Peace. Even if it means
that I'll need to give up some opportunities to show
people how much I know about everything, and even if I
have to give up a day spent watching for chances to
impress others, and make sure they know how much I know.
I may have to let go of an opportunity to correct
someone's misinformation, to give them the right facts,
or set the record straight.
I heard someone once say, "For peace of mind resign
as general manager of the Universe."
I may have to let go of some worry, or self concern
about wearing the right clothes, having the right smile,
making sure that I don't do anything politically
incorrect, knowing everything, and having studied
everything with more integrity than anyone else possibly
could have, else they would have arrived at the same
conclusions that I did. I'll have to give up
opportunities to be important, or make sure others know
how important I am.
I'll have to tell my ego to take a hike when it demands
that I bow down and spend every waking hour of my day
re-framing everything into how perfect I am, how
wonderful I am, how anything I am.
I'll have to let go of anything that doesn't feel
Just For Today.
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