“Love, joy, and peace are deep states of being.”

-Eckhart Tolle

…It’s what’s been on my mind this week.

As I reflected on this quote one morning, I concluded that it meant two important things to me:

  1. Love, joy, and peace are states that come only from within. They are not contingent upon our external circumstances, nor can we truly achieve them with anything outside of ourselves. Striving to find joy, peace, or love in the world will be an unfulfilling pursuit if you cannot sense those states from within.
  2.  Because love, joy, and peace come only from within, they are accessible at any time. It only takes being able to recognize their presence and tune in, to experience each into the present moment.

To tap into love, joy, and peace, get to know them, deeply.


-What does love feel like, physically, in your body? Where do you feel it? What thoughts, feelings, or memories bring that state of love forward for you?

-What does joy feel like in your body? Where do you feel joy in your body? How do you describe the physical state of joy? The emotional or mental state?

– What does peace feel like? Where do you feel the effects of peace in your body? How does that feeling of peace change your thoughts and emotions?
What you have available to you within goes beyond love, joy and peace. Happiness, contentment, satisfaction, beauty, even youth and health are yours if you choose to experience them as states of being, shining from within, rather than expecting them to come from your experiences, circumstances, or achievements.

Everything you need is within you. It’s one of the foundations of any coaching practice. You are creative, you are wise, you are capable. You have within all the answers you seek.

You are an infinite source of love, joy, and peace.


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