I value inner peace above the approval of others

Orchid as symbol for inner peaceI value inner peace above the approval of others…

Every decision I make is based solely on whether or not it lines up with my purpose in life. I take into account how a choice affects my life and the lives of those around me. Before launching into action, I objectively evaluate the pros and cons of a situation.

Prior to making a decision, I look inside for direction so I can make wise choices. I trust a select group of wise friends for their valuable opinions, but I trust my inner guidance most of all.

My main concern is to be true to my values and myself. I ask myself if the course of action I plan to take accurately reflects who I am. If the answer to my question is affirmative, then I proceed in peace.

Knowing I am doing what is right for me is better than having the applause of my peers. At the end of the day, I am the only one who has to live with the consequences of my decisions; therefore, I am careful to respect and not violate my own peace.

Whether people agree with my choices or not is insignificant to me. As long as I am doing what I know I should be doing, I am at peace. The approval or disapproval of others will fade, but inner peace lasts forever.

Today, I shut out the clamor of peer pressure and hone in on the voice of my soul; leading me in the right direction. I cease trying to please people and settle happily for peace of mind.

Self-Reflection Questions:

1. Do I sometimes notice myself being a “people pleaser”?
2. What can I do when others disagree with my choices?
3. Whose opinions do I value for their wisdom when making a decision?

William Cruit

Author: William Cruit

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