As we celebrate the upcoming holidays a message of "Peace on Earth and Good Will Towards Man" is echoed by people of varying faiths from around the world. If we all wish for that, why have we not created it? We have only to look into our own lives and ask ourselves "am I at peace right now?" We can create a more peaceful world through the collective efforts of individuals creating peace in their own world. Here are three simple things you can do to create more peace in your life.

(1) The single most powerful thing anyone can do to create more peace in their own lives is to consciously decide to create more peace in their lives. Hold the intention to create more peace, so your mind has some direction and guidance. Left unchecked, your mind will create even more stress, more activities, more justifications and rationalizations for thinking and doing things that create stress and discord in your life. You have to value peace and commit to create it in order to create it.

(2) Meditate. Throughout the history of civilization, in all the major cultures and religions throughout the world, people have found some form of meditation to find greater clarity, happiness and peace...it's time tested and proven effective. Even though it is now universally recognized that meditation helps you find peace, most people don't make the effort. Meditation is easy, effortless and enjoyable when you learn the right methods. Come take the free class and see for yourself. Come again if you'd tried it before, the reinforcement can only help.

(3) Forgive. Peace is your natural state. If you are not feeling peace it is because you are focusing on something going on in your head. Some of the greatest causes of mental agitation are anger, resentment, and a resistance to letting go of something that has bothered you. If you are feeling anger, just let it go. If you are feeling resentment, just let it go. If you are resistant to letting it go, let that go. Just let go. Open your heart and peace will reign. When we all forgive, when we all let our anger and resentment go, we can all live together in happiness and peace. It begins with you.

From the heart, Steven S. Sadleir

P.S. Please join our Global World Peace teleconferenced meditation September 14 & 21 at 7pm, pst. To receive an invitation email us at info@selfawareness.com.

Author's Bio: 

Steven S. Sadleir is Director and co-founder of the Self Awareness Institute. Mr. Sadleir is a scholar and lecturer of philosophy and has written several books, one a compendium of every major spiritual path or teaching called: Looking for God, A Seeker's Guide to Religious and Spiritual Groups of the World (Penguin, 2001). He is also co-author, with Deepak Chopra and Wayne Dyer, of Wake Up, Live the Life You Love. His most recent book is Self Realization, An Owner-User Manual for Human Beings.

He has made several trips around the world studying meditation with many of the world's enlightened masters; apprenticed with two, and spent months sitting in India for, first, 8 hours a day, then 12 hours a day, and finally 23 hours a day for 40 consecutive days and nights to complete his training as a Yogi!

He founded the Self Awareness Institute in 1985 and has trained thousands of people from over 120 counties to meditate and find greater clarity, happiness and peace. He also holds a Master of Arts in Economics, from the University of Wales, United Kingdom, holds a securities license, worked as an investment banker and fund advisor for many years, and now lives in Laguna Beach, California and devotes all his time to teaching.

Read his Full Length Biography: The Quest to Find God visit www.SelfAwareness.com.