21 Days Peaceful Ways Gentle Journey – Day 17

Good morning,

Today is Day 17 of the 21 Days Gentle Journey.

Today I invite you to reflect about the “right” desires. We should consider that there are different types of desires: some reflect what we want to get and have, such as a bigger house or a new car, while others express the impetus to manifest our highest selves. The latter are the desires we should focus our attention on: the ones that arise from the core and call us to remove the self-imposed obstacles in order to allow our true selves to come to light. These are desires of being and becoming and not so much desires of getting and having.

Why is it important to be authentic, be who we really are? I leave you with these words from Jesus in the Gospel of Thomas:“If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you.” 

I again invite you to visit that sacred place deep inside yourself, that place of quiet and stillness, that place of silence and rest, and listen what the Universe wants from you and has reserved for you.


Now, let’s start this day with gentleness, gratitude, a disposition to release what is holding us back, and a commitment to allow our highest selves to come to light, just as we did yesterday. Let us make of this a healthy habit.

So here are some affirmations for today, but before reciting them, you know what to do: sit down, close your eyes for a few moments, breathe in and out gently, and go to the center of your being. Once you experience that soothing peace within, say to yourself with conviction and firm commitment:

  • Just for today, I will listen to the voice of the Universe and pay attention to what it is telling me to do.
  • Just for today, I will heed the calling.
  • … and I will do all this while being extremely gentle with myself.

Enjoy your gentle journey along peaceful ways!


We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. ~ Aristotle

Life is really simple. Why do we insist in complicating it?


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