My first book, Peaces Lies Within is officially published today!
I’ve written it for those of you who, liked I used to, feel at the mercy of your mind.
There is so much stress and pressure in modern life. I feel it too. A lot of it seems to come from external pressure to do, become, achieve, grow in a seemingly never-ending onslaught of demands on your time and attention. And we live in challenging times with upheavals in the political, social, economic and technological status quo.
And the truth is … this is never going to change.
Often these pressures feel so much more stressful because of how we react to them and the stories and dramas and fears and exaggerations created by our complex oh-so-human minds.
But this is also true: the only aspect of life we CAN change and manage is what goes on within us – in our minds, hearts and souls.
Peace Lies Within shares with you 108 ways to tame your mind and connect to your body, heart and soul to feel more positive, present and peaceful.
With this book I wish to inspire you to become present; to shift your perspective to let go of limiting beliefs; find emotional balance; accept and care for yourself, and look within. So you can rediscover the inner peace, which is your birth right, together with contentment and radiance and joy, so you can live from this place eternally.
It feels so exciting and amazing to finally be sharing my first book with the world … and a bit scary too! It feels quite vulnerable to be putting out my thoughts and suggestions on how we can bring more peace into our lives.
But any feelings of fear are outweighed by the feelings of love I have for you and my fellow humanity … and those of us who are open, ready and willing to take responsibility for our lives and minds and choose to do the inner work in order to feel more content within ourselves and to spread peace through our worlds through our thoughts, words and deeds.
Here’s where you can buy the book!
It’s available as a print book or an ebook.
Want to know more about the book? Read on … and watch these videos.
More about the book
Each section contains inspirations, insights, actions and practices.
Some are very down to earth and practical; some are tools; some are perspectives; some are poetic and inspiring.
Over my years of practice and teaching, I have concluded there are six steps to taming the mind and connecting to inner peace.
See them as six keys to unlock the peace that lies within:
Get out of your head: I offer you practices and perspectives to enable you to feel more grounded; to get out of your head and into your body. To bring you out of the past, and back from the future, into the here and now. These are the foundations of taming your mind to connect to inner peace.
Breathe here now: with this section, I share simple, effective and powerful techniques and perspectives to help you to harness the power of your breath; to tame your mind and your body’s stress response; to feel more in control, settled and calm.
Make friends with your emotions: next, I share perspectives and practices to empower you to change your relationship with your emotional landscape; to make friends with your emotions so you can feel more peaceful, aware and balanced.
Shift your perspective: here I’m sharing guidance and practices that aim to shift your way of thinking. To empower you to realise that you are not at the mercy of events, challenges, other people; or your mind.
Open your heart: in this section, I offer you guidance and tools to open your heart and to be kinder to yourself. To soften and open and allow. Your emotional and spiritual heart is your inner wellspring of peace.
Create connection: and finally, I aim to empower you to bring a sense of connection back into your life through simple actions and perspective shifts; to create a renewed sense of meaning in your life; to strengthen the connections you already have, and to put peace into action.
Each passage ends with a ‘Mind Taming Peace Mantra’ – summing up the piece in a sentence. A sentence you can take as a mantra — a chosen thought — and repeat to yourself, write on post-it notes, or meditate on it to help you to tame your mind and feel more peaceful.
And you also get access to eight specially-recorded guided practices and meditations, which accompany the book.
And here’s a bit of text to go with it – copy and paste to go on your social media post:
Peace Lies Within is the first book by my friend Stella Tomlinson, and with it she aims to help you to find a greater sense of inner peace which so often feels elusive when we’re at the mercy of the thoughts racing around our mind.
‘Peace Lies Within’ offers you another way to live. Ways to tame that busy, fretful mind so you can feel less stressed and more resilient, centered and calm.
It contains 108 practices, insights and inspirations to enable you to: soothe your stress response using mindful body and breath techniques; feel balanced and calm by making friends with your emotions and mind; tune into the energy of your heart and soul to create meaningful connection.
You can find out more about it here: http://livingyogawithstella.com/peacelieswithin/