If you’re new to EFT, after learning it (see Learning the ABCs of EFT), one of the first things I’d recommend is doing “The Personal Peace Procedure.” It’s one of the most powerful things you can do for yourself and others. In essence, it’s a tool for dissolving emotional things that bother you and for resolving internal conflicts. The PPP helps generate peace of heart and mind. It’s the way to creating your internal “peace core.”
I like these quotations:
“When we are unable to find tranquility within ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere.”
–Francois de La Rochefoucauld
“Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.”
–Ralph Waldo Emerson
“What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.”
Goals are useful for achieving outward things. Use the Personal Peace Procedure for inward growth. Since he came up with it originally, the best explanation is from Gary Craig, the founder of EFT. See his Website for Tutorial #13, The Personal Peace Procedure. The PPP is part of the Level 1 Guidelines of the approved EFT Training.
The Personal Peace Procedure isn’t something that you complete within a day, week or month. As Gary says, if you don’t find at least 50 things to put on your list, you’re either going at it half-heartedly or you have been living on some other planet. Many people will find hundreds of issues, big and small, to put on their list. Once you make your PPP list, get into the habit or routine of doing EFT daily to clear things up a chunk at a time.
If you use a paper based scheduling system like Daytimer or Franklin Covey, you may want to schedule time to work on the PPP. Since I use Microsoft Outlook, I just set up a recurring daily event. Most electronic calendaring or scheduling software offers the same feature. There are some free Internet reminder services. One is Memo To Me.
The title of the classic song by Sy Miller and Jill Jackson, Let There Be Peace on Earth (Let It Begin with Me) provides another way of thinking about The Personal Peace Procedure. The song was written a half century ago.
One final note–be gentle with yourself. The Personal Peace Procedure isn’t to focus on “what’s wrong with you.” It’s all about letting go of some of the negative or unwanted baggage so all of the things that are “right with you” can continue to bloom. If you’re not already doing it, start doing the EFT PPP today.