10 habits to discard for spiritual peace

With the disclaimer that all lists are fluid, here is Part 2 of my previous article, "What to seek, what to trash." In no particular order, these discards may clear the clouds of unrest to allow a rainbow of peace in our souls.

1. Selfishness. Some cling to selfishness as a lifestyle. Like barnacles on a ship of emotional rust, the more we allow selfishness to hang around, the harder it is to remove. By loving God enough to give away our crustiest selves, we gain our true self-worth. Freed from the fetters of self-pleasing, we are free to please God by serving others.

2. Shock music/Shock radio. Ratings drive the music industry and talk radio. Shock-jocks don’t care about "the peaceable things of the kingdom" (Doctrine and Covenants 39:6). Wean yourself from the miasma of gut-knotting rhythm and hate-debate. When you listen to hymns and scriptures on CD, your drive-time will shift from "wells without water" (2 Peter 2:17) to a wellspring of peace.

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