A Post About Peace

This seemed fitting. Found on Pinterest.

Something that has been on my mind a great deal lately, is PEACE. Not necessarily world peace but inner peace. Growing up, I always felt like once I became an adult, life would be easy. Things would fall into place, I would have complete control and it would go smoothly from there on out.

Unfortunately, we all know that's not the case.

I don't want people do read into this the wrong way, I am incredibly happy and blessed beyond belief with my wonderful husband and son but I a have learned a lot in my 20's. I have been through hardships, as many have, but like to think that I have come out the other side a better person.

I have seen a lot of heartache lately. Not directly involving me but from individuals that I love so dearly who are going through a painful stage of change and growth. I have this terrible way of worrying about things I can't control and so "worried sick" is sometimes a reality. The other day as I was pondering while we took an adventure walk, I felt like I received a little inspiration.

You have to fight for peace.

I don't believe this is a new idea, considering the world has fought for peace since the beginning of time but fighting for your inner peace is done in a different way. Clearly you can't bomb yourself.

Too often I find myself frustrated by the turmoil in my own head. Whether it just be a hard day or real, sincere, hardship, I can feel crowded and sick in my gut.

That small moment of clarity, inspiration, whispering of the spirit, or what have you, gave me courage. Inner Peace is something I must choose to nurture. I have to work at it, care for it, fight for it.

Things are going to suck sometimes.

Like, really really really suck.

I remember feeling some of the darkest times after my miscarriage several years ago. I wish so much that I had this inspiration then.

But I am making a promise to myself to fight for my inner peace. Things will never be perfect around me but I can be at peace with myself. As silly as it sounds, you must push out the negative and replace it with hope and optimism.

I know that I have some readers who are religious and many that are not. Regardless of your belief, I think we all want that inner peace. That balance.

Here is a question. Do you think that inner peace can make you live longer?

I do. I am talking straight up Yoda years.
Happy Reflective Monday!



Chad de Lisle said...

Success isn't measured by money or power or social rank. Success is measured by your discipline and inner peace.
Mike Ditka

"DAHHHH Bears."

Haley said...

That is the honest truth. There is always something to worry, worry, worry about. And while worry can often push us to be proactive, we are still counseled to be of good cheer! You are a good woman!