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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!