It is easy to become angry, frustrated, discouraged and defeated. What’s not easy, is to remain at peace no matter comes our way. Peace is so very important to both our mental and physical well-being.
Although we know this to be true, is it possible to always be at peace? For most of us, probably not. Some situations are so difficult that we are left with very little control over our emotions. However, in most situations we can keep that peace.
It takes work, but it is possible. Even though it is hard to do, we must learn to look for the good in everything that happens. What if we can’t find anything good? Maybe it’s still on its way. That’s where patience comes into play. Wait and see. We don’t know what may be waiting for us just around the corner.
Sometimes the most difficult of situations end up turning into something wonderful. Something even better. At other times, it may simply be a lesson that we need to learn. A lesson that we will need and appreciate later down the road.
Even in the midst of illness or loss, there is good to be found. We just have to open our eyes to see it. Through illness, we can gain appreciation for the abilities, or our own life that perhaps we once took for granted. Through loss, we can learn to love better and cherish those who are still here, and the time that we have with them.
Life can be difficult. Tragedies do happen and inconceivable situations can arise at any moment. We’re not always going to be prepared when they do, nor will we always have control. However, what we do have control over is how we respond during those times.
Will we allow those situations to destroy us, by robbing us of our peace? When we lose our peace, we lose ourselves. Fortunately, we have a choice. We can choose to see the good in everything, no matter how dark the situation may seem. It is up to us.
In the good is where we will find peace, and in the peace is where we will find strength.
This is true…..the only thing we can control is our reactions and inner peace is worth fighting for. It’s not easy and I’m not good at it most of the time, but it is a goal! Thanks for the reminder.
Worth fighting for – exactly. You’re right, it’s not always easy, but the benefits are great if we can accomplish it.
Worth the effort! You’re right, it’s not easy. And “peace” doesn’t mean “easy”. I’m on that path, trying to put forth the effort to keep my peace. No, I don’t always succeed. But with each success I feel closer to knowing it fully.
Love that! “Peace doesn’t mean easy.” You are absolutely right, but it sure does feel better than the alternative.
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A beautiful message beautifully written! It’s not easy, but it is a lesson that we should always be working on!
Thank you, Kate! I agree that it’s hard to do, very hard sometimes, but so beneficial when we are able to accomplish it.
I echo other commenters’ thoughts: Beautifully written; thank you for the reminder!
(And, the photo is the perfect image to represent inner peace!)
Thank you, Cindi! I thought so too. Loved that picture. He looks so peaceful and content.
“However, in most situations we can keep that peace. It takes work, but it is possible.” I so agree.
I believe we choose peace, we choose joy, we choose to love. Even when sometimes we’d rather not, making the choice for the positive spins everything else the right way. Like you, I’m not saying it’s easy, but it is a choice we all have (most of the time).
Well said. Choosing to remain calm and positive even in the face of the extreme may be very difficult, but its benefits are great. Not only for us, but also those around us.
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Very beautifully said. You know what I’m finding is that if I’m overwhelmed to the point that it takes my peace, and destroys my mental health, I realize that I’m looking at the ugly from the inside, and not seeing the beauty all around me.
Thank you, April. Looking at the ugly from the inside – that sums it up very well. There is so much beauty to be seen everyday. Sometimes we just have to look a little harder to see it, but it’s there.