Deep down in the heart of every person is the desire to be at peace. The beauty of peace is an innate craving. We try and try to find things that will give us peace. True peace can only be found in God.
The world says that we’ll be at peace when we achieve this or that or when we win this or that. That type of satisfaction is temporary. No matter how many mountains we climb, how many things we achieve, how many dollars we make, it will not bring us lasting peace.
Peace is an experience devoid of anxiety; an experience of fulfillment without reason. What do we have to do to find true peace? In reality, the only thing we can do is connect with our Source…the one who created us to begin with. We crave a relationship with God. That’s why we try to find true love in another fallible human being. The only “true” love that exists is the love of the one who made us. The reason being? None of us is perfect. We all fall short and let each other down sooner or later. So how can peace exist in such an environment?
It can’t hinge on our surroundings. Our surroundings are always changing. They’re unpredictable, unreliable. Peace can’t thrive in such a state. Peace depends on the solidity of faith and a power much greater than reason; hence, a state of being which will supercede our everyday existence. Peace is a quandary for the seeker. It can seem like a state that doesn’t really exist. But if you look in the right place, you’ll find it.
It’s a spiritual undertaking: a quest. And when you finally enter its beautiful state of rest, you’ll never be the same. People have found it and learned to treasure it more than their everyday life experiences. The truly beautiful aspect of peace comes when you learn to cultivate your everyday life into its wonderful concept. When you’re truly living “peace on earth and goodwill toward men”, what could possibly be better?
To revere peace and love, we are told to live in love and have a good attitude. That is a wonderful way to live but we also need to know our boundaries in that type of lifestyle.
Too many times we think that living in love means to allow others to walk all over us…to be a doormat. In reality, it means to have a loving attitude and to help out any way we can…with limits.
Once the relationship becomes abusive or we are being used for the benefit of others, there is no shame in walking away. In fact, walking away is setting a healthy boundary for us to continue to be loving people. The key is: walking away with a good attitude. In order to do this, we must walk away before our anger is ignited because we have allowed others to use us in our process of trying to be loving, caring people.
So….once your good has worn out its welcome in a situation (as it very commonly does)…walk away! And don’t feel bad about doing it! Because you will soon find yourself facing another situation where your love is needed to be passed along. And if you allow yourself to be used, you will be too weary to continue on your journey.
Take care and God Bless!
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1 1/2 c. love
1 c. prayer
3/4 c. enlightenment
3/4 c. acceptance
1/2 c. peace
1/2 c. wisdom
1/3 c. understanding
1/4 c. faith
1/8 c. discernment
4 T. gratitude
3 T. fortitude
2 T. goodwill to others
dash of hope
sprinkle with abundant laughter
Mix together. Add some dreams. Toss in positivity. Allow time to process!