Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Peace Within?

Why is peace so hard to obtain? 

Since December I’ve felt peace and clarity but over the past few weeks that ‘peaceful feeling’ is gone. It slipped through my fingers just as quickly as it entered. 

Does this mean I never had it?  Perhaps my life was simply quiet and I fooled myself to think my mind was more peaceful.

I believe we create peace and unrest from within in order to deal with external noise. I also believe there are people in our lives that chip away at the good work we do to become better.  If we don't move away from their negativity and doubt then our efforts seem pointless. 
 
This is the time where a move to a far off land would come in handy.  Then again...peace may not live there either.

How do you/have you found your inner peace?

12 comments:

  1. "Does this mean I never had it?"

    Gosh, Tesha. As a lifelong pacifist, I never like to say it but peace, like love, is among the least defensible human states. It has no armor, no fort, and no immunity to the advance of toxic aggressors. It is, however, resilient, indestructible, fast-growing. It can retreat to square one but no farther. It recovers. It gets stronger. So yes, you had peace and, yes, you'll have it again.

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  2. EEk That is a tought one. The ebb and flow of peace. You will find it again. You will.

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  3. Ahhhhh peace! I try to obtain it every day. You are right about the people we place in our lives and the external chaos that is continually going on. We just came back from Vermont and as soon as we were closer to home the endless traffic started and people cutting one another off and so on. I crave going on our peaceful trips to a place where nature and calm exist. I hope you are well my friend! We are in the massive snow storm right now. I already shoveled my driveway four times. It piles up as soon as I shovel. Have a great night!

    Mama Hen

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  4. I think I go both ways, in spurts! But you've definitely got me thinking about it more frequently!

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  5. Yes, peace. I think sometimes I am my own worst enemy. Worried about finances, I signed up to teach four classes in addition to my other job and responsibilities. Now I feel way over my head, but I did it to myself... I think part of finding peace is learning to accept your limitations and also making time (actually scheduling time) for relaxation and reflection...

    Wishing you all the best!

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  6. Hi TV, I hope you are doing well and are starting to find some peace. I am so ready for spring after that blizzard! I shoveled so much that I do not want to see a shovel ever again! Well, at least for a long time. I even had to do my roof. Anyhoo, I hope you are well my friend! My Dad's 15 passing just came and went and I could not get the energy or emotion to write about it yet. I miss him a lot! I feel for you and your losses and hope that the peace you are looking for comes to you my friend. Have a great night!

    Mama Hen

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  7. i recently had a loss and everyday is different. Sometimes I feel as though God reaches down and gives me a big hug. Some days are harder to comprehend.


    Lisa x

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  8. I get that same feeling, too. Usually comes from 1) negative-type relationships (as you mention here) and 2) over commiting, and not being able to do as well as I should in some areas. I see it as a warning to be alert to relationships and commitments, but I've also learned that it will generally pass in time. Life!

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  9. Peace? What's that? I kid, kind of. I noticed recently that I'm not at peace because I'm worrying way too much. I think that I need to focus on worrying less in order to actually find that peace within. You always write such relatable posts, TV :)

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  10. I reached my breaking point recently when too much anxiety took over and I felt like losing my mind. Peace was nowhere to be found. Blessedly, friends from all over the world (thank God for FB!) came to my rescue and shared their wisdom and sense of peace with me. Essentially, the ingredients I found to be very useful are Faith and a sense of Gratitude. I'll forever be thankful that the Universe has blessed me with caring people who support and are never selfish when it comes to sharing what they know to be true. I hope Peace finds you and chooses to be strong and stubborn ;-)

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    Estetik

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