Finding Peace

If you ask me to boil down everything I desire into one statement, I would say without a doubt that finding peace is it. Seems to me that everything else would take care of itself if I had a peaceful head and heart. A peaceful being. 

I have been thinking alot about this lately, and was inspired by a line I read about a week ago in Thomas Ross’ blog Only Here Only Now…and it’s been rolling around in my head ever since.

“The peace is there always.  We need only the strength to receive it.”

What a revelationt! It’s ALWAYS there! There is reassurance in simply knowing it’s there, even though I may not experience it as much as I would like. But how can I uncover it, or find the strength to receive it?

Every person you ask would likely have a different path to peace, and there is no end to the self-help advice and tips out there to help you find it. But for me, I think it comes down to our earthly concept of time–past, future, and present.

If I can finally accept my past, and not allow it to govern who I am now, or who I will be tomorrow.

If I can allow myself not to worry about the future, to not waste energy on that which I cannot control.

If I can focus on being here, now–present, engaged, and in the moment.

Then peace will be mine.

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4 thoughts on “Finding Peace

  1. Interesting thoughts. I too have come to desire peace most in my life and know those moments spent with and in it are my most beautiful. I also love a line from somewhere in the bible that talks of a peace beyond all understanding… to me meaning even when things are less than favourable…

  2. Jonathan, you ARE what you are able to give to others, whether it’s love, peace, joy, truth, hope, empowerment, etc. To me, you are all of these, and I’m sure much more, because I’ve noticed that you give unconditionally your beautiful soul. 😉

  3. Jonathan, thanks of course for the generous mention of my blog. But more importantly, this is such an honest, real, and powerful post. Really touching work.
    Tom
    BTW, I sent your brilliant post to all my Twitter followers.

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