At the end of the day, we want peace. For ourselves, for our world, and for our loved ones; the search for peace and contentment does seem elusive. The violence of our world has shattered our existence and global change needs to shift more positively.
Some of us worry about our finances, relationships with loved ones, jobs and careers, raising our children, developing our passions and inspirations, and building a life of meaning. Each of these can lead us to peace of mind and spirit. Living without constant conflict, fear or doubt, would be a means to peace.
Kindness and compassion to others is one means of bringing moments of peace. At times when my mind has far too many tabs open, I seek music to soothe me, as well as words. A year of plans and decisions has passed to make room for new ones in the coming year. Have I chosen well? Did I make others happy? Did I make someone else feel better when I had the chance? Do my loved ones know that I may not have liked every interaction, but am so grateful for them in my life?
These are steps along my personal path for peace. Until our world catches up, I will do my part to create it in my life.
I wish you moments of comfort and calm in your search for peace.