To have that overwhelming feeling of relief and contentment. There’s nothing like it. To be part of this world, but not be ‘of’ it.
Sometimes, when life just gets too much. And people are too much. We crave that happy place where all is well. Ok, most times.
And if you look for it, most times we find it is, metaphorically, right outside the back door.
But we are so busy ‘twirling’ about all the drama and confusion; we forget how close it really is.
My experience is practicing peace is an art that takes skill and years to perfect. I don’t think you’re born with it. But you can cultivate it. It requires sitting still. It requires overwhelming gratitude for the obvious.
Peace is not the acquisition of ‘things’ because even people with everything don’t always have peace. Peace, therefore, is independent of what you have or don’t have. Peace is a place in your heart.
Again, Saint Paul told the Philippians, “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.” Philippians 4:6
So, the take home is: don’t worry, pray, humbly ask and be grateful.
Your very BEST friend in the whole wide world