Just saying or thinking the word PEACE can produce a calming type of feeling. Or maybe a longing for it and a sorrow that it can seem so far away?
There is no price tag that we can put on this PEACE.
There is no box that we can fit this PEACE in.
There is no legislation we can lobby for or pass that can give us this PEACE…an inner PEACE of the heart.
And yet, when all chaos is breaking loose around us, this PEACE can be an anchor. This PEACE can become something very tangible and real in our lives. How can something unseen be such a powerful force in our lives?
I think of this quote, “Peace I leave with you. Not as the world gives, but My PEACE.” That’s a PEACE worth searching for. That’s a PEACE worth finding.
If you do not know this PEACE, contact me (send a contact message from this website). I will be happy to share with you about this PEACE that anchors and calms in the fiercest of storms in life.
Enjoy this link to some beautiful and peaceful music and images:
Looking up. Looking out.
It takes our focus off the troubles around us. It brings our attention to something bigger than ourselves. It sets our attention on something that strikes a chord of awe in us. We get reminded that there is a power greater than our power. There is a joy and a hope that gets sparked as we look up and see the beauty and majesty of the sky above us.
Stop – Look up – Enjoy a moment of awe and joy. Let go of the worries and uncertainties. Let HOPE and FAITH be revived in you.
Enjoy this video of the beautiful skies I have enjoyed here in Hanoi.
Some people equate being steady to being boring. If you’re constant, where is the excitement? Where is the inspiration? Where is the thrill? I would say, however, being steady does not have to mean being boring.
Steady does mean there are some fixed aspects in life that should be constant and unchanging. These fixed points cause things to be stable, balanced, and firm. Without these elements life becomes chaotic. Life becomes a whirlwind with no fixed point, or anchor, to bring peace and calm.
Being steady does not mean taking no chances. Being steady does not mean to not be inspired. Being steady does not mean you are doomed to a life of boredom with no excitement. Being steady does mean there are set anchors in your life that will not change or move. Being steady means there is a tenacity you possess to stay constant in all situations. And this produces stability, balance, and firmness in you. This is confidence and a courage that heroes are made of.
So, what things become those unchangeable, anchoring points? This is where we look at our values. This is where we understand our vision, or as some say, our “end game”. These are the type of things that shape those “non-negotiables” in our lives. “But”, some may ask, “shouldn’t we be open and willing to change with other’s rights and beliefs?” Respecting others is not the same as compromising our own beliefs. If we want to be stable, balanced, fixed, and firm in our lives, then we will have to possess elements in our lives that are constant and unchanging (not moved by public opinions or desires).
We are in a time where many things have been shaken in the lives of many people. It is in the shaking times of trials and difficulties when we get a clearer view of what is unshakable in our lives…what is steady. If nothing is steady or if what we thought was unshakable is shaken, then we lose focus, balance, and a sense of hope for tomorrow.
Some questions to consider:
When we can say YES to being STEADY then we are ready to make a difference in our world…in this generation.
Some of my non-negotiables:
Cindy writes about her adventures, observations, and other nuggets from living in another nation. She and John live in SE Asia. She will also share nuggets from her 58 plus years of life.