My new definition of peace is having the strength to pull myself back into a calm state of mind after hearing lots of disturbing news.
Since I have good standards of behavior for myself, I expect no less from other well-informed and well-educated people.
So I pull myself back into a peaceful state of mind by reminding myself how powerful good and innocence and compassion and actual, core truth are.
I remind myself that despite the egregious sense of entitlement and criminal greed, there are certainly more decent people on earth.
Most of us value our fellow man.
Most of us support public policy which allows everyone to have the tools to create a good life for themselves.
Most of us have a balanced outlook.
Most of us have compassion for each other and are willing to bring attention to unfair practices and to help remedy them.
Most of us are willing to look for creative solutions to problems instead of perpetuating them.
Most of us really do not like lies.
We can tell the difference between what is true and what is not.
Even though it is frustrating to watch the attempted take over of a beautiful, if imperfect, governmental system, most of us are working toward creating a much better version of it as a result of the extreme weaknesses which have been exposed in it.
Becoming more aware can be very disturbing, but it can lead to a new, redefined peace.
© 2018 Kathryn Hardage