Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Maintenance of Peace

It is so important to maintain our peace every day, all throughout the day.

Anything, and there are so many things, can unbalance us and cause us to lose our peace.

But we can get it back, even rapidly, when we make peace our priority.

Now, i enjoy my own opinion as much as anyone does, but I know that I often do not have all the information I need for a clear view of a situation.

So, if I find myself feeling outraged, I know that I have not given myself enough information to find out what I need to know.

I can calmly reflect on the situation, and then get more information, and then take action.

To counter many little harassments during the day, I know that I can simply give myself more time.

I do not have to rush.

I can move calmly and be more graceful.

I can be more thoughtful as I go about my business.

I can be more aware.

Taking my time to be aware and thoughtful and graceful allows me to incorporate being calm into my everyday movements and activities.

That way, I am not exhausted from lots of tiny reactions.

I am actually more rested at the end of the day.

© 2016 Kathryn Hardage

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Only the Peace Matters

None of it matters except the peace.

After going through turmoil or struggle, the goal is peace.

The problems must be solved, the puzzle figured out.

What are the causes of negative effects?

By digging down deeper and continually listening, the answers can be found.

Then the solution appears.

The answer is drawn by the question.

Even if there is no experience with peace or peaceful feelings, the answer appears.

By practicing this answer, instead of succumbing to the fear which engenders turmoil, peace begins to take root.

After that, more practice brings more and more peace.

Listening for answers by first asking the question, fills out the expression of peace.

Doing what brings peace, over and over again spreads the deep feelings of peace.

We become kinder to one another, support one another, loose our fear in exchange for peace and kindness.

Finding and expressing peace is what matters.

© 2016 Kathryn Hardage