What is Peace for me?
Yesterday, I shared a list of ‘meanings’ of Peace and invited you to choose one and contemplate on it this week.
- freedom from disturbance; tranquility
- a state of security or order within a community provided for by law or custom
- freedom from disquieting or oppressive thoughts or emotions
- harmony in personal relations
- a pact or agreement to end hostilities between those who have been at war or in a state of enmity
- to be, become, or keep silent or quiet
“freedom from disquieting or oppressive thoughts or emotions”
is the definition of PEACE that I wish to contemplate on this week.
This morning as I was meditating I noticed that there was zero peace in me. My mind was rushing around like crazy, digging up the oldest of memories of fear and pain. “Great!” I thought to myself. “I was hoping for some ‘peace time’, not ‘crazy time’!” Then I remembered this quote below:
Agree with God, and be at peace; in this wayJob 22:21
good will come to you.
I believe that God is a presence within me, not ‘someone’ outside of me. So ‘agreeing with God’ means to me that I allow myself the experiences I am going through without fighting or judging them.
So, my first step towards my definition of Peace (please see above) is ALLOWING and BEING WITH IT. I simply accepted that my mind (ego) was freaked out and needed to run in circles to make sure that she felt safe. It went on for about an hour. As I was simply observing, my rushing thoughts slowly dissipated and calmed down. Eventually, I did find some peace in my meditation time this morning. I am grateful for being reminded that ‘agreeing’ with what is the quickest way to Peace.
What is my TIP for today?
Just agree with what is, even if it is uncomfortable. Every moment passes eventually. Listen to this lovely piece of music to help you get into the flow …