Days can be difficult, nights hard, but gather strength in knowing that finding peace is always possible.
There are several kinds of peace; peace of mind, peace of spirit, peace and quiet. All can be attained if you know where and how to look.
The easiest is peace and quiet. You must find a spot, just for you, that is not only quiet but also peaceful. This is a place where you will feel immediately calmer. A place where your whole body instantly relaxes. For some it is as simple as a bath and some soothing music, for others it is a quiet room, a meadow, or a park bench. Everyone needs a place where they can go and feel calm, only you can decide where your place is.
Peace of mind comes when you know you’ve tried your very best, regardless of the outcome. It is when you love honestly and purely and live with kindness and compassion. If you haven’t done these things, your mind becomes restless pushing you until you correct whatever it is that is weighing on your mind. You must reconcile with those you may have hurt, including yourself, or peace of mind will be hard to attain.
Some say, that peace of mind is difficult to obtain when you are struggling, whether it be financially or in a relationship. There are many people who are struggling that have peace of mind, These people know that they are doing everything within their power to make their life better. They live honestly and with love in their hearts. Yes, life can be difficult, sometimes brutally hard, but it is how you handle and approach it that gives you peace of mind.
Peace of a spirit comes when you are in tune with God. You know and understand that God has a plan for you, even if you can’t see what it is. You trust in Him completely, and talk (pray) with Him everyday, not just when times are hard.
Many find peace sitting quietly in church and simply ‘being’ with God. Others find it through prayer, saying the rosary, or a combination of all of these. To commune with God you must quiet all the busyness that is around you and draw on your Spirit. It is a strong link between you and God, because the Spirit is of God, therefore He is in you. If you know this then you will be able to reach that place within.
Meditation is another way to find peace of mind, peace and quiet, and peace of Spirit. You tune out all that is around you and turn inward, calming your body, mind and soul as you go. This is something that takes practice but once you know how to do it, becomes easier. Once you know how, and practice regularly, you will build a habit. You will find that you can centre yourself in that place of quiet quickly, anywhere, at anytime.
Some days you will only be able to grab a few minutes of peace, other days longer. Don’t let this discourage you. Know that you can get through the day as long as you understand and believe that finding peace is always possible.