Thoughts on the Real Life

The Power of Peace


Many things hold “power.” Knowledge. Position. Recognition. Authority. Writing. Speaking. They all have one degree or another of influence and ability to change things.

But one thing that has more power than most of us give it credit for is peace.

In order to be who we want to be we must carry not just a sense or display of peace but a true, deep, inner peace. The kind of peace that lets us breathe deep and hold steady. The kind of peace that keeps us focused when everything is changing around us. The kind of peace that knows things are going to work out just right. The kind of peace that lets us fall asleep soundly.

Peace is underrated. It’s not a luxury. It’s a necessity. To get where we’re going–and to enjoy the journey–demands we have peace.

Like I stated in my post on simplicity, many people take pride in carrying on crazy lives. But those people will work really hard and do very little.

Possessing peace will give you the assurance the work you have done is, actually, enough.
It will allow you to be confident in who you are, what you stand for, how you think and what you do.
It grants  power to you instead of to your situation.

But it must be sought out. It will not just drop in your lap one day. So my advice? Get away. Close your eyes. Breathe deep. Remind yourself why you do what you do, think what you think and say what you say. Be at peace with yourself and God and see the power of it flood into your life.

Peace will leave you with far less wrinkles, far more laughs, and many more accomplishments.

Do you think there is power in peace?  Do you have it? How do others get it?