Peace


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by Jeff from An Unexpected Muse

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Is there a difference between happiness and inner peace? Yes. Happiness depends on conditions being perceived as positive; inner peace does not. – Eckhart Tolle

     One day not too long ago, a friend of mine said to me and I quote, ”If I’d only find peace in my life then I know I’d be happy.” I thought about this and suggested that peace and happiness have nothing to do with each other as one is not inclusive of the other.

    Peace is being able to sit in the storm of life and be tranquil in the face of adversity or good fortune. This doesn’t mean a lack of feeling, for we are emotional beings, but a certain calmness that emulates from within no matter what colors give expression to each moment. This allows for a certain faith that goes hand in hand; a harmony to our existence. And notice it’s not only the tough situations where we need to strive for peace. Joyous occasions can lead to stress and a lack thereof. The storm is the metaphor for life and all its circumstances.

    Peace isn’t the absence of challenge in your life. It’s grasping the currents that sail forth out of the darkness of our own thinking thus sailing into calm waters.

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By the same author: Onward To the Palace of Wisdom- Love, Pt. 3

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      I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in October of 2012. Not long after that I started writing and in 2014 my blog was born…  An Unexpected Muse at… https://nimbus432.wordpress.com/
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3 thoughts on “Peace

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  3. Great piece of writing JC, I love this philosophy. Peace I see as an inner requisite both in joy and sorrow. Like a balance / ballast in a boat on a stormy sea.:)
    How true that challenges are easier met with a peaceful heart.
    Mirja

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