Saturday, February 23, 2019

PEACE: Resilience in silence

February 12, 2019 by  
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There are moments when we have to turn inward in order to find the solace needed to see our way through life events. Life will try to swallow you up with noise, but the silence within can really be your protector — and it can create the resilience you need to overcome challenges of the […]

PEACE: Boom! It’s a New Year

January 27, 2019 by  
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  The excitement is in the air each time a new year is upon us. But there is also lingering anxiety about the unknown. We may try to plan out our year, days and hours — but no one really knows what each day will bring. We have faith that our days will be bright and that it will be good. The […]

PEACE: Living life with purpose

December 18, 2018 by  
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  The phrase “we grow” is often said without intention. It is almost as if life is revolving around you, instead of you evolving around life and circumstance. So many things that occur in the world around you result in turning off senses in order to stay focused — or to just survive. We awaken when the expectations of our desires are manifested. The […]

PEACE: Submit to love

November 19, 2018 by  
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  “I walk in love. I talk in love, and I submit my life to love.” Yes, these oaths of love are filling holes in our lives. Sometimes, chaos seems to be so far away until it comes knocking on your door. The practice of love is something we must discipline our minds to submit to. It is so easy to join […]

PEACE: When there seems to be none …

November 4, 2018 by  
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  A chieving peace is often an abstract desire. It is sometimes taken for granted — because you can’t touch it like a physical object that sits on your coffee table waiting to be picked up when you need it. But we all know that it is real, because you can feel it; it may be in spurts, but it can be […]

PEACE: Hold on to Faith

September 23, 2018 by  
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  I have often asked myself, “How do I find peace when there is no peace?” Many of us find the peace we seek by going to church or simply connecting with the higher power through prayer and the study of scripture. But when surrounded by obstacles in day-to-day life, it is sometimes very hard to reclaim our “in motion” peace. The peace […]

PEACE: Your Best Self

August 15, 2018 by  
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  Many of us are our own worst critics. We examine ourselves from the reflection of expectations that surround us. Judging personal excellence against an imaginary status quo is a false measurement that cannot fulfill your eternal soul — the soul that breaks through the barriers of restraint for our own truth to be revealed. The courageous soul is one that possesses the self-confidence […]

PEACE: Stay the Course

  The experiences and encounters in our personal lives are a sign that the road we travel is ever-changing. The evolution of the universe exposes the truth we must face: the real and sometimes unpleasant reality that our lives will always change, and the only safe route is to stay the course. Routines give us peace. The routine of knowing that unconditional love […]

PEACE: Be the individual you want your culture to be!

  We have all experienced it: those times when you had hoped for a better reaction from yourself or others who represent your culture. And there are times when your culture is positively represented, making you proud of people who exhibit extraordinary character — a character embodied in compassion, intelligence, empathy, strength, and selflessness. The embrace of others is the love you give yourself. The […]

PEACE: Feeling Good!

  We encounter so many things in life that make us uneasy, sad, or mad. That’s why it is important to allow sunshine to enter our souls — to shine joy and happiness on our lives and sustain our “feel-good.” Outside of the substances being marketed to us, we must know our own natural triggers for euphoric happiness. The distinction between “happy” and “feeling […]