Have you ever heard someone exclaim, “All I want to do is find some peace”? Usually this statement is proceeded by a stressful, overwhelming event, or series of events. During the holidays the thought of finding some peace can be especially prevalent in the minds of busy, overwhelmed people.
But what if, peace is always with you? What if it is not so much finding peace but allowing ourselves to settle down into it?
Our senses are constantly bombarded with external suggestions for what we “need” at any given moment…material solutions for a very immaterial sense of longing. Our society has an incessant need to fill the “void” in our daily lives. It is as if downtime, quiet-time, any kind of restorative time is not considered important. When we forget how beneficial quiet time can be, we become overworked, overstimulated, and stressed. In this state, it is hard to remember that there is peace available to us. There is no need to go and find it, if we just practice filtering out the “noise” and “needs” of our fast paced world – we can settle into the peace that lives in each of us…the more we practice settling into peace the better we get…and who knows? Peaceful quiet time could be the most productive part of your day.