Peace

Peace is the result of contentment and action. It is a balance of doing and resting.

It is a sense of serenity and tranquility. The only word to describe true peace is peace. It signifies an emotional state and a longing to be connected to others in a way that is harmonious to all. It is not taxing or burdensome. It is uplifting and encouraging.

Peace is hard to describe, but when you experience it, you know what it's effects are. The effects of peace are easier to acknowledge than what caused it. You know when you have peace. You also know when you are in turmoil.

Peace is not the addition of something. It is the realization of the appreciation of removing unneeded things from your life. Peace is addition by subtraction. Adding more things or more people rarely leads to peace. Peace is acknowledging less is better. Knowing what you can control and what you cannot allows for peace to exist. 

This sounds great in concept, but it can feel unattainable in life. Why? It doesn't have to be that way.  

The path to peace starts somewhere. If the goal is a life of peace, then start with five minutes a day of true peace. Find the environment and mental state in your life that gives you the feeling of peace. It is hard to achieve something you can't define. Define what peace means to you and craft a life that makes it happen.

Bryan Clifton

Oklahoma City, OK