In our drive to survive, peace becomes for many of us about organizing our environment in ways that feel peaceful. We dream of having things organized, our to-do lists empty and some time to just relax.
Well, this can be an endless and ultimately an unfulfilling pursuit. At best we do indeed have clean, organized and structured to-do lists. The question becomes, how are we feeling inside? I can relate. Yes, there is great satisfaction when I look out and see a peaceful environment. And, I have found myself wondering often, why don’t I feel peaceful? or notice the fleeting nature of the moment. I’ve recently pulled apart the notion of satisfaction and peace.
This has inspired a re-think. A reconsideration of, what is the peace I am in pursuit of?
And today’s powerful question, “How else might I cultivate peace?”
I am coming to discover it is indeed an inside out job. A practice of agency. One that comes back again and again in the still point of a moment.
Consider today’s question at various points throughout the day. Invite your wisdom to guide your very next step.