Sunday Reflection: Where Are You Finding Peace?

My goodness its a wild and crazy world we are in. I can speak from experience the USA is full of chaos right now. Just go on the blogosphere or social media where people are bearing witness to how things are where they live. The year 2020 has been a time unlike any other in history where a whole lot of things are going down.

The question is where does one go to find some peace? You know to get away from the calamity of things. My priest posed the question about finding peace in your life this morning and in a Zoom meeting the answers were very personal and unique.

Some go into nature, some read, some will retreat to a favorite place if possible. There is a spiritual component where some will find prayer and meditation comforting. Worship or group gatherings can be helpful too. Being in tune with ones higher power can help calm the mind and soul. Yoga and other practices can benefit the mind and body simultaneously.

It’s true that people are overstimulated and overexposed to bad news and finding peace from that means turning off the TV and getting away from devices (yes that is hard for me to do).

Finding peace can be a simple thing if you let it. Getting out of your headspace and allowing your physical body to relax can help one unwind. Self care is important whatever that looks like to you.

Peace like a river, peace from turmoil, peace from the demands of life and peace that surpasses understanding, nirvana wherever one can find quiet for a time might help solve a lot of problems in the world. Being intentional about it is the key.

Peace to you all my dear friends.

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Tony "T-Bird" Burgess

Hi there, my name is Tony Burgess from Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA. I am a believer, bleeding-heart, idealist and blogger. I'm married to Laura and Cody is our dog. Daily I work for a blood bank. My blog is where I chronicle and curate the sacred, serious and silly things in my life. I am a member of The Episcopal Church. Thank you for connecting with me. Grace, peace, and love!

5 thoughts on “Sunday Reflection: Where Are You Finding Peace?”

  1. the kind of media you find yourself around can really affect you in subtle ways. For example, at first I’d use Yahoo Finance for keeping up to date with the stock market. Then I realized that the language they use to describe each day’s movements were a bit ‘exaggerated’ and highly emotional, to say the least. So I turned off notifications on the app and started using another source like Seeking Alpha to make cool, rational trading decisions without the hyped up language. best decision of my life, lol.

    same thing with covid, the riots and such. I’m subscribed to the NY Times, and i’d be depressed if that was my only link to the outside world (as useful as it is, don’t get me wrong!). but I have to balance it with the positivity from my WordPress feed [people like you! 😊], time with family/friends, quiet time in natural areas, uplifting music etc.

    reading your post was a wonderful reminder of the things which keep me going in challenging times. thank you ( :

    peace ✌

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