Well, in the United States, we’ve just experienced another “orderly and peaceful transfer of power” but was it? Really? I dunno, there is a lot of unrest, confusion, and violence happening all over the country.
I got a message from one of my followers. She asked “Lisa, how can we be at peace in this broken and disturbing world?” I’m with you Rebecca, this has been a troubling time. After some reflection, I decided to act on my belief in PEACE, it’s time to put something helpful out there, on the internet.
In February, I will be hosting a month-long conversation about peace; How to find it. What it is, and isn’t. I want to share some tools and tips, as well as some ideas, and perspectives on things I’ve thought a lot about.
To start the conversation, I want you to share your struggles to finding PEACE.
- When is PEACE most elusive for you?
- What situations present you the biggest challenge in finding PEACE?
- What are your barriers in finding PEACE?
Leave me your responses here, or on my Facebook page, and I will answer via video. The first question, Rebecca’s, will be the first response. You can expect February 1st.
Go ahead, challenge me. I’ve been at this seeking PEACE stuff for some time, I dare you to bring me an issue that I cannot wrestle with and find PEACE, somewhere.
Is finding PEACE hard? Yes, it can be. Is it worth the struggle? Yes, it is. Do not underestimate the value of the struggle, it is evidence you will find an answer.
I look forward to answering your questions and finding PEACE together in February.
5 thoughts on “A Challenge to Find PEACE!”
Peace is most elusive for me when I awaken each morning with a ton of things to do. I am pretty bad with time management so many of my mornings are not peaceful at all.
When I see an injustice of any kind, that is the moment I find it a challenge to find peace. From someone breaking the rules of the road to the injustices we are witnessing on a national level – these frustrations stick with me and limit my ability to find peace.
Barriers to finding peace? Same as above. Rushing in body and frustrations in the mind I guess.
ohhh … these are good ones. “Rushing in body, and frustrations in the mind.” Isn’t it funny, computers were supposed to make our lives so much easier … I think they’ve given us the idea we can do anything.
I’ll let you know when your questions are answered, thanks for participating.
First off, thank you for this opportunity. I’ve been struggling with this a majority of my life and I’m always open to others views and opinions of how I can improve myself.
I grew up in a family without my mother. She had made a series of unwise decisions that ultimately resulted in a final decision. She chose a relationship with a man over having a relationship with her kids. I was 11 at the time and I have always had a hard time wrapping my head around and accepting the fact that my mother didn’t want me. As a result I have had a difficulty trusting anyone who says they love me because how could they if the one person on earth, my own mother couldn’t love me enough to choose me.
Through the years I have attempted to make peace with this situation. I have had other motherly type figures, but I always longed for a mothers love. My father always has assumed both roles, I am truly blessed for that, but from a mothers perspective, how can I find peace in my situation?
I have found comfort in trying to accept things beyond my control, but I’m not always successful. It’s been helped to realize my experiences in life have been stepping stones leading to the person I’m supposed to be, but I have a hard time accepting the trials I’ve been given.
I want to have peace in my life and for the most part I do. I’ve found peace after I left an abusive marriage and I have a positive outlook with that but still after 15 years I still haven’t found peace in regards to the situation with my mother. As soon as I feel like I’ve accepted it, she finds a way to re-open the wounds and I feel like I’m back to square one.
How do you find peace in things that are beyond your control?
Thanks Kelly for your willingness to let us into your story. I’m sure many people have similar struggles. I think I’ll break your question down into a few parts. Appreciate your participation!!
Wow, Allison … isn’t that true. We lay our heads down to sleep, and the worries begin flooding through. I think it has something to do with the slowing down, and all those things we were avoiding thinking about, come to us. Thanks for your responses, I’ll let you know when your question is answered.