Earlier in the day, I wrote a status asking my real and ghost friends one simple question; "Where Can One Find Peace?"
After reading countless Facebook statuses of anger and frustration due and projected positive words with the hope that they will confirm happiness, it made me realize we were all looking for the same thing. To be at peace is to be happy, grateful, content despite chaos, etc. But how many of us really have that? How do we get to this majestic place in our minds and hearts? What can calm the stormy sea of life we are all roughing through?
The answers I received to my Facebook question ranged from a place (Jamaica), to speaking with God in a quiet moment or believing in what God says in the Bible about finding peace in Him. To me, the answers seemed to give a destination, which makes sense seeing that I asked "where" peace can be found. But how? How does one find peace? Is the journey to peace more important than the destination of peace?
I wish I had the answers, but I am unsure myself. We are all individuals, dealing with separate issues. This requires different methods of finding peace. Sometimes, we stay stagnant because we may not believe that there is a place of peace for us. However, I do know one thing to be true. In order to find peace for oneself, you ultimately have to look within. It's a crutch that admittedly, many of us avoid doing. What is causing the disruption in your life? Why are you sad? Angry? Hurt? Frustrated? Yes, in relation to being human, we may be resistant to change, therefore turning a blind eye to what needs to be changed to avoid the emotions that come with it. Whatever the reason, addressing what is happening to yourself within, will help you find the peace you are looking for externally.
Prayer helps, because you are communing with God about how you are feeling. Meditation, exercise, there are different solutions to finding what you desire. In my opinion, there is no right or wrong answer to finding peace. Only hope and suggestions.
What do you do to find your peace?