Awareness, consciousness, mindfulness... The state or condition of being aware, of knowing something - It is the ability to perceive, to feel, to be conscious of whatever it may...
For a long time I have searched for the anecdote for peace. I would fight with myself, muffling my inner most feelings with an attempt to keep things “peaceful.” And while yes, at times moments of calm serenity would transpose, it always seemed out of my control. Life would just happen to me and I became stuck in the whirlwind of living reactively. With attempts to meet everyone else’s expectations, I lost sight of my own.
Moving to New York didn’t help matters much as it seemed everything was moving at over 100mph and I was just struggling to keep up. From heart break to grad school, this new chapter definitely had its fair share of unyielding surprises. While it is advised to steer away from clichés, I find they constantly bear such interesting bouts of truth. And finding peace in the eye of the storm has made all the difference.
Yes, life may take a turn for the better or the worse. As we go through the journey change is inevitable. There will be moments of sorrow and moments of joy. But while these moments and feelings will come and go, I have realized they do not have to deter me from peace.
Because peace is found in awareness, peace is freedom from the noise
Because our thoughts are just thoughts,
And yes the world is not always a kind place,
And that in every situation we are always faced with choices…
Because Peace is choosing to live mindfully
Peace is about making mistakes and learning from them
It’s about abstaining from judgment
As human beings, life’s stressors attempt to dictate our every move but they don’t have to.
Routines and habits are easily formed and at times allow us to maneuver through life with ease, but when these habits begin to steer us where ever they choose and we lose sight ourselves and things get a bit iffy.
Pay attention. Our thoughts are a reflection of all that we ingest. Our feelings help us process our reality. Take a second and observe them. Watch them come. Watch them go. Allow your feelings to be felt.
As they come, they will go.
Let go of that which no longer serves you..
Inhale and exhale.