Monday, January 30, 2012

Pondering Peacefulness

First, have peace in thy own breast, then thou wilt be qualified to restore peace to others. Peacefulness is a more useful acquisition than learning. 
~ Thomas a Kempis 
These words today (here) ... yes.  Peacefulness is so very needed these days.  It is something I am seeking to bring to my home, my little part of the world, a quiet peace.  Not reactionary, not jumping at the latest whatever that is vying for attention, not always having to put in my own opinion or even defend myself.  Sometimes just remaining silent and praying to be that person of peace (even when my flesh desires quite the opposite) is the very best I can offer.  
Blessed are the peacemakers ...
How do you pursue peace?


  1. I find peace by letting go of my anger and fears and just being. Not always easy but I am so much happier when I am able to do this.

  2. I think biting ones tongue is a great place to start! As I've gotten older I realize that I don;t always have to put in my 2 cents worth and if I disagree with something or someone it's not always necessary to let them know...I find peace in my garden and in time with my family and animals too.. Nice question today!


Thanks for sharing your thoughts!