We’re not that different, you and me. We all feel joy and sorrow. We all feel pain and fear. We all laugh and smile. We all bleed red.
- Good Wishes
- High Five
- Guten Tag
I was laying in the hammock and looking at the blue sky above me. A few white clouds slowly passed over head. Bees and butterflies were flittering around the yard. Birds were in a tree nearby and signing a beautiful song. The warmth of the sun radiated against my skin.
Everything seemed so peaceful and it bore down to my soul. I felt tranquility flowing throughout my entire body. I wondered to myself, why I rarely spend time in the hammock.
This is something I can and should enjoy more often in my life. In fact, I think we all could benefit from having such a place in our lives.
I go into the woods alone, to sit in silence and listen. I hear birds singing, bugs chirping, and the wind rustling through the leaves. I can smell the freshness in the air. The longer I sit the more at peace I feel. I am becoming one with the nature around me. I feel a longing to connect with the animals that hide or scurry about. I close my eyes, and let all the stress leave my body. In that moment, all feels right with the world. That’s why I go into the woods.
Is peace possible?
According to Webster’s Dictionary, peace is defined as a “state of tranquility or quite; freedom from civil disturbance.”
Humans are social beings with a natural desire to connect, to be a part of a group. We also seem to have a natural tendency to fear groups that are different and to look down upon other groups.
Peace isn’t easy. Peace takes work. We have to look deep into ourselves and confront our own demons, before we can be peacemakers. To actually have peace in this world, we all must be willing to go through that uncomfortable process.
I fear this world will never be at peace, because there will always be those who are unwilling to work for peace.
What are your thoughts on the possibility of peace?