The process of finding inner peace never ends. It’s this constant balancing act. When you think you have it mastered life brings you to a new obstacle course.
This is part of the path of life. It never stays a flat, even, easy trail. Half the beauty of a trail is the effort put into hiking it. The same goes for this life. We’re on this long trail and it would get boring fast if it was only flat and perfect.
Unfortunately it’s easy to forget to enjoy the awe inspiring beauty that exists when we’re making our way through this life. There are days that it hurts, there are days that we have to face our deepest fears, and there are days that we just need to stop and look around and remember how small that all is in the universe we live in. Perspective. Our lives can be complicated. There are moments we lose sight of what is important.
In these moments, the moments that aren’t perfect we can still find peace. I’ve found that if I step back from it all and ground myself I can find the peace. It’s not fun, it means having some blunt conversations with my soul and brain. It means letting other people know when you’re feeling weak. Trusting the people in your life to care for you when you can’t quite figure out how to care for yourself.
Yes, we can find the peace within ourselves, but it’s much better when we allow others to help us with that.
Finding peace, it’s tricky. It’s also beautiful. It’s beautiful to be reminded that peace is there and to be reminded that it’s okay to let others into your little messy world of thoughts.
Let people in my friends, even when it’s hard to.