I hope you are all having a great week. I’m out in PEI (East Coast of Canada) at the moment and enjoying every minute of it.
I’ve done some travelling in my life, but what I like in particular about this place is the peace and the quiet. Even when on the beach, the sound of the waves crashing, and the wind blowing, and the people conversing creates a sort of relaxing hum.
But we can’t be on vacation all the time. We don’t always have time in the daily grind to find peace of mind. We get lost in our own minds, spinning through our problems repeatedly.
I think a lot of people try to find peace in their lives by taking all the noise and problems of everyday life and channeling them inward. Like drawing in a deep breath, and forgetting to exhale. Trying to enjoy the moment and be in it, but attention is divided as you try to hold it all in. Because problems don’t just go away. So we accept peace as temporary, knowing that what clutters are minds is bound to return. Peace of mind is thought of as ‘dealing with it later’.
But it’s not. Peace of mind is letting go; it’s giving yourself full permission to exhale. It’s continuing to breathe, and being in a different place. The things we tend to worry about most in life are things we have no control over. Once we are willing to accept that, then we can let those problems go freely. Don’t carry the weight of unnecessary things, unburden yourself. Breathe.