You Can’t Rush Peace


You just can’t rush peace. Clearly mankind has not found the means for bringing serenity to the world in the millions of years that we have inhabited it, so why should we expect peace to come quickly and quietly into our daily lives?

As I sat down to write this post, all three children stormed into the office after me. One wanted to talk about a homework assignment. The second wanted to watch baseball. The third wanted his second supper for the night. (I literally JUST finished cleaning up the first supper, where he ate three helpings.) All three kiddos laid guilt trips on me because I had gotten home late and went straight into making the first supper. This post clearly wasn’t going to get written without a fight.

If peace doesn’t come quickly, than rest for the weary is definitely out of the question. Peace isn’t going to happen instantly or easily in my day. I am sure the same is true for you.

Here’s the challenge. We have to slow ourselves down enough to let tranquility and peace find us.

Tranquility and peace aren’t the ones running around like chickens with their heads cut off. Tranquility and peace aren’t the ones saying “Yes” to every request for volunteering, or bake sale fundraiser, or social function that comes their way. Tranquility and peace aren’t the ones who are triple booked with weddings, fall festivals, and the desperate need to clean house this weekend; we are.

While we may find it easy to say “Yes” to all the volunteering and fundraisers, it is a lot tougher for us to make peace a priority.

This weekend (or anytime) I challenge you to recharge yourself and your Intentergy by setting aside some time to be peaceful. That time can be 15 minutes or 2 hours. Just find the time to let peace find you.

Sit in your favorite chair. Read a book. Go for a walk. Go to church. Visit the library or sip some java at a local coffee shop. Let peace find you.

Our inner peace is in there. You can’t rush it. Peace is just waiting for us to let it be a priority. Once we find a way to say, “Come on, inner peace,” and actually let it arrive, the faster we will be at finding it back each day.

By: Melanie A. Peters

P.S. Getting this post written was my first step in encouraging peace this day. I think I will re-read it tomorrow so that today’s peace can catch up.



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