“If we are peaceful, if we are happy, we can smile and blossom like a flower, and everyone in our family, our entire society, will benefit from our peace.”
~ Thich Nhat Hanh
Does it sound strange to say that I crave peace? Like, isn’t ‘craving’ something in and of itself, sort of the complete opposite of being peaceful? Leave it to me to be a contradiction. 😉
But I do – crave peace. And I have peace, much of the time. But sometimes life just heaps so much weight onto my shoulders, there’s so much required of me, so many things to do, so many people that need me, my knees begin to buckle under the strain, until finally, my strength gives out. Splat, there I am sprawled out on the ground, I’m not any good to anyone like that am I?
I don’t do it on purpose, I just pick up things along the way. And sometimes I let the people I love put things on me too, because they have needs and I want to help. But the best way for me to truly help, is for me to first have peace within myself, because then I ‘can smile and blossom like a flower, and everyone in my family, my entire society, will benefit from my peace.’
And I know what I need to do to have that, I just get caught up in all the other stuff sometimes. Well, that, and my erratic hormones. Maybe it’s really balance that I crave. 😉
Wishing you a day of balance, a bit of what you crave, and lots of…
✿~Peace & Love~✿