Saturday, September 3, 2016

Peace is available to all

What is peace? If we were to ask this of everyone we know we would probably get as many different answers as there are people. Many would attach it to some goal that must be obtained first in order for them to achieve peace.

It might be when they retire or when they are financially secure. It might be when their life is less hectic and they can relax or they have found Mr. Right. But peace itself is an absence of expectation.

It is not a state of mind but a state of spirit. It is not attained by fulfillment without but in a quietness within. It requires nothing but love and faith in the Divine. It is accessible to the poor as well as those who are financially secure.

It is possible to be at peace in the midst of a storm. It is an act of abandoning worry and accepting faith. It is a realization that all things can be borne, in God. That we are never abandoned, but have the greatest love of all, Divine love.

God is never too busy to listen and what we have to say is never too trivial in His opinion. The hour is never too late to seek Him out or too early to contact him.

God is always available. There is no special formula to use when communicating with the Divine. Simple words will do. The important thing is to begin. There is no magic or special preference.

The Divine is available to all who seek Him and so is the peace S/He gives us. You are not required to possess anything to be at peace. It can be obtained by the lowliest beggar as well as a king.

God is an equal opportunity giver of peace. You can give everything you own away and still have peace. You can lose everything you have, including your health and still possess peace.

Peace is a oneness with God. Being in tune with simple blessings as soft as a breeze, as warm as the sun, as gentle as rain. It comes from God.