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June, 2009:

Looking Forward

It’s not about when the “trials and tribulations” will be over and when you will “find peace.”  You need to find peace in the trials.  You need to view the trials as experiences.  All experience, good and bad, is what you learn from.  Without it, we’re just empty shells living drone life.  The act of living in your experience, acknowledging it, breathing it in, is what brings you peace.

Unfortunately, too much of our media & entertainment has sold us and told us that peace is equal to relaxation.  In perpetuity.  Drinking that cocktail on the beach is not peace, it’s respite.  In time, this too becomes drone.

The trials are part of what we do, who we are, and how we become what we become.  Getting so caught up in the tomorrow where this will “all be over” is what leads us to unhappiness.  Drinking in every moment… not necessarily trying to find the “good” in every moment, because you can’t and won’t find your definition of good in everything that happens to you… is the true path to finding peace.