I think most people know that saying. In fact, I think most people have heard that saying, or perhaps have even said it to themselves when the going gets hard.
What I wanted to write about today is Serenity. To find peace, or tranquility, has got to be one of the hardest things in the world. I often look at people and think, do they really have it together or are the about to crack, under the surface.
I have always been one of those surface people. On the outside, I like to think, I keep it together. But usually on the inside I am stressed, shaken, tired, unsure, and a bit broken. What I like to remind myself of is, even though I have a lot to be worried about, I should find a place of serenity each and every day.
It is hard to quite ones mind. My mind never seems to shut down, especially when I am trying to relax. If you have read Eat, Pray, Love, the part that made me laugh was when she was trying to learn to meditate. I could relate to this because my mind just keeps going.
Even thought I posted a quote that is a direction toward a god, I don't have many spiritual or religious beliefs anymore. This is not a religious post, nor am I trying to stir up that conversation. Whether you believe in a higher power, or not, I do believe that everyone should find a quite moment to get closer to knowing serenity.
This notion, I think, is not one where you can constantly live. The reason I say that is because, well, life happens. Life is chaotic and messy and the opposite of serene, that is why I think it feels so good to look towards it. I look on it like a comfortable bed, or a listening ear. Something where I can let go of the daily grind, and just feel good in the quite.
I am thankful for serenity. I am thankful when I get a moment to reflect.