Inner peace has always been a tough one for me, impossible in the midst of active addiction, but very difficult in sobriety as well. Maturity levels are moderately low in new sobriety, as well as self-confidence. These are emotional states that can only come from enlightened understanding of what it is we are going through, and what it is we wish to accomplish. It is vitally important that we control our emotional responses to things and situations in order to achieve something that resembles peace and sanity! That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t feel or react to things, but we need to keep these things in perspective and act appropriately to certain stimuli, which can be any number of things, but especially people!
I keep it at the top of my “to do list”! I know that with effort, prayer and the love and grace of my Father in Heaven that I can and will achieve it at some point in time! I certainly don’t consider it unobtainable by any means, just something that requires a tremendous amount of faith and self-awareness, and that is certainly something that all of us could benefit from!
Keep the faith my friends! May God grant you peace in your lives and in your hearts!
Love and blessings to all! +Joe
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
“May the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way.
The Lord be with all of you.”
(2 Thessolonians 3:16)