Life's cycles are unpredictable and filled with many ups and downs, but if we care to take a step back and look at our lives, all the pieces fit together perfectly. Life is whole. We are whole. Without the ups we wouldn't find a reason to live and without the downs we wouldn't appreciate the ups.
So how, then, can we find inner peace in this thing called life? It's messy and we can lose touch with ourselves and our hearts.
With awareness, we always come back within to realize that there is a stillness we can find. When we take a moment to honestly acknowledge our present and embrace all that lies within it, without judgement, we find peace.
And when we find that stillness and inner peace, we realize how powerful it is- to simply exist amidst the chaos of our everyday lives.
"Peace. It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart." (Unknown)