Everyone wants to feel peaceful. Yet we all know that “things come up” in our lives that are upsetting, painful, and just plain hard to deal with.
What can we do about that?
Most of us try to fix the “problem.” We try to fix whatever happened so that we can feel peaceful again.
Yet………..sometimes we can’t immediately “fix” a problem. If I have a health problem, I may have to search long and hard for answers. If I am facing economic challenges, that’s a problem. It may be hard to figure out a solution. If I have a co-worker that is flat out difficult to deal with, that’s a problem too. I may or may not be able to find a way to resolve that problem.
Does this mean that if I can’t resolve or fix a problem immediately, that I will need to live with anger, frustration, overwhelming feelings, or fear?
Sadly, many people do just that.
I don’t like to feel that way. The good news is that we do not have to.
I work with many clients who have buried their feelings. They deal with problems as best they can, and then move on. What they experience, though, is that they are tense and uptight, worried, or agitated. They are stressed. Most people assume that it is just part of life, and that doing the best they can is going to someday bring peace. They try harder and harder. But - unfortunately - at some point in time, they can’t function any more. They start falling apart, and they know it. They just don’t know what to do about it.
We can do something about it. We can feel peace, in any situation. We can get rid of discouragement, fear, despair, depression, and anxiety. We have everything we need to do that. We just have to know how.
The path to peace begins with understanding our emotions. That is the only way to re-solve the problems we face in our lives. It is the only way to feel peace.