THE SECRET TO FINDING PEACE

November 05, 2014


I feel we all have periods of time in our lives that we are searching for something. Not exactly sure what it is, we seek different paths trying to find whatever it is. What it comes down to is peace, contentment, and happiness. We want to know who we are, what we're doing, and where we're going. What gets in the way is the image society forces upon us to have. The perfect hair, skin, clothes, body, life. It's exhausting trying to keep up with all of that. There's only so much we can do before we get overwhelmed.

As I've pondered, I've realized where that contentment and confidence stems from.


Within.

Not from new perfume, or having a best friend always by your side, getting showered with gifts, or even getting showered with praise or love.

It comes from knowing that I am a child of God (and we all are!). It comes from taking time to be alone. I've sat in my room and have taken time to assess where I stand, what I need to work on, and how far I've come. I look to people I observe in life. I take how they treat others, how they live and adopt it to my ways. I have assessed my gifts and talents and have worked on them daily. I have molded myself like play dough into who I wanted to be, and you can too! We are never stuck as we are. We can always change!

Am I perfect? Far from it. Every day I have to build my beliefs and try to become a better me. But at the same time, I embrace my imperfections. It's hard to list them, not because I don't have them (oh, honey I do!), but because I decided it was time to stop looking for them. It was time to look in the mirror and feel love, not disgusted. Everyone has their bad hair day or their fat day, but wouldn't it be nice to have pretty much every day be a beautiful day?!

I in no way want this post to be about me. I hope that it can help you! It's time to start feeling peace and time to stop feeling like you can't measure up. Not tomorrow, not when you lose 10 pounds, not when that cute guy/girl talks to you, not when you make XXXX amount of money, not when you have more followers, but today. As you start consistently believing that you have enough and that you are enough, you will begin to feel love for yourself and gratitude for all that you have. You'll find that weight comes off easier, that you will feel love for everything around you, people will be drawn to you, light will shine in your eyes, you will want to give, and you'll find yourself in service.

Finding confidence and love for yourself is a foundation. Once you build that foundation, amazing things will happen. Start now.

 

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