Time for me to schedule some visits with peace. Peace is the place I can rest and not worry, the place to be good with wherever I am, the feeling of knowing that all is well. Peace is where I go to rebuild my confidence in my ability to just be. Whatever else is going on, outside of that peaceful place, does not impact peace’s abode.
The hope is that someday I will carry peace with me, into every situation, and in every breath. I aspire to truly be a peaceful person. Like every other aspiration I have, this one is a work in progress.
The source of peace lies in the Savior, and the power of the Atonement.
“Heavenly Father loves us and wants us to be free from the consequences of our loved one’s addiction. It is important to remember that He did not give us these trials—rather, they are a result of our loved ones’ poor choices. But Heavenly Father can use our trials to help us grow, progress, and become more like Him (see D&C 122).
As we exercise faith, we can feel the purifying influence and peace of His Spirit, and He will replace ‘beauty for ashes’ (Isaiah 61:3).
As we cry unto the Lord, He will bless and comfort us in significant ways. While we may not always receive exactly what we ask for, the Lord is still blessing us. The people of Alma were not immediately released from bondage, but ‘the Lord did strengthen them that they could bear up their burdens’ (Mosiah 24:15). With the Lord’s help, we can find peace”.
My health coach made a suggestion the other day. I have chronic pain, and she asked me what I did in those moments to find peace. Okay, maybe she used some other word, but I heard, “Peace”. She offered to give me some meditation techniques, or breathing exercises. That moment helped me see that in order to have peace, I need to visit there often. Making appointments to just be in a peaceful state, and then choosing to take peace as a companion for my day, that is what will help me obtain peace.
Where can I turn for peace? First, the Lord. Second, myself and the inner strength He has given me. And third, by making quiet and frequent visits with peace.
-With love, Allie