Thursday, June 18, 2009

Embracing Life and Living in Serenity

“Serenity is not freedom from the storm, but peace amid the storm”

I am a woman of serenity and quietude...

I am at peace when life flows smoothly, where there's nothing to worry about, no stresses and no tensions. But everyday life is not always like this. More often, it is surrounded by all these. The environment is always filled with noise, turmoils, daily blahs and squabbles, and a lot more. Sometimes even my mind is full of chatters and clutters from the moment I wake up up to the moment I fall asleep. Still, there are times when I can manage to keep calm and be peaceful... times when the most I can do is take a deep breathe, sigh, and pray.
“I believe that catching a vision for simplicity is the vital prerequisite for dealing with the storms of life, for exiting the fast lane and for changing our lives for the better.” ~ Thomas Kinkade

Sometimes I wish to walk in solitude, read a book or write in silence. For it is in silence that I can think clearly, hear and feel more; and I can listen to the quiet conversations with myself. Though when I want to, I can always close my eyes and hear these music, as it fills me mind and feed my soul...
If there’s one more gift
I’d ask of You, Lord
It would be peace here on earth;
As gentle as Your children’s laughter
All around, all around

Your people have grown weary
Of living in confusion
When will we realize
That neither heaven is at peace
When we live not in peace

Grant me serenity within
For the confusions around
Are mere reflections
Of what’s within
What’s within me.

Indeed, God gives me inner peace in times of all the chaos and every life circumstances. I am living a life trusting Him, enjoying each moment everyday with my family. I welcome each challenge and life trials because I know all these makes me strong. How wonderful it is to sleep at night when all the worries in my mind shuts down, knowing that I would wake up to another great and wonderful day.

woman serenity prayer
I will continuously accept that noise will always be a part of my life... it is through this that I come to appreciate my silence and embrace my serenity.

4 comments:

conversationswithmoms said...

Very well said. I love the Serenity prayer.

ilovehateamerica said...

It's great to know that you find peace and solitude in God who brings us those gifts. It is true, that amidst all what tribulation and trouble we encounter , we can rely on God's strength, grace and comfort.

Robb Sempurai said...

Put my rivendellious banner here n i'll link u.Leave a note there when u'r done.TQ.

czaroma said...

@ conversationswithmom, yes it is very comforting.

@ ilovehateamerica... and I always believe that we can surpass all these life trials with God's love and guidance :)

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