Do you ever wish you could take a break from all the chaos, confusion, and craziness and just take a P E A C E pause?
Whether your current chaos comes from the world around you, your circumstances, or your inner self, the good news is that you can have peace. And you can access it at any time. It is just as available as the aspirin in your medicine cabinet.
Skeptical? If so, hang with me for just a moment.
Think about GRAVITY.
You don’t have to believe in gravity for it to exist, it just is. You can cooperate with it and use it to your advantage, or you can ignore and violate it to your demise. Either way, gravity is still a universal law.
And so is P E A C E.
Peace operates under a set of laws (or what we refer to as principles). Cooperate with these peace principles and experience P E A C E, violate them and experience turmoil, angst, and havoc.
Anyone who has violated the peace principles of money by spending money they did not have, knows the feeling of not having financial peace. Or the one who violates peace principles in relationships by abusing trust will eventually experience a lack of peace in that relationship, if the relationship even survives at all.
So, how do you access peace in a moment’s notice?
By taking a P E A C E pause.
There’s more than one way to do this. I’ll share with you two ways:
First, as a person of faith, I go to the one I believe is the ultimate source of peace, the Prince of Peace, Jesus Christ. Isaiah 9:6 (NIV) tells us:
“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”
Secondly, even if you’re not a person of faith – since peace is a principle and universal law – you can still experience greater peace.
How? Here’s a practical step we can all take immediately:
Take 100% responsibility for our attitudes, words, and actions by replacing negativism with gratitude.
What are you grateful for today? What thoughts, actions, and words do you need to add or eliminate from your life?
We can reach for a P E A C E pause whenever we need one. Simply by opening our heart, or our mouth, or maybe even both and offering gratitude.
And when we do, we’re just a moment away from satisfying the craving of our soul. The craving for peace.