we talk about peace in the world, peace toward others, peace between nations. one of my favorite recurring themes on twitter is to say "when elected i can bring world peace through more naps and dancing"
peace with others is only obtainable when we have peace within ourselves. we can't attempt to have a settled, serene existence until we learn the trick of happiness.
serenity or happiness is a decision we make each moment, and moment by moment. we have to decide that no matter what life throws at us, we can and DO HAVE A CHOICE:
* we can stomp our feet, start "thinking" about it, obsess, and get irritated
* we can realize that the moment is fleeting, that we can choose to be happy, and contemplate a moment of peace and serenity in the face of misery
as a ferret, i have all kinds of issues ppl don't think i face: i have to steal the cats stuff, i have to hide my human's remote, sometimes i dance so hard, i fall off the sofa, and land on my back, i'll be crawling around dark closets, and find spiders or worse! and yet, life doesn't end, i don't make a big deal out of any of it, i have to keep sniffing things out, keep moving forward, i can't get all manic and crazy and upset about the little stuff.
my first post of 2011 therefore is a resolution: make peace with myself in order to make peace with the world and my fellow creatures.
i can get or take whatever adversity comes along, indeed, i will whether i like it or not, but it makes it so much more pleasant if i don't get upset, don't keep thinking too hard, and just move on...
i have a choice, and i choose peace, with myself
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