What are we looking for in life? When this question was asked in a 2010 Australian lifestyle survey, the top two answers were happiness and peace. Are we surprised? I don’t think so but they are both elusive qualities when it comes to explaining them. What are the options?
Peace is found in our personality and temperament
Peace is the absence of war
Peace is a geography, a physical location
Peace is a direct result of the circumstances of life.
Though all of these possibilities partly explain peace, I think peace is best described as a place of rest and contentment within the mind and heart. Peace may be difficult to define intellectually but is well understood as what the soul feels…full, complete, sound, whole, enough.
That’s what I really want for Christmas…I’m sure of it!