Saturday, March 21, 2009

Where Does Inner Peace Dwell?

In peace I will both lie down and sleep, For You alone, O LORD, make me to dwell in safety.—Psalm 4:8 NASB

Sometimes all I want is peace—no stress, no overwhelming demands, no fear of tomorrow. Why does serenity seem so illusive for the single parent?

What Are the Symptoms of Inner Peace?

  • A tendency to think and act spontaneously rather than on fears based on past experience
  • An unmistakable ability to enjoy the moment
  • A loss of interest in judging other people
  • A loss of interest in judging self
  • A loss of interest in interpreting the actions of others
  • An inability to worry (this is a very serious symptom!)
  • Frequent overwhelming episodes of appreciation
  • Frequent acts of smiling
  • An increasing tendency to let things happen rather than to make them happen
  • An increased susceptibility to the love extended by others as well as the uncontrollable urge to extend it.

Can You…?

  • Start the day without caffeine?
  • Get going without pep pills?
  • Always be cheerful, ignoring aches and pains?
  • Resist complaining and boring people with your troubles?
  • Eat the same food every day and be grateful for it?
  • Understand when your loved ones or friends are too busy to give you any time?
  • Take criticism and blame without resentment?
  • Resist treating a rich friend better than a poor friend?
  • Can conquer tension without medical help?
  • Relax without liquor?
  • Sleep without the aid of drugs?

Then you are probably the family dog!

Thought I was going to get all spiritual, didn't you?


Gloria Rose said...

Hi Scoti - loved the signs of peace. Who is the author?

Scoti Domeij, Director, Springs Writers said...

The symptoms of peace was a quote I found by someone unknown.

Tea With Tiffany said...

You are SOOO funny! Thanks for the great ending.