To be at peace doesn’t mean rolling over and giving up.
To be at peace is the art of keeping your cool, no matter how fierce the winds are swirling around you, or how harsh the cold.
It means staying true to your values, your beliefs, no matter how hard the knock.
It means, not striking out because someone struck first, and instead, responding to create the more of what you want in the world, not the less of their actions.
Our human nature often wants to strike back. Get even. Make them feel what we felt.
Yet, to do so doesn’t make us feel better if in striking back, we too are hurt, we too are carrying the burden of regret, of anger, of pain.
Getting even gives short term gain. Long term pain.
Go for the long game. Find the path to peace by holding yourself 100% accountable for all your actions, words, thoughts and deeds. Stand true to who you are. Act out of your values and do not let yourself be pulled into the storm of someone else’s chaos. Create peace where ever you are and seek it in all things.