Five or six months ago I wrote a post about living in the whirlwind of Evan's demands titled "Lord, Grant Me the Serenity."
Those words are now the search that most frequently brings visitors to my blog. Strangely, my little blog always seems to show up within the top ten out of hundreds of thousands of results for those words.
There are so many, many people searching for serenity. Every day. I wish I had something better to offer than a description of me watching Evan spin.
Let's see if this helps:
Stop searching and let it find you. Serenity lies in surrender and in acceptance.
It lives in nature. It lives in music. It lives in service to others, the appreciation of beauty and gratitude. Boy howdy, it lives there big time.
It lives inside of you, in the still small voice that is God. While we humans are busy searching and fretting, God is whispering, "I am here. Rest in me." We can't hear that voice unless we get quiet and listen.
I know this but do not always remember in times of stress. This reminder is as much for myself as for you, dear searcher.
Take a deep breath and look inside. That's where it lives. Well, there and in the connection between us all. We're all trying to find our way in the dark and we're all called to be lights for one another. I hope this brightens your path, even just a little. I hope it helps to know that, as you search, others are searching, too. And that there is in this world, at least one person who sees your struggle and wishes you peace.
Deep, abiding peace to you.