Quiet contemplation

I use ‘quiet contemplation’ as a tool to help me strive for inner peace. Having peace not only represents our inner perceptions, but how we deal with our life and the people in it.

Inner peace may also comes from how we deal with our perceptions. It represents a quietness, a quietness that incorporates love and respect that we have for each other, despite any political, cultural and religious views.

Peace isn’t about having a fancy car, or a fancy house. It also isn’t about looking at what other people have and wanting what they have, or the latest technological find. Having material worth can’t make us happy. It is our perceptions that dictate our ability to be happy.

I often sit, and look at my cat and contemplate. When I think of her full tummy, somewhere warm for her to sleep and a hug is all she needs, it brings a smile to my face. Those are the simple things. We must learn to cherish them.

It is important not to compare our life with others, or become obsessed with the things we may not be able to change. They’re there for a reason. Learning to deal with those and finding an acceptance on them can help bring inner peace.

30 Aug, 2012

4 thoughts on “Quiet contemplation

  1. I find peace when all is quiet and there isn’t chaos around me and that comes rarely in this household.

    My husband seems to find peace all the time because he isn’t worrying about whether the pets get fed, the household chores are done, the meals are prepared or if he have clean clothes to wear.

    It’s ridiculous really, but I chose this lifestyle and I’m the house wife and mom so I’m in charge of all the household stuff right now.

    I do have my days where I can sit quietly and contemplate life.

    1. You chose to get married Lisa, but marriage is and should be a partnership! Most things, particularly household chores could be shared.

      Based on what you deal with and what your husband deals with, it’s not surprising your husband has more peace than you. Pleased you have some time to contemplate your life. I am sure those times will help.

  2. I can’t remember the last time i had time out for myself.

    I used to enjoy riding my motorbike just for the sake of it and that was a great way of relaxing and restarting contemplating, but that’s not an option any more.

    I definitely need to find more time for myself away from all the hassle of life.

    1. I agree with you. It’s probably time to think of an alternative to a motor bike that will help. Time out is so important for everyone.

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