We often make the mistake of attributing our lack of peace of heart to conditions out of our control—a world in turmoil, a relationship that has ended, or a hope thwarted.
But peace of heart is an inside job. It happens within regardless of what is happening without. The heroic heart cultivates gratitude even in the midst of suffering. It finds glory in the inglorious, beauty in the less than beautiful. It accepts life’s ups and downs, heartaches, disappointments, and inevitable losses.
Inner peace is not just “feeling better,” but a deep sense of lasting contentment. It is a sweet feeling, sometimes accompanied by sadness.
The pains of life can peacefully coexist with all that has been joyous, all that has left you with gratitude, and all that deserves to be lovingly held and remembered.
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