We are always choosing and in turn creating a life that reflects those choices.
Today, I share words of wisdom from Rev Ron Fox…
“There is a fable that describes a king who offered a prize for the person who could paint the best picture of peace. The first finalist drew peaceful mountains fluffy clouds and a calm lake. The other drew an angry sky, lightening and a rushing waterfall. Behind the waterfall was a tiny bush growing from a crack in a rock, and there sat a mother bird in her nest, in perfect calm.
The king chose the second picture. Peace doesn’t mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.
Thich Nhat Hanh has written about how people responded to the stress of crowded refugee boats when they encountered storms or pirates. He said that if everyone panicked, the boat would capsize. But if only one person remained calm and centered in God, that was enough to save everyone.”
Not only do we affect our own life, but we affect the lives of everyone around us. In every moment you have the choice to be centered in Spirit, being the one to still the boat and offer peace to those around you.
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