Peaceful stillness is my natural state.
On a quiet morning, when the wind is calm, a mountain lake is still and serene. Calm is the natural state of the waters just as peaceful stillness is my natural state of being. If I feel agitated by conditions in the outer world, I remember that beyond the waves of anxiety or doubt, there is a reservoir of peace. I may not be able to quiet the activity of others, but I can quiet my own. I slow down and take a meditative pause. I inhale and exhale with the intention of soothing my state of mind. I don’t deny difficulty, but I aim to address it with calm serenity. I return to my natural state of inner stillness. True peace is found within me. I allow that peace to guide my words and actions.
He made the storm be still, and the waves of the sea were hushed.—Psalm 107:29