Find Your Peace 

I came across this little quote about inner peace and thought I share it along with this photo from my recent travels to Hawaii- 

“Inner peace begins the moment you decide not to allow another person or event to control your emotions.”

We are so programmed to react to people and events that this really made me think about what exactly that would mean to achieve inner peace. It is important to take care of ourselves, but how?  Here are a few things that work for me: 

  1. Remove yourself from your regular routines. We get caught up in daily routines that we forget to take care of ourselves
  2. Do things that make YOU happy. It might sound simple, but most times we just do things because that is what we are suppose to do. Are you happy doing those things? 
  3. Find an easy and a cheap Escape. You can read a book, watch a movie, write a story, listen to music, or just sleep. Do things that get you away from the regular routines for a while. 
  4. Let it go! If “it” (can be people too) is not helping you grow, let it go! You can’t keep carrying toxic things and people along in hopes of better days. Growth comes with sacrifices. 
  5. Lastly, take a break from all things if you have to. Relax, Reflect and Renew your energy. 

Hold On

In the still of the night
As the heat settles and darkness takes over, she dials his phone
The space in her chest racing
Her hands shaking as she hears the sound of the phone ringing
She hesitates for a bit
Maybe she should hang up
Or maybe she should just say something else
But this needs to be said
He had to know that despite what they have, she wants an end
An end to hiding and sneaking
Late nights and early mornings
She just wants it all gone
“Hello”? He says
She answers softly, but really wants to just cry out for him to hold her 
She wants him with her
Right there in that very minute
She wants him
But their situations calls for separate beds and Separate lives
She swallowed her saliva before speaking
There’s a feeling in her stomach that some called intuition
Instead of her regular chatty voice she says “Hold on” in a way that is unfamiliar to even her
She pushes her work away, wipes her eyes and commence talking to him
Tonight she wants to tell him to let go
But his presence and voice changed everything
Tonight, his voice reminded her to just hold on