Do You Have a Prayer of Peace in This Time of Uncertainty? by Stephanie Cannoe
I can't sleep, I'm intimately aware of the human limitations I wrestle with tonight. I am gripping to something, which is always my cue to pay attention. I made an innocent mistake, but to this person it meant so much more. She let me know it by becoming disproportionately unforgiving and I was treated unfairly, and this pain woke me up.
The truth is, my reaction is mine to own, I know that, and my perception is limited to my inner experience and dialog. I see that too, but I also recognize that I need to acknowledge my feelings. There's nothing else to do, that is the process. I accept that I am a sensitive person and that this is simply another opportunity to heal and to offer myself the kindness that I did not receive.
In the background, I hear my sound machine and I take a deep breath, as I listen to the waves crashing. A gift in this moment, a pause, bringing me back to my senses and an interconnectedness, to the resources available to me whenever I need them. I decided it was time to let this go, since I don’t want to own this pain any longer. I found my peace and prayed that this person will find their own peace, too.
Do you have a prayer for peace? If so, I hope you will share your story in the comments below!