Only in quiet waters do things mirror themselves undistorted. Only in a quiet mind is adequate perception of the world.
~ Hans Margolius
Something to think about…
Perhaps it’s the human condition never to be satisfied and yet always to think, “If only…” However, the more we look within for wholeness, the greater will be our acceptance of all things, at all times.
So frequently we hear that happiness is within. But what does that mean when we may have just lost the job that supported us and our children? Or when the car won’t start and funds are low? Or when we are feeling really scared and don’t know whom to talk to or where to go? “Happiness is within” is such a grand platitude at those times.
Nevertheless, our security in any situation is within, if we but know how to tap it. It is within because that is where the strength we are blessed with resides, the strength given us from the power greater than ourselves. “Going within” first takes a decision. Next, it takes stillness, and then, patience. But peace will come.
We will quit wanting when we have learned how to turn to our inner strength. We will find serenity rather than suffering.
Source (modified): Each Day a New Beginning | Hazelden Meditations