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September 15, 2016

Peace of Mind

Filed under: John Morgan's Blog — John Morgan @ 5:56 am

Peace of mindI saw one of my sons had posted a sign on his Facebook page that read “Peace of Mind.” The Grasshopper immediately appeared out of the tall grass and said, “Hard to find peace of mind when you’re giving someone a piece of yours.”

How often have we opened our mouth and closed off communication by telling someone “how it is”?

Offering unsolicited input or engaging in any form of arguing are worldwide diseases that we all have a touch of. We fail to notice that after offering our “piece,” we don’t experience peace – just a stirred up sense of being right that just doesn’t feel right.

I have yet to figure out how to argue my way to peace. I’ll bet you’ve been in the same boat looking for a peaceful place to land. It’s a perpetual “three hour tour.”

That doesn’t mean you can’t offer an opinion, just make sure it doesn’t come out as an edict or, God forbid, the only way.

The older I get the less I seem to argue. I find that very peaceful. I used to be a pretty good arguer but that skill only served up unsettled feelings within me, so I’ve chosen to argue less and enjoy life more.

Don’t take my word for it. Try it on for size. If you like it, buy it and wear it in good health. If it doesn’t fit, then as they say in the sports world, “No harm, no foul.”

In the old Greek usage of the word, my “argument” is this: The more you choose not to argue or expound, unsettled feelings are lost and peace of mind is more easily found.

All the best,

John



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