The Art Of Living Peacefully

Art means that it is something that requires knowledge or skill, a skillful plan, the conscious use of skill and creative imagination. We strive to find the canvas to paint the picture of a life that is well lived. We dare believe it is possible to describe it; we must seek to live it daily to know.

What is The Art of Living

For some people the art of living might mean that there existed no heartaches, no obstacles, no mountains to climb, and no valleys to go through. They may think no rules, no test, no demands, and nobody to tell them otherwise. Unfortunately, that does not exist for you, any other, or me.

From this prospective, the art of living is described as that which we strive for, a peaceful existence, which passes the endurance test. That which is usually total peaceful living, and trying to live our life well in the circumstances that life presents. It would include accepting life as it comes, and letting go of those things, which slow us down so easily. It could be that we find the art of living in the form of being at peace with others, while reaching our goals and obtaining our heart’s desire. It is all of these and more but….

The Art of Living Well – Is Living Peacefully

We could say; that the art of living well, is living peacefully. It appears that this most describes the entire process of the art of living. That actually makes more sense, and is easier to comprehend. Of course, we all have our own ideas because most of us have had the time approach us that we questioned what it would be like to possess the art of living well.

Some would think it is having lots of money to live, forgetting that money does not replace the losses of non-material things that occur in life. The money may buy something to help a person drown their pain for the moment, but the empty feeling will return, until the heart has healed.

Some would probably say that having someone to love them unconditionally would be the art of living well and peacefully. Another might say that they have no need for another person’s love and only want to live alone, with the life they have built on their own. Somewhere deep inside, they will be lonely at some point in their life, therefore they have not reached or found the art of living; they are in denial.

Expressions of The Art Of Living Peacefully

The Art of Living Peacefully seems to be something similar to the following:

  • Accepting that we are human, and humans make errors, they make mistakes that hurt; they recover and feel good again at some point.
  • Accepting that life cannot be perfect all the time, we would not learn how to survive loss or human error.
  • Accepting that we are stupid sometimes, we do stupid things and usually when we do, we do not make that stupid mistake again.
  • Accepting that money is only a useful currency to buy things we need for our mortal bodies, but cannot buy the soul or the love of another soul.
  • Accepting that friends are wonderful, but they are human also, and we know that humans have flaws…all of them…not just you and me.
  • Accepting we must look in our own heart and soul to know who we are; we will then be more capable of seeing another soul.
  • Accepting that we have no conclusive right to judge another human being based upon our expectations. They are only suited for us. They may not fit another soul.
  • When we awaken in the night, it may be our conscious saying we need to examine who we are.
  • Accepting that forgiveness is one of the essential for us to be forgiven.
  • Accepting that mama was right when she told you to watch the crowd you hung around with, and she told you that beauty is as beauty does.
  • Accepting that, you are only as good as you work hard enough to be.
  • Accepting that, you are the one who can change your life for the better. Simply by getting off your backside, and changing your thoughts to something positive, called action.
  • Accepting that you do not have to live by anyone else’s rules, but that there are certain rules to live by if you live well and are to know the art of living.
  • Accepting that, positive thoughts will carry you either to a better life of peace and happiness, or a death of loneliness.
  • Accepting that worry does not cure a problem, it only leads to other problems.
  • Accepting that compassion is always in style, and lifting another person will lift your spirit.
  • Accepting that angels do exist, and God presents them with a smile when you need it most. A pat on the back, for a job that was well done when you thought no one noticed. The door that was held open for you, without you asking, when your arms were full of something. When the car did not start, on a dangerous street or highway, and you thought oh, how could this be? Then suddenly the car decides to mutter a sound, you breathe a breath of relief…again, that unseen angel. Should we not try being an angel more?
  • Believing that you only get one chance when you wake up each morning, and it is up to you exactly how you live each day, and as far as you know, you only have that day. Not yesterday, not tomorrow, just today, and you cannot place that responsibility elsewhere. You must accept it, today is your day.
  • Accepting that your life’s design is just that, yours and you make it what it is…

The Understanding We Pursue

Our thoughts tell me that the art of living is a process that no one can truly describe, although they try. I doubt there is not any individual who has not been to that unknown state of wondering exactly what the art of living really is. Especially after a few of life blunders, and trying to figure out what just happened. When life hands us a lemon; we want to try and understand why. We can only ponder in our minds what it actually is, and how we can find it. We can get close to knowing, I believe; when we understand ourselves, better and why we do the things we do to hurt ourselves.

This description might fit; being able to live your life with ease and delight regardless of what comes within your path. It is more accepting that life is not perfect and to think that it is; is insanity.

Not one soul can live life without pain, lost love, having some need, being unimportant to someone, or being unable to figure out how to live life more proficiently. It just cannot happen; because we are all humans, and humans will be humans and life is not always a piece of cake.

Eve ate the apple; Adam did not stop her and life goes on. There were consequences.

With the above said though: If a person lives life within the moment accepting the outcome of everything as being for a good reason; it becomes more peaceful.

The art of living could be acceptance.

I would say it goes something like this and best describes Life and Living with Peace.

 

To Everything There is a Season

“To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;

A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;

A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;

A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;

A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.

The Excellence in God’s Works

What profit hath he that worketh in that wherein he laboureth? I have seen the travail, which God hath given to the sons of men to be exercised in it.

He hath made everything beautiful in his time: also, he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end.

I know that there is no good in them, but for a man to rejoice, and to do well in his life. In addition, that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labour, it is the gift of God.

I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be forever: nothing can be put to it, or any thing taken from it: and God doeth it, that men should fear before him. That which hath been is now; and that which is to be hath already been; and God requireth that which is past.”

“All go unto one place; all are of the dust, and all turn to dust again.”

Ecclesiastes 3 (KJV) 1 -15, 20

Peace cometh with more Acceptance,

Linda

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