I recently had this discussion with my sister one late night about people who had inner peace.  I realized that there is a not a checklist of things I need to have accomplished before I achieve inner peace.  Before talking to her, I naively thought that once I had gotten married, had children, and had a lovely white picket house around my typically suburban home I would have peace.  That is the plan that women are supposed to follow in my family and so far I am the only one who hasn't followed it.  But then I got to think that I don't need these things to be at peace with myself.  I just need to be more aware of who I am and what is most important to me in my life.  Everyday, I am taking more time to get to know me first so that I can achieve this inner peace. 
reachin4goals reachin4goals
31-35, F
3 Responses Jul 29, 2007

I'm glad you finally realized that. I, too, have fallen into the trap of thinking, once I get married, get my degree, etc. I'll be more at peace. But you know what? That's not how it works. It has to come from within, no matter what our circumstances are.

good for you! all very wise words to live by

I think knowing and liking who you see in your mirror are the basis for finding inner peace