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Finding Peace in the Midst of Chaos by Maureen Scheitz by maureenscheitz
October 3, 2009, 10:32 pm
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When every day is full of appointments, 11 or so hours of work at the office, followed by cooking and cleaning up dinner in the evening, homework with the kids and a work out if you can fit it in, where do you find peace?  Where do you find the energy to keep going?

What would it look like if you imagined a place free of stress where you could rest and relax?  Did you imagine sitting on a lounge chair on a secluded beach with bright blue water, sunshine and the sound of waves and a warm breeze?  That sounds like a beautiful place, outside of the routine for sure, but why was the beach secluded?  We often see people as a source of stress. 

People can be a source of peace and inspiration too even in the midst of the workday.  When you review your day and reflect on what was good about it, what usually comes to mind is a personal connection you made with someone: an interaction with a client where you clicked and there will be a positive result for all, an instance where you helped someone or coached them to a positive result, a discussion with others that lead to an idea that might be just the solution you needed.  Looking for these moments adds meaning and purpose to everyday.  Seeking to create positive connections between people and looking for opportunities to inspire others turns meaning and purpose into energy for living.

If we get excited about these moments and allow them to inspire us, they can be a strong source of energy, peace and fulfillment.  In the end when you peel everything back, what really matters at the end of life is the depth of the relationships you have and the positive impact you’ve had on others.


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Beautifully said. I immediately thought about your words and several instances when I felt I was “having a great day” were the direct result of human interaction. Thanks for the reminder of what’s really important (especially in these challenging times).

Comment by Terre Houte

That was beautiful maureen.


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