Find Your Peace and Joy

by childless stepparent


“He who finds peace and joy
and radiance within himself —
that man becomes one with God
and vanishes into God’s bliss.

He who controls his mind
and has cut off desire and anger
realizes the Self; he knows
that God’s bliss is nearer than near. 

Closing his eyes, his vision
focused between the eyebrows,
making the in-breath and the out-breath 
equal as they pass through his nostrils

he controls his senses and his mind,
intent upon liberation;
when desire, fear, and anger have left him,
that man is forever free.

~ Bhagavad Gita, trans. Stephen Mitchell

However you find quiet within yourself – a long walk, a hot shower, cooking, reading, meditating – make time for it today. Remember yourself.

Step back. Breathe. Let go.