Sunday, May 11, 2014


Equanimity.  An evenness of mind, especially under stress.  Surrendering to those things which we cannot control.  Surrendering to the mystery of life and the challenges that come.

I am finding in life, more things that I cannot fix.  I think it is human nature to want to fight against difficulty and fight against what we do not like.  But sometimes, the fighting a thing, only makes it worse.  It gives a thing power and control over you.  Oh for a little more equanimity in such situations. 

What the Apostle Paul referred to when he named the fruit of the spirit - "love, joy, peace, patience, goodness, kindness, self control....."  May God grant you an evenness of mind when the storms of life blow in.

It's a beautiful day in God's world, be sure to see the good.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Another good blog post. You use a term akin to one Paul used. "I am finding" is much like Paul saying "I have learned."

The fact that both you and Paul tend to share from what you have personally learned about life, gives people reason to take you seriously. The most useful things in life seem to come from paying the price of going through whatever it took to learn it.

One other saying of Paul's that kind of goes along with what you just shared is "I have learned in whatever state I'm in, to be content."

Thanks for your sharing so much good stuff about what you've learned about life/still learning.