The best way I can think to honor veterans is to observe peace. I have worked with many vets as a therapist in the last few years, and the lessons they've shared all center on peace.
Veteran or not, we all need and deserve peace. We crave quiet, stillness, ease and balance. We need peace.
In a world constantly pushing for competition, comparison, hustle, busy, and distraction- peace is something many of us are looking for.
How can you focus on peace today?
How can you bring more stillness into your world?
When I shift my focus from the unmet needs in my life to the spaces where they are already met I am always surprised. I can go weeks searching for peace in specific ways, all the while missing the tiny spaces of quiet all around me.
I'm so attached to a peace in a certain form, I miss the chance to experience when it appears. Truthfully, it is usually closer than I realize- often stuck in spaces between more anxious wanderings.
When I spend a little time being more present in the peace already around me I stop longing for it so much in other arenas. And I appreciate the small spaces so much more.
Focus on peace today, it may be closer than you think.