The Quest for............  

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I just read a post from a site I'm following He has just started posting and he is definitely in the abstract. Enjoyable read and I have read his writing in other venues (I know him) he is very talented and as he continues to write any of you that choose to follow him will see that. Back to my point (is ADD contagious?)

Invidus' quest is for a horror film. That started me wondering what mine is for. I enjoy a good movie even though I have to say that I haven't seen many horror films that rate "good" with me. I enjoy many genres of movies really, even if I choose to focus more on Sci-Fi or Fantasy. Romantic Comedy, Action, Comedy, Drama. I enjoy a well made movie with a good story line and I don't really care what it's about if it's done well.

My quest is not for a movie though. My quest is for some peace...I'm not getting all hippy on you and asking for peace on earth (although I do sorta enjoy the flower chains they're pretty). I'm talking about peace of mind. You know that level of contentment where you are OK with things as they are and will be.

I'm at an age where I start to guage things. I guage where I'm at compared to 20 years ago. I guage where my kids are compared to me 20 years ago. My job, health all those types of things. I have to say that I'm fairly content. BUT....I am not completely there. I still worry about the bills, and worry about health of myself and family.

How do we take that final step and get that peace that I think we all want? Maybe we don't. Maybe it's about the quest and not the destination (I heard that somewhere). What do you think? Am I fooling myself into thinking that it's possible? I hear people talking about being Zen like or that meditation is the key. I don't really do well with the whole meditation thing, and I"m not so sure that is MY path to peace.

Give me your take I'm curious what others are thinking about this. Are you on the same quest and is it taking you down the same paths? Or am I just one crazy 40 something dad and father who needs to live with it.

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I don't know if that perfect Zen moment exists where all is right with life. I used to think once my children were grown and I was retired that I would find time for myself and I would achieve the life balance I craved. I have reached that milestone. I have no boss and my time is my own, but I still haven't reached my acme moment.

I don't know if it really is possible to take a deep breath and say all is okay. Maybe it is just me, but I still worry about what happens next. Maybe it is called being human.

December 17, 2009 at 1:19 PM

I think inner peace begins with forgiveness and acceptance. Forgiving yourself of your flaws and missteps. Forgiving others as well. Then accepting who you are. Accepting that you can be bad, good, sad, lonely, sexy, elated... that there is this whole range of emotions we can have and it is okay to feel them all. It is what makes you, well you. These two concepts have helped me a lot. Everyone is on their own roller coaster ride, though...

December 17, 2009 at 1:41 PM

You have me thinking maybe you are right Rae, but I just get that nagging feeling in the back of my head that I can get closer than I am now.

Lisa Marie..Very true and I think I'm pretty satisfied with who I am, maybe I just need to get comfortable with letting things come as they may...

December 17, 2009 at 5:37 PM

I figured out the answer to life, the universe and the ultimate question... at least for me... is is the wanting of something. Once I accomplish one goal, I have to have another. I think if I had everything I ever wanted out of life I would be completely miserable because I'd have nothing else to look forward to.

So, for me, I think that what life is all about is pretty simple... it's about the living of it... (and I'm probably going to come back here tomorrow, copy this and paste it into my blog, because I sound really insightful right now... or that could just be lack of sleep making me think my lunatic rantings sound intelligent!)

December 17, 2009 at 8:34 PM

"My quest is for some peace..."

This is my all-time favorite goal, and is something that I'll be SEARCHING for until I'm done here. As I've grown, I believe I've found different levels of this "peace." Maybe it's simple maturity, but I also know it's a conscious effort I've given.

Peace should be our priority, as this takes care of everything else in our lives. With inner peace, everything is good enough...

HOW we find this is an individual thing, which makes it so special when we do begin feeling bits and pieces of the peace. I believe the search for it is the part of the puzzle that's most important, especially how it affects those around us. Our peace will help others with their peace.

Love that this is your quest!


December 17, 2009 at 9:11 PM
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December 17, 2009 at 9:12 PM

I responded at the same time that Dayne was responding and I think my answer woulda looked bad after his input (i thanked the gals ).

That said...thanks for the input and the insight into all of this.
Kristy I think you are bang on..maybe it is the journey more than the destination.

Dayne I agree with you as well that with inner peace everything else is good enough...

December 17, 2009 at 9:16 PM

I think peace is different for all of us.

You can find some peace in simply coming home after a rough day, you can find some peace when you do something you enjoy.

Like anyone else, I'm stressed out for a lot of things, but at the end of the day, I just say: "if it works out, it works out. If not...I'll find something else."

I don't think you can find peace in every aspect of your life, but you can find peace in general.

December 19, 2009 at 11:18 AM

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