“You have peace," the old woman said, "when you make it with yourself.” Mitch Albom
I know it doesn’t seem like it, but things really are this simple. We complicate life by caring more about the opinions of others, than our own internal knowledge and guidance. So often we judge ourselves based on the beliefs and opinions of other people, who do not know what’s best for us, and too often what’s best for them. We hold ourselves to unrealistic expectations that others hand over to us and embody them as if they are our own. But deep down we are the only ones able to determine what it takes to create the lives that are best for our own personal needs, and our inner being is all to aware of this. Our struggles in life usually come from us placing the ideals of others, over the universal knowledge we carry within us. Our inner beings consistently try to remind us of who we really are and instead we ignore the gentle guidance in place of our humanistic intelligence. Once we can learn to rely on the universal knowledge that we came here with, specifically to guide us through life, we can relax and let go knowing everything will be alright. If we can learn to trust and value ourselves, we can allow peace to flow into our lives.