Today’s Sunday Wisdom is about peace.
Empty your mind of all thoughts.
Let your heart be at peace.
Watch the turmoil of beings,
but contemplate their return.
Each separate being in the universe
returns to the common source.
Returning to the source is serenity.
If you don’t realize the source,
you stumble in confusion and sorrow.
When you realize where you come from,
you naturally become tolerant,
kindhearted as a grandmother,
dignified as a king.
Immersed in the wonder of the Tao,
you can deal with whatever life brings you,
and when death comes, you are ready.
– Tao Te Ching: A New English Version
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
– Philippians 4:6-7 ESV
When under stress, peace can be achieved by emptying your mind of the racing thoughts. Understand your place in the world, that what troubles you is small in comparison to the massive expanse of Creation. Then take your troubles and place them in God’s hands.
Make a plan of action, how you can best solve the problems, but do not let your mind be consumed by it. Return to the “source”, empty your mind of the thoughts, pray for help with the problem, and rest your mind. Then with a calm head and relaxed mind, do what you can to most effectively solve the problem. Do not dwell on what you can’t do, do what you can and let Providence to the rest.