Is Peace In Your Awareness?

Is Peace In Your Awareness? 

by Kathy Ruff 

“How do you feel?  Is peace in your awareness?  Are you certain which way to go?” 
A Course in Miracles, Chapter 23, II.22:8-10

     After much soul-searching, anguish and worry, I can now say peace is in my awareness.  My decision to follow the guidance I received has finally led to acceptance and peace.
     I was given a “gift” after 30-plus years of patience.  The gift cost an estrangement and significant monetary contributions to pay someone else’s bills, but the peace has begun. 
     The gift was the other half of a house I owned since 1980 and did not want for three decades.  Now I feel at peace and certain I’ve made the right choice.  How can you not feel peace with this literally behind your house?  The sounds, smells and views along the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor lie directly behind the property.  Imagine being able to experience this every day!  I am so blessed.
     My awareness has grown on what is important and what is not, over things to which I have no control and things which I do.  I have let the uncontrollable go and embraced embraced what I can, which includes peace.  
     Sometimes choices bring us struggle, heartache and frustration. Mine was the same.  But I followed my heart and the peace I felt.  The fallout was difficult but the peace I now feel and the certainty I’ve felt from the beginning support my decision to keep the “gift.”  
     Have you ever felt that way?  That you knew it was the right decision, despite what others around you believe or want?  Granted, financial considerations helped me to make my decision.  Yet today I am at peace and certain which way to go.
     Is peace in your awareness?

About Kathy Ruff

Kathy Ruff is a seasoned, freelance business and inspirational writer and author of the Sharing Peace on the Path blog.
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