How Can We Find Peace

What do we need to accept to be happy? That is the question posed by David Richo in his book “The Five Things We Cannot Change and the Happiness We Find by Embracing Them.”

When I am struggling, I find peace by praying and contemplating these five things:

  1. Everything changes and ends.
  2. Things do not always go according to plan.

  3. Life is not always fair.

  4. Pain is part of life.

  5. People are not loving and loyal all the time.

The Buddhists call this the “Middle Way,” ancient Greek philosopher’s called it “The Golden Mean.” In the Episcopal Church, and throughout the Worldwide Anglican Communion we call this “The Via Media.”

May this season of Epiphany continue to fill us with new insights, Mother Candace+


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