Peace comes through the endurance of experience alone

Life has a way of getting to you. A way of stretching you thin, so thin your sure at any moment your entire existence will tear in two. 

Peace is hard to find, hard to experience. Peace with the world around you, with your closest relationships, and especially with yourself. It's all too easy to jump from one anxiety causing problem to the next, just keeping your head above water, living in the absence of peace with your situation, wondering what you need to do to have the life of all your friends on Facebook and Instagram.

Peace comes through enduring. You can only have peace with your situation if you learn to persevere. If you give yourself time to realize that there is more to life than the superficial outside of things. Perseverance through difficult times and situations affords you the opportunity to learn new lows, new highs, new skills, new parts of yourself you didn't know existed.

Embrace this difficult time, this time of learning. Not only will you benefit significantly from this time itself, but your experience will empower you to help those around you not yet as far along on their journey.

Perseverance brings peace through context, through a complete picture of the world, it's struggles, and how you fit into it. 

There is no shortcut to experience; there is no shortcut to wisdom. Both are earned through the difficult road of perseverance, the destination of which becomes peace. 

Onward, 

Chris Behnke


Inspiration from the Instagram Post: https://www.instagram.com/p/BJdnvH-AnFE/
Peace comes through the endurance of experience alone

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