Remain at Peace, Even in the Face of Adversity

I transcribed this little passage about the challenges we all face in life almost 20 years ago, and it still resonates with me today. I’m guessing that it will speak to many of you, as well.

“As you are seeing, the challenges to your attunement do not stop coming your way. It often seems as if, just as you are making progress, something new comes into your life that seems almost designed to throw you off balance. How you handle these challenges as they occur is very significant.

Know that none of these things can harm you. Know that your highest good is assured. Know that your life is in divine order. Know that all is well.

As new challenges present themselves, do your best to take them in stride. Realize that your response to them will determine, to a large extent, the impact they will have on you. If you give them power over you – if you allow them to control your emotions, your attunement will be jeopardized, which in turn will jeopardize the manifestation of the good which you desire.

Remain at peace, even in the face of adversity.”
© Jack Armstrong

“Think of your peace as a vast, unending reservoir of silence. It is, in fact, beyond the scope of a reservoir, because it is unending. The analogy of the peace at the bottom of the ocean, which is constant even though the surface of the ocean is in constant turmoil, is excellent, but the only flaw in it is that oceans have shoresthey come to an end. The peace that is yours has no limitations whatsoever. It is grander than the universe. You cannot understand this now, but you will.

“Drawing on that peace is as simple and uncomplicated as opening a door. If you are in a house that is completely closed up and the air has become stale and musty, and then you open the front door and allow the fresh, clean air to come in, it takes very little time for the old to be replaced by the new. Unless you close the door again and stop the flow, you will be breathing the clean air. And even if you do close the door, you still will benefit from the new air that has entered.”