Look for Peace In this Day

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There is so much information literally right at our fingertips today. We no longer have to go to the library or purchase expensive books to find the world's wisdom. We merely have to let our fingers search on bing, yahoo or google, and thousands (even millions) of links will be produced that claim have the answers to our queries.

With all this easily accessible information, we should be the most well informed, healthy, beautiful, rich, well-adjusted, peaceable and happy people that ever lived on the earth. If not, maybe we are not utilizing the technology we have at hand? Or maybe we are looking in the wrong place.

In actuality, there are more incurable diseases, less real beauty, more poverty, increased depression and less peace in the world today. The news is filled with disasters, wars, market fluctuations and maladjusted celebrities. Seems ironic doesn't it?

One thing to consider is that today you and I can be self-proclaimed experts in any field, from house organization to politics. All we have to do is put our fingers to the keys, push a button and publish what we think are the secrets to life's biggest mysteries. We can do this without a degree, certificate, or any distinct qualifications. And not only are you and I doing this, but literally myriads of others across the internet.

Even with all the information we can find today, it cannot bring true peace. All you have to do is look at the websites about survival in a world of turmoil. I often read survivalblog.com which gives much advice to prepare you and your family for when TEOTWAWKI arrives (The End of The World as We Know It). I actually wrote an article that was published there. There are articles about surviving pandemics, and all kinds of emergency preparedness tips. I also belong to a Preparation in Paradise Group on Google for those of us who live here in Hawaii. We share food storage ideas and the best places to purchase emergency supplies and other information. We have been hit with two tsunami warnings in a year, and have learned from our preparation or lack of it. However, I have noticed that more effort is put into physical preparation than in personal spiritual preparation. We seem to panic when things don't go the way we expected, especially when we thought we were prepared with all the food, first aid kits, and fuel we need. What we need is a paradigm shift in our thinking. I think we must first prepare our hearts and spirits to accept whatever comes.

In the LDS faith (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints) we are taught every six months by living prophets. These people tell us what the Lord would have us hear in our day. Our current prophet, Thomas S. Monson, is a chosen servant who loves the Lord, and all mankind. His desire is to prepare us for whatever may come in our lives. You can watch a video regarding our semi-annual conferences here.

I am very excited to listen to him and our others leaders this weekend. Their words are worth much more than any blog, hub, or link that I might find through a search engines. Their words are also published so that we can refer to them throughout the year. These leaders quotescriptures and share real-life stories that inspire and direct us. If we heed their advice, we can find true peace in this chaotic world.

The scriptures seem to have been pushed aside with all the other information that is available through the internet, magazines, television, movies and other media. I think we need to get back to the basics, hopefully sooner than later, so that we will be ready for whatever comes our way. You can listen to past talks and Conference reports at this website: http://lds.org/ensign/2011/04?lang=eng

These messages can be listened to online or downloaded for free. You can also print out their talks and share them. I hope that we will all find inner peace in this world of sorrow.

If you are interested in watching the conference live:http://ldsmediatalk.com/2011/04/01/watch-lds-general-conference-live/


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elayne001 5 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

Thank you pmccray. I truly appreciate your comments. It is so easy to get lost in the shuffle these days with all the technological advances. We need to take time to refocus on what is most important.


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pmccray 5 years ago from Utah

You are correct in many many areas of life we need to get back to basics, in love, life, education and discipline. Technology has outsmarted mankind. We're losing our humaness, humanity and love. Nothing is sacred any longer. Instant gratification is the word today. Microwave mentality, new shiny and quick. If we stop and listen to the ads for updating the newer and better it's so much garbage. We can't even take the time to meet each other and talk. Ipads, Ipods, cell phones that do all but cook a meal . . . I mean really. Excellent subject matter and hub.


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elayne001 5 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

You are right Vibs245. We must look within and follow our heart to find peace. Thank you for your wisdom.


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Vibs245 5 years ago from India

Reading a book or understanding a quote can be helpful but doesn't lead to the peace.Because peace generates within.We need to look inward.Understand our heart and follow whatever it says.


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elayne001 5 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

Thanks for your positive outlook dramatis personae. I appreciate that. Gracias.


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dramatis personae 5 years ago from USA

differences make the world go round...I like differences, personally......this is a great hub concerning what should be important to us.....nice hub


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elayne001 5 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

Thank you so much Sunnie Day for your kind words. I agree, without hope and faith, it would be difficult to continue on in these crazy times. I am glad we have the scriptures to help us in our daily lives to find peace amidst the storms. Aloha!


Sunnie Day 5 years ago

Dear Elayne,

Last I heard there is still free speech. Don't let anyone bring you down. Don't feel you have to apologise for sharing your belief. I have a best friend that is Morman, while we do not agree on doctrine, I admire her love of God and family. We don't talk about our differences..but what we do share is our love of God. So we have managed to remain friends for a long time. You brought up some very good points. One is that nothing on this earth will fill us up like our faith. When it comes down to it..thats all we have. You are a very good writer and should be able to write what is on your heart. If we are not allowed to do that then why be here.

I think we all have a choice who we choose to follow on these hubs.

God Bless you today..

Sunnie


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elayne001 5 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

Thanks Harlan Colt. That is why we all have our free agency, to choose what we will believe. I am just sharing my own beliefs - not to offend any one, and definitely not to force anyone (as if I could!) I appreciate your endorsement on my writing style.

As always, thank you LianaK for your support. We can enjoy conference together even though far apart.

I appreciate your positive comments diogenes, but I had no intention to offend. Please accept my apologies if I did. So sorry you feel that way. Maybe you can share what things bring you peace, as I am interested.


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diogenes 5 years ago from UK and Mexico

You are a lovely person and a good writer, Elayne, but please don't try to "sell" god-crap to us...Bob


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LianaK 5 years ago

Thank you for sharing your insight on how to find peace in this tumultuous world. I share your same belief in the LDS faith. While I know others will not believe what we believe, I am excited to listen to Conference this weekend and see what counsel the church leaders offer. Great hub.


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Harlan Colt 5 years ago from the Rocky Mountains

Joseph Smith said search the scriptures and see if Mormon faith does not stand up. I did, and I don't agree.

But I am not here to offend you, your faith or your hub.

Certainly, we are all interested in the end times and can feel it in the air.

You are a good writer and I find your style and ability to be excellent. I enjoy your works over-all very much. Please allow me to endorse you in that way on this hub.

- Best Wishes

- Harlan

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