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Art of Living Peacefully

Updated on July 7, 2015

What is the Art of Living

For some people the Art of Living just might mean that there existed no heartaches, no stumbling blocks, no mountains to climb and no valleys to go through. No rules, no test, no demands, and no body to tell them other wise. Unfortunately that does not exist for you, me or any other.

The art of living may be described as that which we strive for. Which is usually total peaceful living, and trying to live our life well in the circumstances that befall us. It would include accepting life as it comes, and letting go of those things which slow us down so easily. It could be that we find the art of living in the form of being at peace without ourselves and others, while reaching our goals and obtaining our heart's desire. It is all of these and more but.....

The Art of Living Well - Is Living Peacefully

We could say; that the art of living well, is living peacefully. It appears that this most describes the entire process of the art of living. That actually makes more sense, and is easier to comprehend. Of course, we all have our own ideas because most of us have had the time approach us that we questioned what it would be like to possess the art of living.

Some would think it is having lots of money to live as they please; forgetting that money does not replace the losses of non-material things that occur in life. The money may buy something to help a person drown their pain for the moment; but the empty feeling will return, until the heart has healed.

Some would probably say that having someone to love them unconditionally would be the art of living well and peacefully. Another might say that they have no need for another person's love and only want to live their alone, with the life they have built on their own. Somewhere deep inside; they will be lonely at some point in their life; therefore they have not reached or found the art of living; they are in denial.

Expressions of The Art Of Living Peacefully

The Art of Living Peacefully seems to be something similar to the following:

Accepting that we are human, and humans make errors, they make mistakes that hurt, they recover and feel good again at some point.

Accepting that if life were to be perfect all the time; we would not be taught how to survive loss or human error.

Accepting that we are stupid sometimes; we do stupid things and usually when we do; we do not make that stupid mistake again.

Accepting that money is only a useful currency to buy things we need for our mortal bodies, but cannot buy the soul or the love of another soul.

Accepting that friends are wonderful, but they are human also, and we know that humans have flaws....all of them....not just you and me.

Accepting that until we look into our own hearts and souls to find out who we are; we will never be able to see who another person is.

Accepting that we have no conclusive right to judge another human being based upon our expectations. They are only suited for us. They may not fit another soul.

Accepting that in the middle of the night when we awaken and can't get our good sleep; it may be our conscious telling us we need to examine who we are.

Accepting that forgiveness is essential to being forgiven.

Accepting that mama was right when she told you to watch the crowd you hung around with, and she also told you that beauty is as beauty does.

Accepting that you are only as good as you work hard enough to be.

Accepting that you are the one who can change your life for the better by getting off your backside and changing your thoughts to something positive; called action.

Accepting that you do not have to live by anyone else's rules, but that there are certain rules to live by if you live well.

Accepting that your thoughts will either carry you to a better life of peace and happiness or a death of loneliness.

Accepting that worry does not cure a problem; it only leads to other problems.

Accepting that compassion is always in style, and lifting another person will also lift your spirit.

Accepting that angels do exist; the smile when you needed it. The pat on the back for a job well done. The door being opened when your arms were full of something. The man at the gas station who pumped the gasoline. When the car didn't start and it finally did and you were on that street that was too dangerous to be on.....that unseen Angel.....Try being an angel....


Believing that you only get one chance when you wake up each morning, and it is up to you exactly how you live each day; you only have that day. Not yesterday, not tomorrow, just today, and you cannot place that responsibility elsewhere, and

Accepting that your life's design is just that; yours, and you make it what it is.......

Living With Peace

My thoughts tell me that the art of living is a process that no one can truly describe; although they try. I doubt that there is not any individual who has not been to that unknown state of wondering exactly what the art of living really is. When life hands us a lemon; we want to try and understand why. We can only ponder in our minds what it actually is, and how we can find it. We can get close to knowing, I believe; when we understand ourselves better and why we do the things we do to hurt ourselves.

It can be described, of course as being able to live your life with ease and delight regardless of what comes within your path. It is more than likely something like accepting that life isn't perfect and to think that it is; is insanity.

Not one soul can live life without pain, lost love, having some need, being unimportant to someone, or being unable to figure out how to live life more proficiently. It just can't happen; cause we are all humans, and humans will be humans and life isn't always a piece of cake.

Eve ate the apple; Adam did not stop her and life goes on.

With the above said though: If a person lives life within the moment accepting the outcome of everything as being for a good reason; it become more peaceful.

I would say it goes something like this and best describes Life and Living With Peace.

To Everything There is A Season

To Every Thing There is a Season

To Everything There is a Season

"To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;

A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;

A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;

A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;

A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.

The Excellence in God's Works

What profit hath he that worketh in that wherein he laboureth? I have seen the travail, which God hath given to the sons of men to be exercised in it.

He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end.

I know that there is no good in them, but for a man to rejoice, and to do good in his life. And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labour, it is the gift of God. I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever: nothing can be put to it, nor any thing taken from it: and God doeth it, that menshould fear before him. That which hath been is now; and that which is to be hath already been; and God requireth that which is past."

Ecclesiastes 3 (KJV)


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    • Dave Mathews profile image

      Dave Mathews 5 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      Ictodd: I am not sure that anyone can live in peace. True there are hours in a day, maybe even a day in the week where everything seams peaceful, but then something creeps into the picture to turn everything upside down and we have chaos instead of peace. We all have that certain point where we just have to either push back defencively or retreat to avoid or face confrontation.

      The only other way to keep peace in our lives is to throw our hands in the air and say, "I Don't Care", not about anything and avoid life completely.

      This though is not how God teaches us to face our days.

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      lctodd1947 5 years ago from USA

      Hi Dave. Thank you for coming to read the article and thanks for adding to it with your comments. It is very hard to living peacefully with life as it is and I think that is more or less what I am trying to say here...we try, we live for today and make the best of it without pushing ourselves to be perfect.

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