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Peace&Happiness {Inspirational Quote of the Week}

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Peace

People spend a lifetime searching for happiness; looking for peace. They chase idle dreams, addictions, religions, even other people, hoping to fill the emptiness that plagues them. The irony is the only place they ever needed to search was within.

-Ramona L. Anderson-

Peace as defined by the Merriam-Webster Dictionary:

1 : a state of tranquillity or quiet: as a : freedom from civil disturbance b : a state of security or order within a community provided for by law or custom <a breach of the peace>
2 : freedom from disquieting or oppressive thoughts or emotions
3 : harmony in personal relations
4 a : a state or period of mutual concord between governments b : a pact or agreement to end hostilities between those who have been at war or in a state of enmity
5 โ€”used interjectionally to ask for silence or calm or as a greeting or farewell

โ€” at peace : in a state of concord or tranquillity

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Author: Zeenat {PositiveProvocations.com}

Counseling Psychologist/ Spiritual Counselor/Motivational Speaker/Naturopath/Holistic Healer/Writer

32 thoughts on “Peace&Happiness {Inspirational Quote of the Week}

  1. Very inspiring quote.

    People need to live their dreams and not spend so much time daydreaming.

    • Hi Bunny,
      Very true…day dreaming about doing rather than actually doing..is truly a waste of time. DO it Now should be our mantra ๐Ÿ™‚
      Glad you liked the quote.
      Big Hug ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. This is simply beautiful and true. Often people replace the search for living. It takes a lot more courage trust (and LIVE) who are and what we already know, than it does to keep searching. Thank you my friend.

    • Hi Robin,
      I am so happy to see you here today. What you said is so true…we end up spenidng too much time in the search……we need to learn to truly Live. Cause well Living is where life truly begins to blossom.

  3. Nice quote! Being in a meditative state of mind is one of the best means to achieve peace and harmony in day-to-day life.

  4. As a recovering addict and alcohloic for the past 8years, the last place i ever though to search was within, but by doing so and continuing to do so happiness is found within…I look forward to your blog and truely do enjoy your wisdom..

    • HI Danny,
      I am so glad you are enjoying my blog. I am happier that you left your thoughts here. Its very brave of you to admit youre a recovering alcoholic. Your will and determination is usually put to test..isnt it…..but for 8 years you have won..and will keep winning. You are a good soul and that will truly help you on the outside as well. If you need to just talk or vent, you can email me anytime. And i look forward to seeing you here again soon.

  5. Zeenat, truly inspiring. This quote just made my night. Just think… an entire lifetime wasted chasing what you cannot control and being oblivious to the power of the human mind.

    And most of all, thank you Ramona L. Anderson. Without you, this quote wouldn’t have been written.

    • Hi John,
      Life is too short isnt it…to be running after mindlessness. We should learn to enjoy our souls true potential and enrich our lives Now.
      Am Happy this quote made your night.
      And the credit does indeed go to Ramona Anderson…without whom this insight would never have reached us.

  6. Looking within has become so key for me, and for finding a deep and moving happiness. It’s there, and it’s so much more than surface level happiness and peace — it’s something that touches our souls…

    • Hi Lance,
      Looking inward is one of the hardest things to do if the mind and heart aren’t open. But, once you let yourself open up…life and all its glory just engulfs you….and you’re truly and intuitively LIVING.

  7. I LOVE this quote, Zeenat! Wow, it’s soooooo beautiful–and true! Thanks for sharing! ๐Ÿ™‚

    *smiles*
    Michele

  8. Hi Zeenat .. it is here with us, as you say. We each have our destiny wrapped up already in us .. by the way we act, the way we think, the way we speak .. the little gifts of love, smiles to all others along the way.

    Give while we have time .. be at peace ..

    Thanks for the lovely words ..

    Hilary Melton-Butcher
    Positive Letters Inspirational Stories

  9. I’ve so much in the past few months that who we are at our core is peace, yet we bury it with the chaos of our minds. Looking within to see it – since it’s always there – feels easier and more reassuring to me than when I thought it was something I had to acquire.
    I loved this, Zeenat. Happy Sunday!

    • Hi Megan,
      Very true , Its our own core that we need to find in order to truly find lasting peace and happiness. It feels easier, cause its right here within us, but is very difficult if our hearts and minds are closed to the possibility.
      I am happy you loved the quote.
      Happy Happy Sunday to you too ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. I will definitely second this… all the answers lie within, if we can just quiet the distractions long enough to see them clearly. I’ve never heard this particular quote, though, and I LOVE it!

    Happy Sunday, my dear friend! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • HI Lisis,
      I love how effortlessly you described the process of quietening down our distractions. So simply said but yet so difficult ot achieve if we aren’t aware.
      Glad you loved the quote and Happy Happy Sunday to you too.

  11. Oh Zeenat, what a lovely quote! We get so carried away with what we SEE, where our eyes our focused, and our minds go along for the ride – yep, “it” is “out there” – if only I could SEE it, keep looking, searching………… We need this quote and constant reminders that if we would close our eyes (meditate and listen) “it” is there! Thank you for sharing this gentle reminder.

    • Hi Suzen,
      You said it so perfectly….”if we would close our eyes (meditate and listen) โ€œitโ€ is there!”
      Peace and Happiness are truly the rights of our soul…we just need to meditate and look inside to find it.
      Thank you for you lovely insight. Always so beautiful and thoughtful.

  12. Hi Zeenat,

    Thank you for sharing such a beautiful and true quote. Oh, how much time we could save, if we learned this early on.

  13. Zeenat, we chase distractions so we don’t have to look within. All that other stuff is just a distraction, an easy way out, that doesn’t turn out so good.

  14. That is so beautiful. And today I am thinking of this song, even the lyrics alone are enough to bring tears of joy for the beauty of the world, and great beauty within each of us to see everything with. All IS within.

    “I see trees of green…….. red roses too
    I see em bloom….. for me and for you
    And I think to myself…. what a wonderful world.

    I see skies of blue….. clouds of white
    Bright blessed days….dark sacred nights
    And I think to myself …..what a wonderful world.

    The colors of a rainbow…..so pretty ..in the sky
    Are also on the faces…..of people ..going by
    I see friends shaking hands…..sayin.. how do you do
    Theyre really sayin……i love you.

    I hear babies cry…… I watch them grow
    Theyll learn much more…..than Ill never know
    And I think to myself …..what a wonderful world”

    xo

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  16. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful and true quote. Oh, how much time we could save, if we learned this early on.keep going.

  17. nice quote!!!true talk my sister