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Trying to live in serenity can be a daunting task in the mist of a busy life and a chaotic world. There are so many things to worry about and so much that goes unanswered that it can be hard to find comfort in the unknown. This is why faith, however you choose to seek it, is so important, because faith is the belief in what we hope for, even when we have no idea how things will turn out.

But how do we find serenity in the disruptive mystery of life? The quest for serenity is a life long process. It takes concentration and practice to accept what we cannot change. It takes a concentrated effort to stay calm in the mist of turmoil.

Serenity is a decision. No matter what is happening around us, we can decide to be tranquil.

While life might be full of ambiguity, serenity is actually very simple. It comes from turning our expectations into acceptance but it isn’t always easy to accept that all things are as they should be, right now in this moment. Thus the challenge of faith. But, if we don’t take up these challenges, we will not find peace.

Finding serenity requires us to make a conscious decision to free ourselves of judgement, of our selves and others. It requires a mindful desire not to complain. Serenity can only be achieved by understanding that we do not always have to act on our feelings.

Serenity comes from knowing that we may not always get what we want but we generally have what we need. It’s about knowing that what we need is enough. Serenity comes from deliberate practiced gratitude.

Serenity is letting go of a need for perfection.

We spend the vast majority of our lives somewhere between conflict and serenity but the closer we get to serenity, the more fulfilled our lives become.

If we want serenity, we have choose it and then practice it…one step at a time, one day at a time.