Maintaining the Feeling of Peace

Lately, I’ve been focusing on the negative things– politics, in particular. I wanted to be informed and stay on top of the issues.

It was starting to weigh me down. It was permeating my whole demeanor.

“Without question, we need to be informed of the happenings of the world. But modern communication brings into our homes a drowning cascade of the violence and misery of the worldwide human race. There comes a time when we need to find some peaceful spiritual renewal. “I acknowledge with great gratitude the peace and contentment we can find for ourselves in the spiritual cocoons of our homes, our sacrament meetings, and our holy temples. In these peaceful environments, our souls are rested. We have the feeling of having come home.”

–James E. Faust, “Gratitude As a Saving Principle,” Ensign, May 1990, 86

Yes, though I should be informed, I cannot let it become a burden. Despite what the world may conjur, I can decided what I allow into my life. I need to put aside the world and seek after that feeling of peace more often.

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