Seek peace, and illuminate your paths with happiness. Essential though is for you to cultivate a clean mind and contrite heart. This is when you’re blessed with gifts of God, Allah, Brahma, or Dao. You have become a true light and are ideal for undertaking a divine mission. Barack Obama (b. 1961), the first African American President of the United States said, “If you’re walking down the right path and you’re willing to keep walking, eventually you will make progress.” Our walk of faith leads us to have an enlightened heart.
The joys of this world are fleeting. True peace is a weapon that’s able to defeat evil. In this world there’s degradation, and fear, but for believers their future is bright. By living according to God’s promises they become faithful, and kind men, and women. These believers might face hardships that are like pin pricks compared to the happiness that awaits them.
The world is buffeted by the winds of change. If it isn’t war, murder, or crime, deviancy is found in the sensual excesses of life. Some people hold their heads high, walk with their chests up, and are puffed up. At best this is a way of displaying vanity. Others face struggles with broken hearts, and continue to pretend that all is well. Temptations of the flesh can’t build us up, and it often involves empty praise and double talk. Worldly types live in the shackles of fickleness. A poet and philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882) wrote, “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” Being true to oneself should be the aim of every individual of faith.
It’s beneficial to spread joy and hope in the sacred world. To be true to ourselves we have to live in peace. Being sustained by the Primal Essence it’s for us to minister to others. As lights in the world we ought to walk confidently in the midst of wolves. Our journey in life would be filled with celestial riches. Robert H. Schuller (1926–2015), a Christian televangelist said, “God flourished my ministry and my career of creative thinking, communicating and writing back 50 years.” It was Schuller’s belief that he was blessed in his mission.
To find comforting peace it’s best to review the teachings of the sacred texts of the world’s faith traditions. Their teachings mirror the true lights of our earthly sojourn. So it’s wise, to be steadfast in understanding of the Word. For the monotheistic faiths believe on judgment day we’ll have to give an account of how we have lived. Believers who embrace these spiritual beliefs would be comforted in their lives. Ann Landers (1918–2002), a Chicago Sun-Times advice columnist wrote, “Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life and repeat to yourself; the most comforting words of all; this, too, shall pass.” With this realization we know that a devout life will be victorious.