I will make a general statement by saying almost everyone wants peace. Almost. There are some that certainly thrive on chaos. For the most part though, the majority of us are looking for peace. So what is it?
First of all, I don’t think peace is necessarily the absence of conflict. Rather, the separation from conflict. Meaning a person can feel peace even in the middle of a chaos. The ability to separate from surroundings is a crucial talent. One that should be honed and developed.
When it comes to people and peace, I think there are four different types.
- The peacekeepers. These are the people that are so anti-conflict, they tend to roll over their own wants and sometimes needs. They tend to over-compromise but figure it is for the greater good.
- The peace-seekers. They are always looking for the calm even though they may not understand what that entails. A seeker is always searching not quite able to find it because they don’t fully realize the sacrifice it takes to have peace.
- The peacemakers. Anyone who can make true peace needs to be blessed because they have a heavy load. They see the world from different perspective and oddly enough, seldom have a peaceful life.
- The peace-avoiders. They thrive in chaos and conflict and love to stir the pot. Their version of peace is noisy and not relaxing.
What? You say. You don’t know what you’re talking about.
I totally agree with you and you will receive no argument here. But that’s just because I am a peacekeeper. 😏