We have a lovely little pond with fountain that is a tranquil spot in our yard. The gold fish make graceful slashes of color, the moving water soothes and something about the purity of the white lilies invites contemplation. Our county has had a recent bout of violence and as of this day a manhunt is ongoing for a man who murdered his family. Of course, I judge this man harshly. Yet, while I may not carry out huge acts of violence, I am guilty of daily acts of violence. I guess we all are: anger, jealousy, greed are all difficult emotions to control and most of us don't have much training on how to handle these feelings.
But we need to try.
|tranquility - a disposition free from stress|
|tranquility: the absence of anxiety|
|tranquility: steadiness of mind|
|tranquility: a feeling of calm|
|tranquility: an untroubled state even with disturbances|
whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things.