The new page in my daily journal is entitled, “Where is Peace.”
This page arose from a personal struggle that has taken center stage recently.
Sometimes, we’re compelled to endure the difficult challenge of standing up for what we believe is right. We are forced to say and do things that make others uncomfortable and angry, because not to do so is simply wrong.
The truth is, changing the status quo is never easy. Upsetting the apple cart always results in a mess. But nothing better can be built from doing nothing.
For me, standing up and using my voice has resulted in a loss of personal comfort and peace. I far prefer peace to upheaval and unpleasantness–but I’ve arrived at the point where there’s no other choice. There’s no longer any path around it, so I just have to go through it.
I sincerely hope and pray that a time of peace is close at hand. But in the meantime, I’ll keep up the fight.
This page was created with old book pages and patterned paper, black and white gesso, acrylic paint, spray inks, stencils, found object stamps, mesh, Washi tape, a mailing label torn from an envelope, a magazine image, text typed on a vintage typewriter, and pens.
Prayers to all–for peace!