Awakening to Balance and Peace in the Midst of Global Turmoil

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Over the past few years…

My articles have aimed to gently encourage readers to become more aware of the realities unfolding in the world beyond. In the tumultuous landscape of the world today, it has become increasingly essential for each of us to recognize the profound impact of external events on our personal lives. This article isn’t about diving into the complex realms of politics, war, or the ongoing struggles that the masses endure. Rather, it’s an exploration of how we, as individuals, can navigate the turbulent waters of our times, finding equilibrium and tranquility amidst the chaos.

Our beliefs, opinions, and actions are unique to each of us

It’s a testament to the rich diversity of human thought and experience, but it also presents a challenge when it comes to changing someone’s perspective. We’ve all tried it, how did that work out? The human mind is a fortress of preconceived notions and established beliefs, making it difficult to venture beyond our comfort zones. It’s simply easier to close our eyes to realities we’d rather not confront.

Yet, we stand on the precipice of an era that promises to rival any period in history in terms of its challenges. With a world undergoing rapid transformations and uncertainties, it becomes imperative for us to awaken to our circumstances and seek a path toward equilibrium and inner peace. My articles are centered around “living in courage” to overcome life’s biggest challenges. Awakening to balance and peace in the midst of global turmoil can be difficult. Here is a roadmap I hope you find helpful…

Understanding the Chaos:

Before we can embark on a journey towards balance and peace, we must first acknowledge the global turbulence that surrounds us. The world, in recent years, has been marked by an array of events, from political upheaval to environmental crises, economic instability, and social transformation. These factors inevitably seep into our daily lives, impacting our mental and emotional well-being.

Embrace Open-Mindedness:

The first step towards finding balance and peace in such a chaotic world is to embrace open-mindedness. The world is a dynamic, ever-changing place, and we must remain adaptable and receptive to new perspectives and ideas. By cultivating open-mindedness, we create the space to explore different viewpoints and challenge our own beliefs, ultimately leading to personal growth.

The Art of Mindfulness:

In the midst of chaos, practicing mindfulness can be a powerful tool. Mindfulness encourages us to stay present in the moment, setting aside anxieties about the past or future. This enables us to find peace in the here and now, even in the face of external turmoil.

Seeking Balance:

Balance is the key to navigating life’s complexities. It involves setting priorities, managing time wisely, and finding equilibrium between work, leisure, and personal growth. By prioritizing self-care, we ensure we have the resilience to cope with external stressors.

Finding Your Inner Peace:

Inner peace isn’t something that can be achieved overnight. It’s a courageous personal journey that involves self-reflection, self-acceptance, and the willingness to let go of what we cannot control. It’s about creating a sense of harmony within yourself, even when the world around you seems chaotic.

Connect with Your Community:

Building a strong support network is vital in tumultuous times. Connect with friends, family, or like-minded individuals who share your concerns and beliefs. Together, you can create a sense of unity and support that helps weather the storms of the world.

In conclusion, as we stand on the precipice of an uncertain future, we must recognize the challenges that face us, both as a global community and as individuals. While the external world may be chaotic, our internal world can be a haven of peace and balance. Embracing open-mindedness, practicing mindfulness, seeking equilibrium, and nurturing inner peace are all steps we can take to navigate the turbulent times we find ourselves in. Together, we can awaken to the world’s realities and forge a path towards a more balanced and peaceful existence.


  1. Always the right message at the right time.

  2. Wow! This was so needed for me to hear today!
    Thank u so much!

  3. Great Article Deb, So well said! Love to you.

  4. Very powerful, makes one think. Another great article. We all need to hear this message.

    • Debra Oakland says

      I wrote this article exactly for one reason – to make people think. TYSM for your comment! 🙂

  5. Thank you for this great article reminding us about peace and balance, such a perfectly timed message with all the chaos in the world.

    • Debra Oakland says

      I see peace and balance evading many people. Two very important qualities to embrace at this time. TYSM for your comment Sally!