This Week’s Quotation:

The simple truth is that the emotional realm responds to a tranquil mind that is willing to understand it. This certainly works among people. Think about the relief it can bring to your heart when you share what you are feeling with someone who really understands you. Even if they don’t “side with you” or agree with you. Just being heard, seen, and understood can put the heart at ease.

Becoming a Sun p. 55

Tranquil Mind, Peaceful Heart

David Karchere
Author, Becoming a Sun

When I reflect on all the thoughts that I think in a day, it is incredible. There are so many circumstances and so many people I am navigating. There are events of the day that go well or not so well, and all my thoughts about them. And then there is all the coordination with other people, and all the thoughts about that, including the conflict that can sometimes arise.

I imagine that something like this is going on in the minds of everyone. I know it is for me.

Reading the quotation above from Chapter 2 of my book is a welcome reminder to bring tranquility to the mind. Tranquility is calmness and stability. Embracing that state of mind, a person can see past the friction of the moment to witness and understand the heart of another person. And that can change everything, for oneself and for them.

Tranquil mind, peaceful heart.

What does it mean to become a sun?

Every human being is already a sun on the inside—a being of intense love and light. The difference is that some people have the vision and courage to become a sun on the outside. This difference is our human destiny.

3 Responses

  1. What does it mean to become a sun? I think focusing on – Tranquil mind, peaceful heart. Embracing that with all our heart.

  2. I’m reminded of the passage from the Bible: “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on Thee, for he trusteth in Thee.” In what has become a hurricane in this world, I remain absolutely stable in the eye.

  3. The heaviness and anxiousness that happens for me due to NOT being of a tranquil mind and peaceful heart affects my ability to enjoy life and appreciate this breath. It affects my “down” time, my sleep, and my body. My ability to relate and connect to others goes into a spiral that if not thwarted, can be hard to get out of.
    Thankful for this reminder to allow my thoughts and emotions to be seen while providing that safe and understanding place for others.

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