I am a part of the percentage of millennials that we call homebodies. Now, some people think it’s lame. Others are quick to label me anti-social. Truth is, I just love to be at my house. I saw this post on Instagram that said, “My favorite thing to do is to be ugly, at home, in peace.” That quote makes me feel seen, heard, and acknowledged as a whole. If you know me, you know I’m the same person whether I’m at a kickback, at work, or at bible study. Could you imagine me being more me than me? Lol. I’m my most authentic self when I’m in my own space.
The underrated benefits of being a homebody:
I save a lot of gas.
I get tons of quality time with my dog.
I spend less money.
You become immune to FOMO (fear of missing out, for those who are unaware)
And, my favorite of them all, my peace is rarely disturbed.
Oh, peace: a concept I am just now getting the hang of. Protecting my peace is something that’s fairly new to me as well. What does that look like for Ki? That looks like realizing that I can’t control other people’s actions. I can only control how I govern myself and how I react to the things that take place around me. That looks like logging off social media to give my brain a break from the crazy things going on in the world. It looks like not being afraid to say no. No, I don’t want to go there. No, I don’t want to do that. No, I don’t have to deal with this. I don’t have to explain why either. The answer is just no.
Now, let’s be clear, my peace being whole is by no means completely attributed to me loving to be in my house. Although it is a big part of my self-care, it is not the biggest reason that I’m at peace. I’m at peace because of a renewed mindset. It took about 27 years for me to realize that my peace needs to be guarded. The way I take in information and process it is different. The list of what I allow to have access to me and to my mind is very short. And all of this is as a result of how close I have gotten to God. Allowing Him to be my peace is the smartest decision I’ve ever made. No matter what emotion I’m in the process of feeling, my peace is going to be intact because I know who is ultimately in charge of managing all of my stress.
1 Peter 5:7
Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.
Prayer being Ki is something that we’ve talked about, so I won’t make this a duplicate post. So, if you haven’t read Prayer is Ki, go ahead and do that, and then tie this idea in with it. You being open and transparent with God to the point where you can cast ALL worry onto Him is so crucial. If you really take the idea of letting go of all the things that stress you out and letting God handle your lightweight (because to Him it is definitely lightweight), you’d be surprised how much everything shifts. Some people call it peace. Others call it energy. Whatever you want to call it, casting all of your anxieties on Him improves your overall atmosphere.
I’m not just this completely Zen person who does yoga, meditates, and has not a care in the world. Not the case, by any means. I have moments where my mind wants to race and where things attempt to disrupt my peace. However, I have noticed improvement in myself in regard to what I allow to shake me. Sometimes I just stop and acknowledge my growth because I used to be a high-strung person. The things that used to drive me insane, no longer have that power. And THAT is The Ki Component that I want to drive home. Nothing should have the power to affect your mood, actions, or your day in general. Let God block all of that negative energy while you concentrate on spreading His love and light.
2 Thessalonians 3:16
Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in every way. The Lord be with you all.