At first glance, peace and serenity would seem to be synonymous and interchangeable. Indeed, it would be perceived that if you were peaceful that you would be serene; or if you were serene that you would be peaceful. We are not seeking to play a word game; yet it is worth noting and defining more clearly the inter-relationship and function of the concepts of peace and serenity.
Can you be peaceful and not serene? Or serene and not peaceful?
Is it possible that you could be living in a peaceful place and not be serene? Is it possible for you to be serene though not existing in a peaceful place. The answer to both questions is yes. The distinction is actually quite simple.
Peacefulness is an external expression of your environment. Serenity is the internal nature of your being. Even in the midst of chaos, you can be internally serene. And you can live in a peaceful environment and not experience that serenity.
Peacefulness and serenity are co-partners in the creation of well-being. Each half of the archway that creates the doorway into paradise.
Seek within the serenity in all situations and circumstances in your life. And from that, peacefulness will reign in your environment. And where there is peace but no serenity, seek within yourself to accept and allow that which is being given to you, to comfort, soothe and heal you.
Peace and serenity are the measure of your willingness to accept paradise in your life. Peacefulness and serenity are all-powerful in your life and have dominion in creating the reality which you desire. Foster serenity and seek peace and all will be well in your world for their seeds lie in the fertile ground of all that you experience. They are the key that unlock the kingdom within.