Lucero Speaks

Finding Peace

// Author: Annetta Lucero // 5 Comments


“Although incomprehensibly odd circumstances have occurred over the past several days, I am unshaken. I am simply a spectator of a drama that has no power to alter the peace that is my life.”

When I wrote this simple comment after events that, not long ago, would have unraveled me, I was flooded with inquiries from all over the globe.

The main theme of each correspondence being, “how do you find that kind of peace?”

It surprised me, that I had an answer.

Much of my life was spent in turmoil, stress and huge drama of one kind or another and it never seemed as if that could be remedied.   You can only know what you know, and trauma was all I knew.  I was frantically searching for something, and finding it was as frustrating as seeking in the car for the misplaced cell phone I had left elsewhere .

It was little sparks here and there that led me to seek beyond what I knew.  An uplifting comment from my 5th grade teacher, hearing part of an enlightened conversation from the people sitting in front of me on a plane in my teens, listening to an Eckhart Tolle CD I found in a drawer 4 years after it had been given to me…

Over my lifetime I had recorded snippets of what resounded as personal truth for me.  As I absorbed these collections of truths I became eager for more.  I sought them out, and I continued to find situations and people who could add to my growing soul library.

Eventually, people and situations began finding me.

If you have the desire to know more than you know, that is the beginning of your journey to peace, but you have to be willing to change and flow like water, or it will elude you.  My answer to “how do you find that kind of peace” is very simple, but for many of us it takes a complicated journey to make us discard all of the extra’s that keep peace hidden from us.

How Do You Find Peace?  Here is my answer…

You already have it. It is just buried under a few ideas that were handed to you by others. It is between the cushions of self-criticism, it’s in the junk drawer behind needless fear and phobia, it is muffled by the endless chatter of insignificant importance.  If you are very quiet, and breathe deep, and know that you are already everything beautiful that you want in your life… you will find it as easily as the lost cell phone, ringing in your own back pocket.


  1. Valdeane Odachi - October 4, 2013 7:15 am

    Yes! We are the source of all our peace as well as our sorrow. Everything we need is already within us! I thank you for reminding me… I needed this!

  2. Donna D. Drickey - October 4, 2013 4:19 pm

    Your insight and courage have been an ongoing inspiration. I look forward to being your neighbor later this month. I have been going through a very difficult time and yet my dream of being with Lori is helping me to overcome present woes. I only know I felt the spirit of Aloha when I’ve been over there – healthier and at peace. To hear the doves, even the Coque (sp?) and smell the wonderous flowers; see blue skies, clouds and rain, these all give me the sense of fulfillment of a destiny to be part of a bigger universe.. I am fortunate that I live in the foothills of the Sierras and am surrounded with trees and lakes; however, the island is calling me home! I made copies of your art when I was there and can see and feel your spirit.

  3. Mexitali Rose - October 8, 2013 5:08 am

    Hi Annetta, you are so poetic! After reading this post I felt lighter and free. I have added you to my blog list because your life and inspiration is very fascinating. We went to New Life together many moons ago, and you taught my close homegirls baton. I look forward to your blog posts.I think posting about your eco home would interest a lot of viewers, I’m sure intrigued.Have a great week.

  4. limewire - October 18, 2013 7:27 am

    do you have a twitter that i can follow