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22 Days of Peace ✌ (Words of Wisdom)

JourneyWe’re all on a journey in this life. Mistakes happen along the way, so do failures. But you also stumble upon beauties in the form of a cardinal perched atop a sturdy tree-limb, life-long friendships, love that brings out the genuine self long-forgot.

Sometimes, it’s ridiculously easy to focus on the mishapso much so that you shroud the light. However, lucky for you, there is light out there as bright as the sun, and no matter how cloudy you make your skies… Guess what? Daytime still prevails! Even at night… The moon, the stars… All carry the light along with them.

That being said… I surely cannot exclude myself when I say, “Sometimes, it’s easy to focus on the mishap.” It really is! I lie to myself when I say, it’s too difficult to maintain a positive attitude even through tumultuous times. That, too, is easy, believe it or not.

paper-heartWhen I open my mouth and voice a complaint, I notice that it makes it that much easier to voice another, on top of another… And being amongst other misery-loves-company-types? That’s the perfect breeding ground for “dramafilia.” Honestly, what is the point of that? Complaining or dwelling too much on problems seems to be a comfort of sortsan odd one at that. When done enough, such things can become your identity, thus your reality. Woe is you. You are your problems… That couldn’t be any further from the truth!

So, I invite you to join me. They say it takes about 21 days to form a new habit. (I’ll make it 22 because it’s my lucky number.)

Let’s give up the one thing that doesn’t benefit the mind or soul one bit, and that is… Complaining. It’s one thing to talk through a problem with a goal of getting to a solution AND it’s a completely different thing to aimlessly dwell on problems to the point of putting your body under lots and lots of stress for prolonged periods of time.

I’ll admit, after a good two decades of over-dramatizing and being so problems-focused, I know this won’t be the simplest feat, but I know that eventuallyit will be! With anything, it takes practicelots of it, to get better at it and eventually master it. (How many times have I used the word “it?”)

I’ll report back on this in 22 days. So, June 18th. I’m looking forward to this transformation. 🙂 ♡




Evy Zen (formerly Eva PoeteX) is a mystic poetess, eclectic artist, fiction writer, and wellness advocate who calls the Greater Cleveland area home sweet home. Born a Clevelander with a Greek lineage, the arts started being a major part of her life the moment she picked up her first crayon. To date, dozens of Evy's writings have been featured in publications like Thought Catalog, The Journey Magazine, and Journey of the Heart: Women's Spiritual Poetry. As a spoken word poet, she has also had the opportunity to collaborate with numerous musicians across the globe. Currently, Evy is the Founding Editor of Poehemian Press and runs the decade-young poetry website (formerly The Artistic Muse). Additionally, she is the author of several independently and locally published poetry books, including "Esoterra" and "Sacred Shapes." Furthermore, she works as a full-time freelance writer and editor. In 2012, Evy received a Bachelor of Arts degree (honors) in Creative Writing from Cleveland State University. She also obtained a Diploma (distinction) in Exercise Nutrition from Shaw Academy four years later. When she's not creating, Evy Zen recharges her batteries by reading her weight in books ("The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho is her personal favorite), going on epic bike rides, meditating to ambient music, and racing super cars behind the safety of her computer or TV screen. To find out more, visit her official website at

4 thoughts on “22 Days of Peace ✌ (Words of Wisdom)

  1. Thanks for visiting my blog, and for following. I like this words of wisdom and that you want to do something positive about complaining. (I can relate) I would make a few suggestions, first would be report back daily on your progress – it would reinforce the habit being created. I also think that stopping complaining is very hard to do but perhaps easier if when tempted to complain you replace it by a deliberate opposite action, such as being Thankful. Being Thankful is positive is many amazing ways when you practice it, it blows complaining off the mind map.

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