As always Kat - I loved this! But truly - you speak such wisdom here. The thoughts seem common sense enough - and yet - so many of us miss them when we are down in it. I am the opposite of Empath :) Shielded Warrior to my very core - finding my way home to this beautiful place you describe in this peice (peace). Many blessing my dear friend. Thank you for writing this for me - and all of us. <3 Sharing this widely.