The word peace is very powerful and can have slightly different contexts depending on how we use it.
Peace can be a feeling of tranquillity or serenity, a state of calmness and harmony. Peace may also be the absence of conflict in our lives – both within ourselves and with those around us. It can also refer to the resolution of disputes between nations, or the lack of aggression or hostility. For example:
- We might say ‘I just want some peace and quiet’ – meaning that we want a moment to relax and unwind from the hustle and bustle of life.
- We could say that ‘world peace is the ultimate goal’ and mean that achieving a state of global harmony is our highest priority. Where nations and people come together to resolve conflicts and disputes, leading to a stable and peaceful global community without war.
- We can also talk about ‘inner peace‘ which means to cultivate a feeling of peace and contentment within ourselves, regardless of what is happening in the outside world. It’s being free of oppressive thoughts or emotions within oneself.
Words To Describe Peace
There are many more words that we can use to describe peace. The following list of adjectives include:
Acceptance: the act of taking or receiving something offered; approval; receptiveness.
Alleviation: the act or process of making something less severe or painful; relief.
Aplomb: a self-assurance arising from one’s appreciation of one’s own abilities or qualities.
Balance: steadiness or equilibrium of mind, body, emotions, and spirit; harmony.
Calmness: a state of freedom from strong emotion; serenity.
Clarity: the quality of being clear and comprehensible; lucidity.
Coexistence: living together in a spirit of harmony and mutual understanding, despite differences in opinions and beliefs.
Comfort: the state of being comfortable; ease or repose.
Compassion: a deep awareness of the suffering of another coupled with the wish to relieve it.
Compassionate: feeling sympathy for and kindness toward others; sympathetic.
Contentment: the state of being contented; satisfaction; ease of mind.
Cooperation: joint operation or action; working together for a common purpose or benefit.
Ease: freedom from difficulty or hardship; comfort.
Elation: a feeling of joy, pride, elation, or triumph; exhilaration.
Equanimity: mental calmness, composure, and evenness of temper, especially in a difficult situation.
Euphoria: a feeling of great happiness and well-being.
Forgiveness: cessation of resentment or anger on account of a perceived wrong or insult; mercy.
Friendliness: the quality or state of being friendly; amiability; kindness.
Generosity: the quality or habit of being kind and giving, especially with money and material possessions.
Grace: a disposition to be generous; courtesy; favor.
Gratitude: appreciation for the kindness one has received; thankfulness.
Happiness: the quality or state of being happy; contentment.
Harmony: a state in which different elements are combined in a balanced or agreeable way.
Hope: a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen; optimism.
Inner peace: a feeling of peace, harmony, and contentment within oneself.
Integrity: adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character; honesty.
Joyfulness: the state or quality of being full of joy, mirth, and pleasure; gladness.
Love: an intense feeling of deep affection; a great interest and pleasure in something.
Mercy: compassionate or kindly forbearance shown toward an offender, an enemy, or other person in one’s power; compassion, pity, or benevolence.
Order: the quality or state of being orderly; arrangement in a systematic form.
Pacification: the act of appeasing or calming; the restoration of peace.
Peace: freedom from disturbances; quiet and tranquillity.
Peacefulness: the quality or state of being peaceful; freedom from disturbance or agitation.
Prosperity: the condition of being successful or thriving; success.
Quietude: a state of peacefulness and tranquillity; serenity.
Relief: a feeling of reassurance and relaxation following release from anxiety or distress.
Resolution: the quality or state of being resolute; firm determination.
Respect: due regard for the feelings, wishes, rights, or traditions of others; esteem.
Security: freedom from danger, risk, or doubt; safety.
Self-Acceptance: a positive attitude toward oneself, in which one values and respects oneself despite any shortcomings.
Sensitivity: the quality of being sensitive; quick and precise perception or response.
Serenity: the quality or state of being serene, calm, and untroubled.
Solitude: the state of being alone and secluded from others; seclusion.
Stability: the quality or state of being stable; firmness; solidity.
Sympathy: feelings of pity and sorrow for someone else’s misfortune; compassion.
Tenderness: the quality or state of being tender; gentleness; softness.
Thoughtfulness: kind consideration for others; solicitude.
Tranquillity: a state of peacefulness or serenity; calmness.
Trust: reliance on the integrity, strength, ability, surety, etc., of a person or thing; confidence.
Unity: the state of being united in thought or action; oneness.
Utopia: an ideally perfect place, especially in its social, political, and moral aspects.
Well-being: the state of being comfortable, healthy, or happy.
Wisdom: the quality or state of being wise; power of judging rightly and following the soundest course of action, based on knowledge, experience, and understanding.
Peace is an essential part of a healthy life and it’s something we should all strive for. We can create a peaceful environment by practicing grace, order, pacification and thoughtfulness. These actions combined with forgiveness, resolution, compassionate self-acceptance, acceptance and hope can help to bring about peace.
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