I sense there is a way to achieve a more profound serenity. This serenity requires a deeper understanding of the meaning, “To abide in Christ.” In my own experience, I have discovered a pervasive peace. Still I think this serenity is fuller, richer.
There is a danger; however, in that one must distinguish the difference between serenity and passivity.
A certain level of anxiety can stimulate an important proactive response. If one eliminates that internal tension, then one faces the danger of complacency, encouraging delayed, and therefore dangerous, action.
Pain has its critical place. It stimulates the survival response. If I touch the hot stove, pain protects me from extensive burns. So one must know how to embrace pain and yet maintain serenity.