Do you want inner peace?
“If you want a kinder world, then behave with kindness; if you want a peaceful world, make peace within!” – Dan Millman, Writer and Speaker
The moment of enlightenment is coming to meet you, if you are looking for it! You have a journey to travel, an action plan to make, a destination in mind and yet the route, the steps and the arrival are not as far away as you might think! The journey in all reality is less than two feet or even half a metre, from your head into your heart!
Thinking is good, analysing may help, but letting your ego and your own rationality decide how to act or how to feel moment by moment in your life is a death sentence to inner peace. Many of the problems of our human world are based on how we perceive the actions of others make us feel; and yet neither the actions nor the words of others have no control over us; unless we let them!
In a dualistic world, there has to be good and bad, happy and sad, it’s just the nature of this reality! We have no compulsion to react or even respond to the things people say or do to us. We have a choice at all times as to what we will think, say, do and yes even feel. The question is: “What will best serve us in our lives?” Will it serve us to react to what others say and do, or is being at peace a better choice?
When we go to our own space, get comfortable and sit quietly let all the burdens we carry (and the anxiety that sometimes affects us) fall away; we can then get in touch with our higher self. If we can see the Earth from a distance of space or time and see how insignificant the troubles of our day really are, then we can soon know how we feel at this deeper level about our problems.
The “feeling at a deeper level” is also where our intuition can be recognized and known. When we follow our intuition our lives stop being affected by the egotistical passions and perceptions of unfairness. We are as the mystics say “at peace” and it is this peace which passes all understanding that will lift your life, and the lives of those you spend time with, in a beautiful, compassionate and loving way.
The things we argue about, the actions that people take that upset us at the human level can’t touch us at the deeper spiritual level. It’s a choice that we all have to face every moment of every day to be in touch at the deeper level or not. Will the words and actions of others or the great issues of our day: global warming, rich versus poor, war and violence, hunger, illness, the preservation of our creeds, countries and philosophies animate us to the point of losing our inner peace or not?
I chose inner peace! I am not perfect, I do get swept up in the moment of deep discussion about the fairness’s and unfairness’s of the human world and yet I try to remember I am a spiritual being having a human experience. Inner peace I believe is available to each one of us. I was at my father’s hospital bedside when he died and I came away saying: “If that is death, I am ok with it, it was quite beautiful!”
A moment is coming in the future to all of us, when the struggles and pains of this human life will evaporate, they will no longer be of any consequence whatsoever! The question in my mind is, how will you and I fair in the world to come? Will we be totally out of place, will we not understand life at a deeper level or will we have taken the time to prepare ourselves for the spiritual life where intuition is the fuel the takes us on?