Peace for the Soul

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Today's Inspiration

Peace starts within us -- we cannot bring to the world what we do not have to offer.

Often we look at the outside world and find it in a state of seeming chaos or disorder. We feel compelled to transform the situation from one of turmoil into one of peace, yet we are often disappointed in our best attempts to do so. One reason for this is that we cannot bring to the world what we do not have to offer. Peace starts in our own minds and hearts, not outside of ourselves, and until its roots are firmly entrenched in our own selves, we cannot manifest it externally. Once we have found it within, we can share it with our family, our community, and the whole wide world. Some of us may already be doing just that, but for most of us, the first step is looking within and honestly evaluating the state of our own relationship to peacefulness.

Interestingly, people who manifest peace internally are not different from us; they have chattering thoughts and troubled emotions like we all do. The difference is that they do not lend their energy to them, so those thoughts and feelings can simply rise and fall like the waves of the ocean without disturbing the deeper waters of peacefulness within. We all have this ability to choose how we distribute our energy, and practice enables us to grow increasingly more serene as we choose the vibration of peace over the vibration of conflict. We begin to see our thoughts and feelings as tiny objects on the surface of our being that pose no threat to the deep interior stillness that is the source of peacefulness. 

When we find that we are able to locate ourselves more and more in the deeper waters and less on the tumultuous surface of our being, we have discovered a lasting relationship with peace that will enable us to inspire peace beyond ourselves. Until then, we help the world most by practicing the art of choosing peace within. 

by Madisyn Taylor

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great post spoke volumes to me and where i am trying to focus right now thanks for sharing eva know that you are loved sweet friend

Peace is a word that is most  misunderstood by the majority.. commonly we perceive  the need for peace in the world at large. .. as this article states we need to manifest a personal peace first.. the art of choosing peace within ourselves is critical to bringing peace into the world.. this choice demands everything we have ..  our ideas of what peace is, all our concepts and all our mental understanding have to be abandoned in order to give the experience of peace the priority in our lives..

Our concepts of what peace is, is the greatest obstacle we face in manifesting true peace. It is not what we think.. it is not possible to think what it is.. it is beyond thought and not approachable by thought.

Peace is a feeling of the love of our life.. it is falling totally in love with the experience of our own life force.. it is found in the gratitude we can feel for the life we have, moment by moment.. it is all consuming. it cannot be described in words nor understood by thought but it can be known to be the most real part of our life.. in fact the only valid part of our life.

the continual practise of kindness to all and everything can lead the way. 

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