An Inner Choice
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.
This one totally covers my recent thoughts about the state of the world. The pain, the suffering, the anger, the fighting, etc. This particular articles is quite similar to the one I posted on June 12th, Starting Within.
My guess is that whoever writes these articles may be struggling or seeing others struggle with the same things I am. This is twice within a one month period that this type of discussion has come up and they make a lot of sense.
Now, if only we could get the rest of the world to follow through, think how great everything would be! But I shall heed their words an start within. I will stop lending energy to negatives and just let them flow out of me and let the goddess do with them as she wills. I will stop dwelling on things I cannot change and simply work on myself and bettering things for myself and my son.
I think that’s the best idea in the world!