Inner Peace is something which has been coming up quite a bit for me today. I have talked with a number of people today who have felt that there is something missing. It may be that in our hurry up world we are not appreciating the one person who has the ultimate effect on our life. The one person who we have to learn to live with day and night. The person who appears in the mirror every morning. We all get so many messages from the media, others and even that incessant internal dialogue which runs its story line for us every day about what isn’t so great.
How often do we stop and take inventory of what we are doing right in the world? How often do we appreciate our good points? Take just a few moments and thank yourself for one good thing about you. One thing you did right today, one person who smiled because of you, one shift you made in making your world become a world you want to be part of. Take time to thank yourself and be in gratitude for one (or more) of your good qualities. Find a moment to create Inner Peace for yourself and watch how things around you begin to change.
You are unique in all the world, no one else has exactly your thoughts, exactly your experiences and no one else has lived life in exactly the way you have. One step each of us can take to widen our circle of compassion is to learn to embrace who we are today. We are part of the beauty of nature. When we create a space for us to feel happier about who we are, the rest of the world can enjoy the feeling of peace we create in that one moment of appreciation. One Human BE ing in all the universe.
“A human being is a part of the whole, called by us ‘Universe,’ a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts, and feelings as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. Nobody is able to achieve this completely, but the striving for such achievement is in itself a part of the liberation and a foundation for inner security.”
~ Albert Einstein