We’re all looking for peace in our lives but find it hard to staying peaceful most of the times. Being drawn into the drama of relationships at home or in the workplace by default is tiring and makes us questioning the meaning of it all: what’s the point? Why is this happening all the time although everyone involved is actually looking for peace?
The point is: without experiencing how it is to be not at peace we wouldn’t have the desire to get out of this low state of energy and come to a higher state, the state of peace.
Peace is part of the duality of our reality
Peace only exsists in a world that is also experiencing to be not in peace. Does that makes sense? Peace is part of the duality of our reality. It is not the absolute, the highest, the One-ness enlightenment-seekers are longing to find.
What is the opposite of peace? Some might say war, but I would call it ’non-ease’: to be not at ease with what is happening in this moment. And that, if followed through undetected, is creating drama, the drama at home, at work, at Netflix. You don’t need to invade another country armed to the teeth to go to war while you have it right at your door step all the time.
To overcome this state of mind and find peace in the present moment is taking out the dramas in your life (and the world wars) instantly. The good news is, you don’t need to meditate for hours a day, go to yoga festivals or retreat to the montain cave for months to find peace. 3 deep breaths, a few quiet moments sitting on the ground connecting with Mother Earth, e voilà: peace has arisen. It is that easy.
Much more difficult is to stay in this state of mind. And that is actually the struggle. But why do we need to pursue something that is impossible to obtain? Peace always comes with un-ease, thats duality! There is no state of being at peace all the time. There is only being at peace in one moment and being not at ease in the other moment. Just relax: we have to bow to this simple fact, that peace is a momentary achievement through either intention or divine intervention, and why not? If you find yourself at un-ease with what is, just sit down and take 3 deep breaths and peace will find you once again.
In this way you are also at peace with your peace-seeking mind. Let the moment be as it is and just breathe deeply.
Because peace is just the beginning… TBC