25 Nov It’s Okay To Be Peaceful
If there was one thing that I could have shared with myself when I was 16 to 18 years old, I would have let myself know that it was okay to be peaceful. I feel like, in a world where individuals are constantly chasing things outside of themselves, bringing them moments of happiness, peace is actually where it’s at. And, it is fascinating because peace is actually our natural state of being.
The majority of the world today is going through this pandemic, this unprecedented moment in human history, and lacking the awareness that peace is even an option for them.
How blessed are we that at least we have the awareness that we can be peaceful in our lives. And it’s not that things are necessarily going to change in our lives, or we’re all of a sudden going to become some other version of ourselves than we are at this moment, it’s just that we are going to fundamentally chill out.
We’re going to get to a place where we finally recognize, hey wait a minute, is my upset and drama actually contributing anything to the world? What’s it contributing to me? What effect is it having on my body, on my mind, in my life?
When you really begin to weigh the impact of peace in your life, and being peaceful, wow do you realize it’s priceless. There’s no downside to it. When you make the commitment to remember that peace is an option for you, in the midst of everything that is happening, in the midst of home schooling your child or children, in the midst of taking the car to get service, running errands, or whatever your daily activity is, you can do it peacefully.
I wish at the age of 16 to 18, when I was going through that challenging window of time in my life, that I wrote about in my best selling book, You Are Enough, that I had known that peace was 100% available to me. In truth, I have always known it, but let’s just say I took a detour.
Today, remember that the majority of the world doesn’t even know that peace is an option. Meditation is the fine art of chilling out. In meditation, you are going to sit still, you are going to do nothing and after a while you will recognize the value of peace and the precious gift you are offering yourself through accessing calm. Meditation isn’t about getting somewhere, it’s about being where you are.
Resting in the awareness of your breath transforms your life into a living meditation.