What if everything you’ve ever been searching for has been hiding in your heart?
In a world fraught with
dissension, confusion and strife, there remains a place of quietude,
tranquility and rest. That simple place is known as peace, and it lives
As agitation and anxieties
continue to increase around the world, we are tempted to turn those
fears outward. We can allow ourselves again to be prodded, coaxed and
even convinced to heap further aggression upon our fellow man, believing
it a means to self-preservation.
Yet, as history
demonstrates, this weathered process never works. Our wars with one
another rage without, but they fester and foment from within.
The nobler version of “us”
will never appear if we continue to employ the same methods that have
doomed us to failure in the past. The true, genuine and better society
we aspire to will only arise as we drop our inner strife and surrender
ourselves to the quiet peace within us.
We’ve witnessed several
embodiments of this peace, figures like Gandhi, Mother Teresa, Nelson
Mandela, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Jesus, the original Prince of Peace
himself. Collectively, we applaud and celebrate these individuals for
their courage, strength and personal character. Yet we are slow to
apprehend that the message they carried was to be cultivated and
replicated within us, too.
In one of his final
discourses, Jesus remarked, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give
you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be
troubled and do not be afraid.”
It’s our fear that must be vanquished and we can only conquer it as we’re willing to go within.
If you’ve been searching for
peace still yet finding find it elusive, I invite you to hear to my
special holiday podcast. It’s entitled, “Are You Peace on Earth?”
This podcast will not only
help you step into the awareness of peace, but it will introduce you to
several other people from the U.S. and elsewhere who want to share their
peace with you.
May my thoughts and the many
goodwill wishes from others in this podcast help you to remember the
peace that already resides within you, too.
Click here and listen to: Are You Peace on Earth?
Listen to the podcast more than once. Then be sure to share it with friends.
May the Peace on Earth we’ve all been seeking enable us to call 2017 a truly Happy New Year!
Maura Sweeney is an International Speaker on Influence, Leadership and Emotional Intelligence
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