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Peace is a combination of several factors February 2, 2008

Filed under: enlightened management,how to,joy,love,Religion,thoughts,world,writing — axinia @ 9:39 am

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We all seek peace in one form or another. Some look for it through nature`s beauty, others take refuge in music or the arts. Some dedicate their lives to the search for inner peace through retreats, austerity and contemplation. One thing that is clear, however, is that real peace comes only from within. We can try and trigger this feeling artificial stimulus or by choosing our environment with care, but in the end, if there is no peace inside, nothing can work to make it happen to us.

The truth is that peace is a combination of several factors, which separately play different roles in our lives, but when mixed together form a blanket of serenity which rejuvenates, invigorates and calms.

 – In the first place, we need to surrender to the moment. This means that we must focus on every split second of out time without worrying about the future or the past.

– In addition we need to lose our expectations, we should demand nothing and enjoy everything.

– Finally we must learn how to be totally content, without guilt, fear or desire.

These are easy tings to write, but are clearly extremely difficult to achieve, which is where our yoga meditation comes into play.

Our fist experience of the peace of a Sahaj meditation comes during the early days, when our spirit finds release in the touch of the Kundalini. Our mind, so used to work in a frantic pace, is suddenly given time to quieten itself. The result is that we feel fabulous, and really start to appreciate things around us that we may have missed before.

From “Meditation” by Nigel Powell

Other quotes from Nigel Powell:

A right sided personality

A left sided personality

Western people have the lowest self esteem?

The mind games or the myth of self-improvement

Spirituality on sale

3 questions about YOUR spiritual practice

The Ego and the Super Ego

 

6 Responses to “Peace is a combination of several factors”

  1. […] 1000petals added an interesting post on Peace is a combination of several factorsHere’s a small excerpt […]

  2. sulochanosho Says:

    Ha! See the nature there. They are not ‘doing’ any circus or drills of yoga or meditation. They are just it! We are still stumbling and trying to learn and do for ‘that’.

  3. axinia Says:

    the thing is, we are not the flowers or plants. As the post says: These are easy tings to write, but are clearly extremely difficult to achieve. Just by saying ” I am that ” one wil not become. Unfortunately, it does not work with human beings so easy…

  4. Before sahaja yoga I was a very anxious person…I was seeking satisfation in my ego!…now I can feel peace…a great balance….a sensation of being like a column….after marriage!
    P.S. please…forgive my english! It’s not very good…but I want to comunicate with you..

  5. axinia Says:

    Marta, you are sooo sweet! You English is very good and I am happy to read and answer your comments and you blog 🙂 – I know some Italian 🙂

  6. Bad Karma Says:

    Here is a good talk about the Slow Movement. I hope it catches on.
    http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/view/id/73


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