Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Become A Beacon for Inner Peace
Become a Beacon for Inner Peace
Most likely you have come across this famous quote by Gandhi at least once if not many times in your lifetime; “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” Printed on posters and everything from t-shirts to coffee mugs, this insightful statement appears in abundance all over the world.
When asked, almost every person desires the world to be a happier, safer and more peaceful place to live. Yet, how much action does one take on a daily basis to turn their vision into a reality? A person can become the change they wish to see in this world in as little as 5 minutes a day by devoting themselves to consciously creating a state of peace that arises from within. Achieving world peace begins on an individual level. When one works on cultivating peaceful states in their own life, they are better able to positively impact and affect others.
How you feel determines what you experience in your physical environment. If you feel peace on the inside then that is what is reflected in the world before you. If you lack a sense of well-being internally than most likely the sensation of what you dominantly feel is reflected in your external surroundings. Your experience of the world can be determined by how you choose to answer the following questions.
Do you experience states of peace and well-being on a daily basis? If so, are you able to maintain these states for an extended amount of time so that they flow into all areas of your life? Are you consciously BEING the change that you seek in every moment? If you do not experience inner peace on a regular basis or even at all, do you know how to deliberately activate a sense of it within you? If not, are you willing to embrace what is so strongly desired into all areas of your life right NOW? Would you like to know how to be the change that you seek NOW?
The fastest way to free the self and experience inner peace is to focus on the things that allow you to feel peaceful in this very moment. Take the time right NOW to place your attention on the things that arouse a sense of peace within you. This can be achieved through contemplating specific thoughts that are calming and relaxing, viewing images that make you feel happy and peaceful inside, or by engaging in certain activities that you enjoy and that make you feel good when you are performing them. When you make the time each day to connect with at least one thing that fills your soul with peace, your subconscious supports you by making you more aware of all the things that reflect that state of being in your environment. Your feelings of inner peace and happiness grow and expand in response to what you choose to focus upon.
If you find yourself focusing on the lack of peace in your daily activities, use your will power to bring your awareness to the areas of your life where it already exists and hold your attention there. You will be amazed at how fast the vibration of inner peace spreads into everything you do. Paying conscious attention to maintaining your levels of peace effortlessly fills the heart, mind and body with an abundant supply that flows straight from the universal source always available to you as long as you are aware of your connection to it. The more you practice feeling peace in your life, the easier it becomes to integrate it into every area.
There is an Ancient Chinese Proverb that perfectly expresses how cultivating inner peace on an individual level is a catalyst for positive change that affects the entire world. It reads:
When there is light in the soul, there is beauty in the person.
When there is beauty in the person, there is harmony in the house.
When there is harmony in the house, there is order in the nation.
When there is order in the nation, there is peace in the world.
The fastest way to world peace is to first discover peace within the self. Call forth the light and beauty of your soul. Allow yourself to be filled with a sense of inner peace that is already inherent within you right NOW in this present moment. By nurturing yourself in this manner, you become an authentic expression of peace that is a beacon of light and hope for others. How wonderful it is that you hold the knowledge and the ability as to how to deliberately extend your light into your surrounding environment to uplift, empower and inspire others. Just by taking the time to explore and connect with your personal source of divine peace, you create a ripple effect that serves to raise the entire vibration of the planet. May your soul come to know and sustain a profound sense of inner peace.
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