Sunday, October 4, 2015

Peace . . .

Dear PeacefulPeeps; 
Today I was reading a excerpt on from an Eckhart Tolle interview, and he was discussing the true meaning of peace. He was describing these common things that get in our way of being at peace:
  1. We mistake peace for unconsciousness. 
  2. We mistake peace for happiness.
  3. We keep looking ahead (or looking back).
  4. We strain away from the present moment.
  5. We don't fully trust . . . yet.
In the next few days, I'll be writing about on or two of these barriers at a time.

When I consider the first barrier to peace--We mistake peace for unconsciousness--I am reminded about the unconscious behaviors we have that prevent us from feeling peace. 

They can include texting, or engaging with social media like Facebook, Twitter, StumbleUpon, Pintrest, and YouTube. It can also mean losing ourselves in television, cable, Netflix, or Roku.

We also become less conscious and lower our energetic frequency as a result of addictive behaviors like overeating, drinking, smoking, engaging in obsessive thought patterns, or gossiping. These are what Tolle calls "desensitized states," and they offer short-term numbness and are short-lived. What we long for, on the other hand, is the heightened awareness and deep sense of knowing that only true peace can offer. Peace does not depend on substances, addictive patterns, or on outside circumstances.

I know that for me, when I experience true peace, time drops off, and I am completely engaged in the present moment of WHAT IS. The godly "I AM."

Peace just is, and it resides deep within us . . . and also within our reach. How do you tap into your inner peace?  Leave a comment and share your experience. More about peace tomorrow!

Peace out!

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