Find your peace

Find your peace

The perilous amounts of negative information that wash over us have a negative effect on most people. That said, it is especially important in the modern age, in the time of AI, to find ways to achieve validation, to find peace. This is far easier said than done. I ask myself, how do I ever have the time to actualize this feeling? I am just too busy.

I suppose with so many things in life, we must begin at the beginning. I once had the experience of being stopped by a beggar. He asked me for some money. Now, as a matter of course, I never proffer funds to healthy people. As with all of us, I have a soft spot for children and the elderly, but I am loathe to give to those who have the physical presence to make their way economically in the world.

Now to my story: I asked this man why he was seeking charity. He replied that he lacked the means to exist. I proposed either the government or work to allay this difficulty. He responded that the administration was too bureaucratic and he didn’t like the tedium of employment.

I subsequently asked him if he was happy. He replied that he was miserable. I said that the choice was up to him. Now, to some, this may sound overly cruel, but it is the truth. This person had the option of being contented with his decisions, but his actions had not produced the desired results of peace in the world.

We live in the age of the victim. (1) It is very arduous for some to believe that each of us is responsible for our life circumstances. I may not be able to alter them immediately, but I must maintain that it is only my understanding of the world that has any real value to me.

Many religious and faithful individuals have nothing materially but have achieved peace and happiness in this life — a good reference point is Matthew Ricard. (2) He was an eminent geneticist from a prominent French family, nonetheless, he gave up his position to become a pious Buddhist monk. In lengthy studies at the University of Wisconsin, he was proven to be “the happiest man in the world.” (3)

To begin my quest for this intrinsic joy, I must simply acknowledge the tools that I innately possess: my critical thinking skills and the realization that my time in this reality is finite. I can then proceed in my own way in consciousness and find my inner peace. This is a profound and difficult study, but it is possible. John Lennon leaves us with a thought: Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say that I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us and the world will be as one. (4)

A closing thought: I am always forced to answer these three questions: Why am I here? What is my mission? What happens when I die? If I can respond to these queries, I will quickly realize that I am intrinsically in control of my life. The emotions I feel, or the actions I take, are my own. I must believe this and get started to actualize my life — there are no excuses. Too many examples in history have proven this to be true. (5)

To sum up:  This week, we spoke about finding your inner peace.

To be noted: From Sadhguru: (6) Peace is not the highest goal in life. It is the most fundamental requirement.

Just for fun: 

For reflection: 

This week, on your thoughtful walk, please reflect on what inner peace means to your life.

Every day look for something magical and beautiful.

Don’t be a wage slave — critical thinking is great!

Quote: Inner peace is innately within everyone.


1) Are You Ready to Stop Feeling Like a Victim?



4) John Lennon Imagine Official video (HD)

5) What doesn’t kill you … why failure is the secret to success

6) Inside the temple of Sadhguru, the internet’s favourite mystic