We can never obtain peace in outer world unless we make peace with ‘ourselves’ – Dalai Lama
The whole world today is fighting to obtain the world peace. Observe the paradox (and irony) in last sentence – Fighting and Peace. Yes, both should not stay together in a sentence but yet the irony is that situation is such as this. Achieving world peace individually may very well be an impossible task for a common man. The real challenge for us is to make peace with ourselves i.e. finding the inner peace. As I do in my other posts as well, I am asking you to stop here for a second and think – what is inner peace and why it is so important for my life?
For me, peace is a state of inner stillness (quiet) and inner stability; in peaceful state your mind, intellect, body and soul are in harmony with each other resulting in good concentration and focus. Peace is very important for the well being of a person. It is a positive state for our soul and peaceful people are generally thought to be blissful and happy. A peaceful person can perform even the toughest of task because he is calm inside. Peaceful mind is free of outer hurries and worries and a task done using open and free mind always exhibits quality. One who is at peace within can make a difference outside.
Peace is also one of the greatest qualities of a personality. However, in present times of elevated stress, it is very difficult to attain peace within. One major reason why we have lost the touch with the inner peace is because we have broken our bonds with spiritual ways. The inner peace can never be achieved as long as we are overly fascinated with the outer world. Gautam Buddha has said – ‘Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without’. Continue reading