Never Lose Inner Peace
Maintaining inner peace changes our world.
Inner peace is equanimity; calmness and composure, especially in a difficult situation.
Calm composure is our basis for sanity, and when we lose inner peace, that sanity is no longer present.
While listening to someone or reading the news, we can easily lose our inner peace, which will affect the subtle body, creating tension through stress and changing the atmosphere. In the practice of meditation, we can just let it go and remain in inner peace.
‘News’ isn’t our experience – it’s someone else’s. Once we adhere to others’ information services, then that news may be modified, and affect both our thinking and inner peace. As long as we maintain inner peace, we can tell (or feel) when that information is disturbing.
We are here in this body to gain confidence and stability in our true reality of pure consciousness; it is only from there that we can genuinely help others. If we become unstable, inner peace of pure consciousness – though still present – is distracted, and both sanity and intelligence are influenced.
As we get older, we realise that ‘news’ is actually ‘olds’. It’s the same old rhetoric – the art of effective or persuasive speaking or writing, with the exploitation of figures of speech and other compositional techniques. In other words, it’s neurolinguistic programming.
Never take anyone’s word for truth. How do we know what is true? That which asks the question and recognises is the arbiter – the supreme ruler.
Everything else is creation and speculation … it’s news to gossip about, and we become addicted, obsessed and entertained.
The only thing that is new is ever-present spontaneity, which is pure awareness that is always at peace. It’s like space; anything can happen within it, but it can never be shaken.