Neuroscience has found a direct relationship between brain function and inner peace and here is what they have found. Our brain is at its creative, intellectual, social and emotional best when we are at peace.
So what does it mean to be at peace? First, let me state what it does not mean. Peace does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, or problems, or hard work to get done. As that famous poster says, peace means to be in the midst of these things and still be calm in your heart and clear minded.
Peace is a calm, clear sense of your own power without the need to overpower others.
Peace is unafraid, unhurried, and resilient. It is open to experience, self-confident in attitude and always curious.
The fearlessness of peace generates the optimal brain function that achieves the elevated state of mind in which ordinary genius arises. The clarity of peace orients the mind to the opportunity and solution implicit in any given problem.
Peace is a total orientation to the light inside of people. It is a disinterest in judging others, ourselves or events. It is the willingness to forgive. It is the acceptance of people and events exactly as they are and, as such, it is the end of conflict.
Peace is honesty that is compassionate and compassion that is not co-dependent.
Peace is the condtion that naturally leads to the feeling of connection to our own heart, to others and to life itself.
More than anything peace is a sense of the sacred. It is the condition that expands the love in our heart. It opens our eyes to beauty that’s all around us and , every now and then, it opens the door to the oneness of All That Is. What more could we possibily want?
Peace takes practice and practice takes discipline. Happily, when it comes to inner peace, discipline couldn’t be easier. It is simply knowing what you want to experience and choosing that experience consistently. Here’s a hint. Peace is what you want to experience. Peace is the gold that ancient alchemists tried to produce from lead. It’s your ship coming in.
Work for peace in your heart. Make it your #1 goal in everything you do. Never give up on it, no matter what is going on around you or in you.
Never, never, never give up. That’s what the Dalai Lama advices.
Below is the link to Mystic Cool audio files of twelve guided processes that can help you build a practice to strengthen your own inner peace.