I am not Wayne Dyer...My unfolding soul

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The Peace Within

Life is a process, a deliberate revelation of our own story, an unfolding of our Soul, the being behind the mask of our conditioning.

In nature the beauty of a flowers blossom is revealed not all at once, but one moment at a time, painstakingly deliberate, as if in slow motion, unfurling itself from the inside out, until its incredible fullness is shared with the world. Its gifts, grace and grandeur are disclosed in all its brilliance, in season, for the benefit of all creation, unmistakably perfect for those who are aware enough- still enough to see it! This is a reflection of the peace within.

It is the same with each of us. Whether we see ourselves this way or not does not change the reality of what we are; a similarly unfolding creation designed to grow, change and serve. Ultimately we present ourselves before each other, individually and collectively portraying an image of the splendor of our creator.

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A Reason for Patience

To hurry the process of life for us would be like accelerating the morphing of the caterpillar which needs the struggle of the cocoon in order to develop into the unambiguous beauty of a butterfly. Life in the cocoon may not be a struggle at all. Was it intended to be that way? I do not know. Could it be a perception of the unaware and uninformed? This too, may have a parallel in our mind, in our world.

Without the creator’s design, blessing and the appropriate season of struggle and growth, the butterfly would fail to become what it was intended to become; a gorgeous example of the artwork on the palette of The Artist, the Architect of the universe.


As remarkably miraculous as nature is, as we are, there is one critical distinction within us which beckons our attention. Though we do not directly control our external circumstances, we do possess the gift of choice. We are free to choose what we think about, what we say and how we act. What we think and feel ultimately manifests in our circumstances because what we think and how we feel motivates our actions and somehow excites the forces of life – positively or negatively.


Until we become aware who we are, know how we choose and manifest life and, are at peace with what we think and feel on a daily basis we are heading toward an impoverished destiny. Our physical, mental, spiritual and financial being is at risk. Life is, in my humble opinion, intended to be lived joyfully, and with purpose. For what other reason would we have been endowed with our particular set of gifts, characteristics and personal traits that move us in one direction or another?

The Paradox

In my humble opinion the peace within us is a catalyst for our growth. Paradoxically, I believe it also acts as a conduit for the energy of our development. If there is a void in our internal peace then there is a void in our development. The peace within us acts as a filter to distractions which inhibit the flow of optimal energy upon which our growth and development depend.

When I am at peace within myself, thoughts accelerate; positive emotions swell and physical and mental acuity increase. I am significantly more aware, more conscious, more productive, and I feel much more alive. When my internal mechanisms are in conflict and peace is absent, life itself and all of the elements that contribute to it are out of sync because the perfect environment that is life is disrupted until the balance of peace returns naturally or is consciously induced.

I’m pretty sure we cannot manipulate the peace within for our own benefit, but the conditions which exist to perpetuate this internal peace can be chosen and practiced.

There's more to this story! Just thought I'd give you a moment to digest Part I! So, please join me for the finale in Part II

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Dee aka Nonna 5 years ago

Yes, life is a process....a wonderful process. Wayne Dyer said once in one of his motivation speeches that he will often be looking for something and a book that will help him will fly off the shelve. That is deliberate living because when we choose to do something the how's will find us. Great hub. Voted up


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Born2care2001 5 years ago from Asheville NC Author

Thanks again Dee!

I really like your term "Deliberate Living." My greatest challenge in life is the art of conscious or deliberate living. I'm still learning and what a fantastic process that is!

I can tell you are living that way too!

Peace be with you and stay well,

Bruce


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Dee aka Nonna 5 years ago

Born2care2001.... you too, my friend, you too.


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Better late than never. I just happen to be out taking in the sights in Hubville and was directed here...(by some mystical force, I'm sure)....I was on a Wayne Dyer trail about 10 years ago....all his books, tapes, appearances on TV.......Even spent the time and money to see him in person, shake his hand and have a book autographed. You know, like the "Dead Heads," only I was a Dyer Head.......

I like him. He seems intelligent and spiritual and sincere.....but he's up on the top shelf now where I can't reach the books....I wore myself out with him... Same with Deepak Chopra. I've gone on to other Gurus etal...

I like your Title......You may not be Dyer.....but you certainly ARE one heck of a smart, insightful, spiritual and inspiring man. This is a really a powerful hub. Thank you. UP++


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Born2care2001 4 years ago from Asheville NC Author

Thank You Paula, you're very kind. I've been reading Wayne Dyer on and off since "The Sky's The Limit" back in the 70's? OMG. Well, I have seen him change and like you I have moved on, but there is a certain maturity and consistency in his writing as with Deepak Chopra and others. I have read about, seen and studied motivational speakers, authors and self development leaders for a long time including, but not limited to Zig Zigler, Denis Waitley, John Maxwell and more. Today, I've been reading people with more of an Eastern Philosophical flavor and I'm coming to the conclusion that we are all Guru's of something.

I would be interested to know who you find interesting these days and maybe even include a why. Women are way ahead of the curve on awareness, so I'd like to know your slant on how to help men open up a little. (Particularly college age men, if you can share some insights?)

Thanks again for your kindness and your support. It helps me immensely!

Gratefully,

Bruce


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Welll...There are so many that I like......some, more than others. I will often browse around at Barnes and Noble......this is one of my favorite pass-times......I can find so much. I'll pull out a pile of books that look interesting, and leaf through them to get a glimpse at where the author is going with his/her philosophy......I do like Eckhert Tolle. You might want to give him a try.....(borrow from the library) You mention motivational speakers...are you familiar with Jim Rohn? ( I may have mis-spelled hi last name.)

I am into spirituality, but I probably should tell you.....I steer completely clear of Religion/Religious, and never read anything by Evangelists or Church leaders.

It is my humble opinion that organized Religion, World-wide, is an extremely serious determent to our growth and enlightenment...not to mention our quest for peace and harmony.........Religious Radicals (and they all are.. or become that way eventually).......are MAD MEN.....doomed to destroy, as well as be destroyed.

There simply IS NOT "one way" for every man for anything....much less our spiritual beliefs and/or nourishing our inner being.

Yes....we are all Gurus of a kind......and it does us no good as a human race if we do not share what we have found........


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Happyboomernurse 4 years ago from South Carolina

I loved the poetic way you wrote about fostering the peace within us and the stunning photos of nature.

I so agree with everything you've said here and am on my way to read part 2.

Voted up across the board except for funny and also shared.

Hub Hugs,

Gail


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samnashy 4 years ago from Australia

Great hub. I try and live my life with purpose. Sometimes it's hard to turn that voice off, but most days I try and often succeed. I also like Eckart Tolle. My favourite at the moment is Mike Dooley, his writing is upbeat ,light and very enjoyable. He also send daily inspirational emails which are a great reminder to keep on track.

Thanks again for the hub sharing.


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Born2care2001 4 years ago from Asheville NC Author

Thank you Gail,

Sorry for the delay in my response. My day job got in the way of my passion. Actually, it's all good, isn't it? Our perspective shades and shapes all that we are from one day to the next, graphically, poetically or otherwise. LOL

I think I'm at the point where I just appreciate being. Thanks for your support and I'll meet you at the next hub!!!

Bruce


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Born2care2001 4 years ago from Asheville NC Author

Hello samnashy,

Thank you for reading and commenting on my hub. It please the universe that you are on purpose! I have read and continue to read Eckhardt Tolle and I too get daily messages from TUT! Small universe, eh?

One reason we must learn to advance the collective consciousness! We're connected!

Thanks again,

Bruce

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