I'm Not Wayne Dyer...But I am seeking inner peace.

Peaceful Contemplation
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Accessing the Peace Within

So how do we get to experience this inner peace? Is it a gift given to a select few or is inner peace something that can be developed by everyone? What can I do to initiate and maintain this state of mind – body experience?

I would love to say that I can answer all of these questions emphatically but the reality is that I cannot. What I can do is tell you what works for me and encourage you to be a student of your own mind, body and spirit. Being at peace within myself, I am privileged to share what I have experienced over the years but I am by no means an expert like Dr. Dyer. I encourage you to pay attention when much more expert advice is available, as I would actually consider myself a novice by comparison. Though I freely confess that I too work through periods of stress and internal conflict, I believe I have overcome the dominant inhibitors to living a peaceful and joyful existence by practicing what I am suggesting to you here.

I am one, however, who is committed to continuously searching for answers to the mysteries of life, internally and eternally! It is my mission, in part, to communicate the successes and failures of my journey for the benefit of those who would ask similar questions, seek related answers and walk a parallel path. I encourage you to open up your heart, launch your mind and signal your spirit to all the possibilities of the universe and consciously begin to walk toward this internal peace as if you could not fail to find it, believing in the reality of its existence within.

National Park Service at the Estate of Carl Sandburg
National Park Service at the Estate of Carl Sandburg

A Very Valuable Lesson

The greatest master of all time, the carpenter from Galilee, Jesus Himself said that the “Kingdom is within.” (Luke 17) If He was referring to the Kingdom of God, as I believe he was, there is in my mind no greater place of peace. Jesus demonstrated it and taught about it in one of most turbulent times of human history.

There are other ways to learn; other teachers, other analogies and other conclusions, and because there is no one way for everybody, the path to peace is an individual one. But, I believe there is one specifically for you and the sooner you initiate the search the sooner you will locate the truth and the freedom of the peace within.

Oh, and about the title; I have been reading Dr. Dyer since I was a very young man. Because of his work I am still a very young man even though the years have passed and I have changed significantly as a human being. Thanks Dr. Dyer, for your work, guidance and insight. You inspire(d) me, but what I learned most is that I don’t have to be Wayne Dyer, or anyone else for that matter to be content. I don’t have to be anyone else but who I am – me!

Be Inspired!

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NataleeAdams 5 years ago from SILVER LAKE WI

Good article! Praise Jesus! :-)


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Born2care2001 5 years ago from Asheville NC Author

Hi Natalee!

Thank you for reading and sharing your praise for Yeshua! (Jesus' Hebrew name)

May you learn from Him the peace that transcends all understanding.

Gratefully,

Bruce


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

True...so true. Our inner peace is arrived at in our own ways....in our own time, via the wisdom of our inner voice.....our experiences and the desires of our heart. We need to seek it and nurture it and once we have found it....embrace and protect it.

Very profound, my friend...........UP+++


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Born2care2001 4 years ago from Asheville NC Author

Thanks Paula!

I want to share my experiences with men and I want to know theirs. I think we're connected and our growth depends on sharing that inner wisdom. In my humble opinion we must share our lives or we too will go the way of the dinosaurs.

I want to live and I've learned that just wanting it, doesn't cut it, one must learn interdependence to truly grow.

I am still learning how to get my message out there, please forgive me.

Oh, BTW, keep the comments coming, they inspire me!

Gratefully,

Bruce


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Forgive you? For what? You write beautifully and I thoroughly enjoy your hubs.........more importantly, MEN can learn from one another.....especially those who have been "enlightened," such as yourself..........You're doing quite well. No need to seek forgiveness....

I say, BRAVO!!


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Happyboomernurse 4 years ago from South Carolina

What a profound and thoughtful hub.

The following sentence particularly resonated with me as it is how I try to live my own life:

"I encourage you to open up your heart, launch your mind and signal your spirit to all the possibilities of the universe and consciously begin to walk toward this internal peace as if you could not fail to find it, believing in the reality of its existence within."

Thanks so much for sharing your experience with us and inspiring us to continually seek out new and meaningful experiences in our own lives.

Voted up across the board except for funny. Also shared.

Hub Hugs,

Gail


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Born2care2001 4 years ago from Asheville NC Author

Hi Gail!

Thank you for reading and commenting. It amazes me how many people Wayne Dyer has reached over the years and we still haven't, along with all the other authors, broken the surface of peace!

Thank you for being one of them. I know the message is getting out in your writing and living!

I can't be more grateful!

Bruce

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