I am not Wayne Dyer...My unfolding soul
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.
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?
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