Accessing Deeper Levels of Peace
This month I’m posting on the Blooming Life Yoga Studio + School blog. Here’s a bit of the post, and a link to the rest.
“Real strength is not in power, money, or weapons, but in deep, inner peace.”
—Thich Nhat Hanh, author of Peace is Every Step
“You find peace not by rearranging the circumstances of your life, but by realizing who you are at the deepest level.”
—Eckhart Tolle, author of Stillness Speaks
Many of us occasionally find ourselves overwhelmed with job demands, caring for aging parents, raising children, paying bills, dealing with health issues, or facing significant losses. During such challenges, serenity may seem like a far-off, distant planet. We know tranquility exists, but we don’t actually believe it’s feasible to visit (let alone live in) a place so alien to our current worldview. In turbulent life circumstances, we might doubt that inner peace is even possible.
While remote planetary travel may not yet be a reality, traveling inward to find our calm center is not only a worthwhile pursuit; it’s essential to our wellbeing. It’s also not as difficult as one might imagine.