When do we attain the ultimate state of PEACE? I would like to answer this simple question in an equally simple manner. There might be a million philosophies and preaching that will suggest ways to attain peace. They most definitely show us some great ways to liberate ourselves. But in our daily lives it often becomes difficult to maintain sanity and most importantly hold ourselves together in our constant quest for life and existence. Peace is within our body and mind and the only way to become peaceful is to accept the disturbances surrounding us.
The moment we accept, allow and acknowledge the grievances, shortcomings and disturbances in our daily lives we free our mind. Peace is never to put an effort in avoiding pain, annoyances, sufferings, commotion and disturbances. Peace is but a state of mind that KNOWS it all!
By accepting and allowing disturbances we choose to give importance to our inner peace. There can be no good done without acknowledging the existence of the bad or the evil.
Let us consider these points:
- Without noise we will never hear.
- Without smelling a bad odor we will not be able to smell a beautiful aroma.
- Without experiencing a bad sight we will not get to an enjoyable scene.
Quite similarly without accepting the disturbances existing in our lives we can never be peaceful. Finding peace in ourselves is possible, not by ignoring or avoiding all the commotion, disorder and disturbances but by overcoming them in spite of their existences.
So from today onward let us choose to remain AT PEACE and we will never fail to attain the state of enlightenment.