A song from my past ~ “Let There Be Peace On Earth,” and Let It Begin With Me. In light of recent events, I have to say those words are more important than ever. With so much turmoil and confusion in the air, peace seems next to impossible.
Personally, this past month has been a roller coaster ride; from the highest of the highs to the lowest of the lows. Although the highs are exhilarating, the lows just don’t entice me to jump back in for more. I prefer a steady stream of events strung together to create an even ride.
From the highest of the highs to the lowest of the lows, my nervous system tends to react with an anxious energy. The sympathetic nervous system at work; fight or flight. This fire energy ignited compression in my chest, a catch in my throat, and tightness in my spine as emotions coursed through my veins. Through it all, I reminded myself that I needed to find peace within in order to call upon world peace.
In the words of the Dalai Lama:
Without proper mental peace it is difficult to achieve world peace; therefore there is a connection. Many of the problems we have today are because of hatred. As human beings we have good qualities as well as bad ones. Now, anger, attachment, jealousy, and hatred are the bad side. They are the real enemy. From a certain point of view, our real enemy, the true troublemaker, is inside.
Hatred, disconnect, and anger will simply feed the fire. I ask that you dig deep and find PEACE. As the peace within spreads, the peace in the world will follow. Let There Be Peace On Earth, and Let It Begin With ME. Be well… Nancy T