"When confronted with a situation
that appears fragmented or impossible,
step back, close your eyes,
go to the inner place
where problems cannot enter,
and abide in the consciousness of well-being.
When you are committed
to inner peace above all else,
all else will take care of itself."
-- Alan Cohen
As we worry about things and focus on solving problems, all we do is make them worse. We cause them to grow as a result of the attention that we give problems, or unwanted situations. Solutions require a different mindset, a willingness to see things in a new way. And, I think the best way to make this shift is to step into your own inner peace.
You could think of it like going into a dark room and sitting in a comfortable chair and releasing all thought for a few minutes. As you release thought, all the problems of your life and of the world evaporate. This place is well-being, and it is peace.
You could say very accurately that peace is the absence of conflict. Sometimes conflict is beneficial because it helps us to expand and grow to become more, and so does peace. Going into our inner peace at any time is beneficial, and I think especially when we are focused on problems and situations that are upsetting us in one way or another.
It is very hard to solve problems in the face of them. It requires a change in thinking to get to the place where we can focus on solutions. Taking a break from the problem is a way of clearing its focus and influence allowing us to make the transition with more ease and calm.
It need not take very long. A few minutes can be perfect. If at home, go to another room and close the door. If at work, go to the bathroom or an empty office, or take a walk outside and stop at a bench or find a place to rest for a few minutes. The main thing is to get our physical body away for just a few minutes and our mind will follow. From there, we can relax and let go, breathe deeply, and in a very short time, regain our composure, and more important, gain a better perspective.
Going into our inner peace every day for even just a few minutes will also help us to maintain a better perspective of all of the aspects of living we encounter and move through each day. It is a perfect way to begin and/or end every day.
Wishing You Peace And Well-Being.
Spread Some Joy Today--as you allow your inner connection to peace.