We begin by stating simply, Peace Is.
Makes it easier for us to locate.
When we peer into ‘the Now’ and meet agitation, worry or fear, we assume that Peace has not been invited to the party.
But consider this. If we merely declare that “Peace Is” and ask you to find it, most can go there. Easily.
Because we’ve opened access to our innate, intuitive intelligence – an inner space of reliable knowing. The garden where peace grows. Changeless serenity.
Peace appears to our awareness as an immediate feeling-sense. As well as a living reality.
We take a deep breath. Realizing how comfortable we are here. Having known this place intimately, for a very long time.
From this perspective, peace can never be lost. Because it rests as an abiding element of our consciousness.
Sometimes on the planet walk, we ache for the peacefulness that has deserted us – a respite from the turbulence of life condition and circumstance.
We long for comfort and slow motion.
In a flash of cognition, we catch sight of that lost land of calm and healing waters. We take a dip – cleansing ourselves of all that has been lost. The pain, grief, betrayal. Washed away in that instant of eternity.
The Present, where Peace lives. Always.
When despair for the world grows in me and I wake in the night at the least sound, in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be, I go and lie down where the wood drake rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds. I come into the peace of wild things … I come into the presence of still water. And I feel above me the day-blind stars waiting with their light. For a time, I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.Wendell Berry