Is peace ever inconsequential?
How do we know we have peace?
What is pleasant is a matter of opinion, therefore, will vary from person to person. What most of us can agree on is that 'pleasant' is what most of us desire, whatever form it may take and however it may develop.
It seems then that pleasant is not so inconsequential. What we do not value -is inconsequential to us.
What matters to us is never inconsequential.
So does what matters to us, disturb our peace?
This post is about the difference between the dance of pleasant and peace vs. unpleasant.
Peace is a state of being. Peace allows us to fully enjoy all other pleasant feelings.
Peace is felt as it is an energy whose frequency is soft, gentle and strong.
Peace is a deep well that extends far and wide. Peace is like a mother that extends her arms to all her children with loving kindness.
Peace is an inviting scent that brings a soft smile full of understanding.
Peace may be subtle and yet it's presence is absolutely powerful.
Peace is bright and shines through the darkness.
Can peace be disturbed in matters that are not inconsequential to us?
Peace is not dependent upon anything as everything is ever-changing.
On our journey as humans we stumble upon situations that test our attitudes.
One moment we are atop the mountain seeing the splendor of life and the next we hit rock bottom wondering what happened. We may go from an altitude of gratitude to an attitude of bitterness.
In a moment I was given news that changed my plans. Whether it is a job loss, heartbreak or even a death we all experience sudden moments where we go into disbelief.
Disbelief is normal and it passes. As it passes, we are vulnerable and our spirit bare. It is then we can decide to robe ourselves with bravery, faith and hope or we can shield ourselves with false strength.
In disbelief, I shed some tears. Once the disbelief passed, I cried a little more mourning the loss. I let myself feel it all and gave myself room to just be with all of it. I realized then, that any sense of unfairness could be met with empathy and any anger with understanding.
My experience was far from pleasant and yet there was peace.
I felt contentment realizing just how blessed I am for abiding in peace. After all, I know what it is like to be in mental-emotional turmoil. I would not have acknowledged it then, because I just thought I was depressed. However, depression is a state of feeling angry and anger is never peaceful.
A state of anger is like having tantrumming children hanging onto to us. They won't do as we say and they only get louder if we don't give them attention.
Moments of unpleasant feelings don't override our state of peace. We may momentarily go off our center, but, we can return to our center of peace at will as that is our default.
Even when something matters to us and things do not go how we had hoped, if we are at peace, we are fearless of our human emotions and remain unresistant to reality. It may be an unpleasant dance and yet we do not become unpleasant.
When someone is not at peace, they are unpleasant no matter how externally attractive they may be.
They themselves cannot stand themselves. I know because that was once me.
Sometimes when someone is lacking peace they project all their unpleasantness onto another or others. It becomes a rejecting dance.
The dance of unpleasantness is never inclusive nor peaceful.
How we are being creates our dance. That is not inconsequential.
To you is peace ever inconsequential?
Which way of being are you manifying and dancing?