Inner Peace

Do you have any of the symptoms of inner peace? Such as an increasing tendency to let things happen rather than make them happen? Or a loss of interest in interpreting the actions of others? Saskia Davis offers a list of symptoms on her website http://symptomsofinnerpeace.net/Authors_Website/Home.html

It makes great reading … I love “frequent bouts of smiling” but then maybe the Three Year Old is to blame for that one! Amongst the blogs I follow there are many of you expressing appreciation for peace, beauty, awareness, non-duality, an appreciation for life as it is.

I love to read Rachel’s poetry and right now I am expecting some poems to arrive in the mail, as part of her project to send her beautiful words out to whoever is waiting for them. This is an exercise in trust, trusting that our actions are in the flow of life in a way beyond the understanding of mind and reason. We are all connected and I am confident that wherever I take Rachel’s poems will be the right place for the right person to find them! One will definitely be in Ireland and the other may be in France, or somewhere else on our forthcoming trip. Read about it on her blog, ‘be whole now‘ you might be one of her poem carriers too. Don’t miss this post with feedback from someone who found a poem Rachel left in a park in New York.

Tom of ‘onlyhereonlynow‘ is a fairly new blogger who writes brilliantly about his Zen path, his terrifying struggles with negative thinking, and the bliss he also experiences … you might like to read his latest post on running … he says how when we are totally absorbed in our actions “peace comes upon us”.

Beth of simplyblessed writes about non-judgement today; NamasteConsulting reminds us that Buddhism asks us to go beyond the self, not to perfect the self (oh what a relief every time we remember this one!), and restinginawareness suggests spending some time in silence on retreat.

Implicado shares photos of a statue of the Virgin of Guadalupe, erected in the place where she appeared, one of those events that the rational mind has no explanation for! I have had her image for many years, one of my Divine Feminine talismans. Robin of Life in the Bogs quotes Gunilla Norris: “Silence is our deepest nature, our home, our common ground, our peace.  Silence reveals.  Silence heals.” as she leads you on quiet walk of radiant beauty through The Bogs. Suitablefish sweeps us into non-dual looking with her ‘infusions’ and images, and there are so many more of you beautiful bloggers who are showering us with transcendent photos, with your perfect words, I just wish I could hug you all!! If you like this post perhaps I can share more blogging treasures with you again soon. Let me know, would you like more?

24 thoughts on “Inner Peace

  1. Thank you for writing this wonderful post which also directs us to other blogs you have found that also talk about inner peace. The photos you choose to use in this post also reflect peace and calmness. I will take time to visit each of your suggested sits.

    BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!

  2. thanks francine …. you do it so well too … i was trying to introduce some blogs that are lesser known and posts just published in the last day or so … life is so amazingly wonderful sometimes i am just overflowing with the need to share it!

  3. I wouldn’t know Zen if it leapt out and bit me on the nose. But I certainly feel at peace with the world when I settle down in the back garden and talk to people in other countries on my portable radio.

    Actually, I also feel at peace with the world when driving a train on railworks – there’s something about having control / no-control simultaneously over your destiny (choosing how to meet the timetable whilst the tracks control where you go).

    And Happiness is sometimes a hot soldering iron 😉

    I love the photo you have chosen for this post 🙂

    • yes martin, you know peace! life is very much like the train driving experience you describe so well, we live from moment to moment making choices in the circumstances that surround us …so glad you like the photos too 🙂

  4. Thanks Christine. Lots of encouraging words. delightful to know the occasional feeling of inner peace – now the challenge – to increase the moments to a constant flow!!

  5. Thank you, Dadirri for an encouraging post on the path to peace, and for directing me to other blogs. You photographs are as zen-like as your words. Namaste. Gassho. Blessings.

  6. What a beautiful post, some of the links are ones I follow and I’ve checked some of the new ones, thanks for the signposts. I’m pleased to share that I have taken many steps on the path to inner peace but still have a way to travel. Had I taken a few more I would be joining in with Rachels poems which are truly wonderful.
    Thanks Christine this is lovely.

  7. Beautiful post, Christine. Your images bring a sense of serenity to go with your words.

    Thank you so much for the mention and link. I’m going to take my time exploring your other recommendations. You make them all sound so wonderful that I don’t want to rush through them. 🙂

    • glad you enjoyed the pictures robin, and yes, take your time to click on a few links, it is not my definitive list, just some of the posts that spoke to me on the day 🙂

  8. Lovely post, and it was interesting to read the symptoms of inner peace. I just thought I was getting old & wise enough not to give a rat’s about “stuff”. All we can do, as you have, is our best to spread inner peace germs until there is a pandemic 🙂

  9. So intuitive and selfless at the same time – thank you for sharing these wonderful writers with me. I “took” you from Tom Ross’s page and happy I did. What a lovely writers community!

    • so glad you enjoyed reading their posts! welcome to our little corner of the blogging world 🙂 i am away now for five weeks, then back to blogging i hope …although i will share some travel pics as we go ….

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