“If there is peace in your mind you will find peace with everybody. If your mind is agitated you will find agitation everywhere. So first find peace within and you will see this inner peace reflected everywhere else. You are this peace! You are happiness, find out. Where else will you find peace if not within you?”
Isn’t it true? When we’re in a good mood, feeling fine – everything seems to go our way. We hit all green lights on our way to work, our kids do what’s asked of them without complaining, and we love our jobs.
When we become agitated, just the opposite is true. We notice every single annoyance and ignore the multitude of blessings that surround us. The traffic lights are all still green, we just don’t notice it. We’re too focused on all the things we DON’T like.
The ‘good’ and the ‘bad’ (for lack of better terms) are both always there. And, in fact, they are interchangeable based on our perspective! We decide. Day by day. Minute by minute. Breath by breath.
This life isn’t happening to you. You are creating it. So why not create a life filled with as much joy, peace and gratitude as possible? It’s a misconception – an EXCUSE we use – that we have to ‘look for’ and ‘find’ good things in life. It is an error to believe that joy is something that exists outside of you. Everything you need is right in front of you. Within you. All you have to do is open your (inner) eye and see it.