Hello Lovely People
What would an Israeli ex-soldier, a Northern Irish child of peace fighters, an Arab with terrorist siblings and a product of South African apartheid have in common?
Would you expect all these people to demand peace and denounce war? Probably.
However, here is a completely different take.
Think back to the last time when you had a moment of complete peace. Can you remember what you experienced? Was it stillness, or bliss? Can you remember the calmness? Now imagine that your moment of peace continues for a long time – like five years with no interruption. Wouldn’t that be nice?
I thought not.
I made a list of the drawbacks of such a long spell of peace. My list included a lack of personal growth. What do we learn from the good times?
Of course there would be no challenge, because everyone will agree that this peace is wonderful, and there is no challenge in similarity.
Just the thought of all this makes me feel bored already. I do not particularly enjoy fighting or arguing, but I cannot imagine that a long period of being unchallenged by anything will be anything less than boring. It is great to feel placid and quiet, but as the saying goes, too much of a good thing is no longer good.
Have you ever had a real fight on your hands and then experienced peace afterwards? I can remember many instances where I achieved that peace, and enjoyed all of it. If I did not first experience the conflict, I would probably not have appreciated the peace.
I actually enjoy having my attention and energy focused on some objective. There are times when I simply focus on clearing my mind so that I can receive creative thoughts and energy. What if I receive all that energy and I am so at peace with myself and the world that I just allow the energy to flow away through my fingers? Possibly once, maybe twice, and after that I will get itchy. That is my nature.
I feel that everlasting peace will be a denial of life. We do not live in a world where there is always peace. Even when we live in a peaceful country, we always experience some inner turmoil based on love, work or social relationships. If no other people are involved, we still have some sort of inner turmoil. Life is about not having peace and always striving towards peace.
Of course there is another side to every situation – like a coin which always has two sides.
To be continued
Love and Light
PS: I am a professional transition coach. I help individuals and businesses to achieve their personal and commercial objectives.
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