When you read Christian scriptures or even the Buddhist texts, often they talk about peace, the ever-lasting sort. They claim that such peace is possible, even in times of trauma and turmoil.
Does that make sense to you?
I have pondered about it many times in my life. It was just lost on me. Until recently that is. Because I was no longer coming from an intellectual place, for the first time, I felt it in me. And it felt good.
No matter where you are in life, it is always full of ups and downs. New relationships have calibration issues, mature relationships have lingering resentments and possibly even unexpected unpleasant revelations.
Anything new in your life can be intimidating and anything old can feel like stale bread
and you crave for a change. Like tiramisu.
I had challenging relationships all my life. We all do. It could be with our partner, our parents, our boss, our best friend, so on. In those intense moments,
it can feel just utterly hopeless.
You are flooded with anger, outrage, hurt, shock and other ugly emotions. Your mind starts to wonder about the point of it all. You struggle to control your runaway screaming mind and your tornado emotions.
Whatever happened to everlasting peace?
And yet, recently, despite the whole internal drama I might be feeling, I could, at the same time, feel a sense of serenity.
It’s like I’m watching a movie unfolds,
as I play the main lead.
Uncanny and surreal. But it is my new experience.
On one hand, I feel the rush of my disaster mind and the avalanche of my negative emotions. On the other hand, because I feel the peace, it makes the drama on the ‘other’ side more bearable and almost distanced.
The fact that I felt this peace indicates that even in the moment I felt all the negativity, I also recognize that was just another miniscule episode in my life.
This, too, shall pass.
Sometimes it does not mean that there are no impending potentially drastic situations. It just means me, the witness, is also present.
The bearer of everlasting peace!
That many ‘drastic’ circumstances in life, turns out, either not so drastic after all, or a precious learning opportunity where I grow and evolve ever more as a soul, housed in a body.
That’s the true source of everlasting peace.
It comes from being the witness of your life.
Taking the witness stand literally. By cultivating that space, that awareness, the ability to witness your own life’s situations as it unfolds, and to feel what you feel in the moment while recognizing that this moment will be gone just like that, like it had never happened.
This anger, this pain, this hurt, this outrage. It comes or goes as long as you want it to. Literally. The witness in you recognize that.
Is your witness present today?
Can your witness attend trial to bear witness to the truth of your day, moment by moment?
Learning to activate your witness takes lots of time and patience. Be very loving to yourself as you get started on this practice.
But please, get started.
Your witness is a very powerful part of you, who activates profound peace in your life.
Take the witness stand.
And watch peace and joy unfold in your life.
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