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Today’s thought is about achieving peace in a world that appears hectic to us, but in reality is just an illusion.
I know it might be a dis-service to those who are living in areas of the world that have civil war, like Syria, but many of the wise sages of our world have taught us that peace can be found within.
Let it be known that the method to achieving peace is through Yoga, practicing the physical postures and pranayama (yogic breathing).
There will be turmoil and dissonance around us, but our inner being should not be made to react to external stimuli.
Is this hard?
It is a state of mind that needs to be constantly practiced.
And it begins with breathing.
And the quality and slow pace of our breathing.
Without the ether or air around us, we would not exist, and in a few minutes would surely die.
So breathe and the capacity of our lungs can help the quality of our life.
Another aspect that I’ve touched upon before is the proper training of the mind through the taming of our strands of thought.
And many negative feelings can be tied to our thought strands in the form of remorse, resentment, guilt, envy, jealousy, and hatred.
It’s important to do the proper soul searching in order to alleviate negativity in the mind.
Meditation is a key to the door of peace and tranquility.
If you can find a quiet place, that is the first step.
Dwelling in a quiet place of seclusion consistently is the next step, followed by sitting still and practicing yogic breathing techniques.
Getting to that stillness of the mind, is our common goal.
Then reaching a peaceful state within, and broadcasting that positive spirit outward through your practice of ethics and morality.
Treating everyone with dignity and respect becomes the mantra, which leads to sharing of universal love.