“Happiness consists not of having, but of being. It is a warm glow of the heart at peace with itself.”
― David O. McKay
On Friday August 8th, (8.8) I participated in an on~line global meditation for Peace, led by Deepak Chopra. Over 100,000 people joined in and shivers ran down my spine, as people from all over the globe introduced themselves with the words, ‘I am Peace.’
#IAMPEACE was trending on twitter and I changed my Facebook profile picture to this symbol, provided for that purpose by The Chopra Center:
I’ve always been a committed pacifist ~ even as a little girl I could see no sense in fighting or arguing. It seems such a waste of time and doesn’t really solve anything, so I try my best not to. But, during the introduction to the mediation, I realised that there are areas of friction in my life ~ and now that I know about them, I have to nurture my happiness by tackling them!
Deepak tells us that ~ when we are at peace within ourselves ~ all sentient beings will sense those vibrations and be calm in our presence. So, to connect with this aspect of inner joy (or at least try to,) I’ve been continuing my daily practice ~ meditating to the Sanskrit mantra ‘Shanti Hum.’ (I am peace.)
‘This level of peace is the core of stillness within that gives us steadiness and quiet comfort when circumstances in our life may be confusing, as well as when times are happy and fulfilling. This spiritual peace is our calm center that keeps our life in balance.’
From Oprah and Deepak ‘Expanding Your Happiness, 21 Day Meditation Challenge.’ Day 3.
No matter what the effect it has on warring factions around the World, last Friday’s on~line Global event was an incredibly powerful experience for me. So, I’ll leave you with these hopes for mankind, which brought the guided meditation to a close:
‘Peace, Harmony, Laughter, Love
With grateful thanks to Becca Givens, author of the inspiring blog,’On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea’, for hosting The ‘Nurturing Thursday’ movement. To read more about it, or to find out how you can join in, (the more, the merrier!) please press this link.
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