“Peace on Earth” is a popular wish and refrain at this Yuletide season. But as 2021 draws to a close, perhaps inner peace is the thing we should most intend for 2022. It’s not just that the world is a mess. For two years now, our inner peace has been completely turned on its ear.
As Siddhārtha Gautama said, “Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.” Yes, peace begins with each of us. If we do not somehow find our own inner peace in this turbulence, then we are contributing to the collective angst.
We are the power that will create change. There is no one coming to save us; we must save ourselves. That is the whole point to this extreme growth period in which humanity finds itself.
Rather than praying “to be saved”, ask for strength to endure the turmoil, to find knowledge that is truth, wisdom to recognize the path, and courage to do what is right. Align peacefully with your own wisdom and light, and trust that you will know the right things to do. You will gain the inner peace needed to walk in the world feeling balanced. You will become a spark of positive change.
Traditionally this is a season of exceptional joy and goodwill. My wish for you is that you will claim your happiness with your families this season. Do you remember Dr. Seuss’s story, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”? The Grinch steals all the decorations, special food, and gifts, hoping to wreck Christmas for the Whos. (Which, by the way, is psychopathic behavior. This story has a deep message.)
To the Grinch’s dismay, all the Whos in Whoville nonetheless emerge from their homes on Christmas morning, hold hands in a circle, and sing their traditional song of Christmas joy around the tree in the town square.
We must not let the Grinches of this world steal our peace and joy. The day we do that, we are beaten. No matter what, SING to celebrate All that Is.
“Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.” ~ Albert Einstein
“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.” ~ Mother Teresa
“If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there would be peace.” ~ John Lennon
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