Questions, Answers, and Perspectives
I go around the world and talking about peace to people. I've understood one thing, people don't have a clue what peace is. Peace, without which we would lose the very fabric of who we are. Peace that dances in the heart of everyone- that's the peace I'm talking about. Even in the middle of the war, a person can experience peace.
Doesn't this fascinate you that at your very core, you've the capacity to feel joy and the capacity to feel anger? When you feel joy, you don't mind. Nobody goes to Church and Temple saying "God I've had enough joy, please take it away". Nobody commits suicide saying "I was way too happy, goodbye happy world!" You should be intrigued by this fact. Your ability to feel joy is unique. Understand that this is your nature and a part of you - Aversion to suffering and attraction to joy. Then, find in your life the joy that never ends. The joy that you carry with you wherever you go.
I see people and I see them looking, this is my perspective. People are sitting on roadside cafes and they are looking. And I wonder that they are looking for something. Searching. Not knowingly- unknowingly. A nature of a human being trying to find a comfort. Trying to find joy. Not even knowing that that's what they are looking for. Perhaps, much deeper; looking, searching for a peace, tranquility. A peace yet undefined. A peace that perhaps can play out even on a battle field. Looking for a freedom even in the middle of a prison and finding it. Looking for friendship not defined by friends, but one which feels real. Perhaps looking for reality, in a world which we think it is real. But something inside says "Not really". Looking for stability in a world that is so changing. Perhaps looking for a breath that just came and changed my life forever.
And if you are looking for peace, it is within us. If you are looking for joy, it's not far from us. If you're looking for that friend, it is always, always has been and always will be, within inside of us. If you are looking for the place that doesn't change, then that place is also inside of us.
And you know what? You know this!