What is Peace?



I'm here to hopefully make you think about the possibility of understanding and having peace in your life. I don't know who you are. But I know, in some ways, you're very much like me.
It is easy to toss around the word "Peace". But what is Peace? What is it? Is it a moment in which all you hear is the crickets? Wind chimes, no traffic, no airplanes going overhead. Is that peace? Well, you'll be surprised, but to some people that is peace. And that's sad. That silence from external noise/pollution has become so irritating. When we find absence of that, we say "Peace"!
Or is it an undeniable feeling not born of thought. And this is a big issue, isn't it? Think about it. Everything that we react to, is born of a thought. It doesn't take much for us to get upset. So is peace simply not being upset. For some people, it is. It's sad, but it's true.
Then what is peace? So let me tell you something, I can't tell you what it is. Does that mean I haven't felt peace? I have felt peace. And I can feel peace every day. And I feel it every day. But I can't tell you what it feels like. Like I can't tell you what the sugar feels like, in my mouth. I can't! I can only allude to it.
I have nothing to sell to you, but I appreciate that you came to listen to me. So I'm going to tell you something. There is something that can put you in touch with that real joy that is inside of you, and it is called Knowledge. The Knowhow to be able to get in touch with that beauty that is inside of you. You hear my words, guess what? They're not just words! When I said you should feel peace, I can make it happen. Am I being unhumble? No.



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