This may sound blasphemous to someone interested in spirituality, but I’m not motivated by inner peace.
Peace is nice and all. I mean, certainly I don’t wish for war!
But as a mental state?
Peace sounds awfully boring.
I think it’s the word. This is a case where language gets in the way.
I have often observed people in a spiritual workshop or actively engaged with figuring out their own mindstate who are able to let go of the giddyap of wild horses bucking rampages inside their minds, and frequently what they report in the moment is exactly this: Peace.
It’s a word commonly used.
I understand what they’re saying.
It’s a beautiful thing to witness.
I think I know what they mean when they say it. I can appreciate and admire and be grateful for the realization they’re having.
I’m just not digging it.
Peace does not get me to change.
Peace is not motivating to me.
Peace just comes across sounding bland and neutral and banal.
I know this is just my own take on things and this post is revealing perhaps way too much about me! 😀 But I want some ENERGY with my spiritual insight, I want it to be exciting!
If my first spiritual experience had been one solely of “peace” then I never would’ve logged on.
Ironically of course, when I inquire into what’s going on with this and why I resist the word “peace” so much, I am quick to discover that, Oh yeah, that’s what’s here now. This thing I’m experiencing in this immediate moment? Yeah. That’s peace.
So I should not object too loudly — particularly not when I apparently have this peace of which I so disdain!!
To be clear, I’m not knocking it. I can recognize that some people experience such a cacophony of crazy in their heads that the promise of peace could be very alluring indeed!
I’m just saying, that’s not how I’m wired.
When I stop and settle into the NOW I do feel peace, but I also feel a raging river of incredulocity, a freakin tidal wave of immense WOWness!
Maybe those who get “peace” are just on the first stop of the train.
Or maybe **I** am only on that first stop!
Whichever it is, it’s a wondrous ride and a fantabulous journey indeed.