I once heard Adyashanti say that all we are seeking is peace. At the time I completely disagreed – I thought that there was more to it than that. I now understand what he meant. If you look at the emotional vibrational frequency chart peace has a higher frequency than love or joy. According to the frequencies, it is the emotional state that you feel before you reach enlightenment.
To be at peace implies…
- That you already know you are loved – that you are love – and can therefore live without fear.
- That you have stopped searching for meaning and can settle into the truth of who you are.
- That you have put down the turmoil within.
- That you have released resistance.
- That you are living on the verge of god realization, awakening, and/or becoming enlightened.
Stop and really think about what peace would mean. Peace is defined as freedom from disturbance; peace is quiet and tranquility. Can you imagine what it would feel like to live in that state? Can you imagine what it would look like if many people were living in a state in which they were not reactive to things? That is the state to which we all need to keep moving in order to heal ourselves and the world.
How is that done? How can we possible live with such tranquility in a world that is full of so much violence, sorrow, corruption, hate, greed, death, darkness…. ? How can we put down our reactions and judgments of the people and things that are causing harm? Wouldn’t we have to bury our heads in the sand to live at peace? Isn’t our responsibility to do something to fix the world?
To find peace we have to change the way we look at the world. Everything that we view through our physical eyes is filtered through the perception of ego. We take all of the information in and judge it. We determine what is good or bad, light or dark, right or wrong. That is the nature of the ego – it must judge to categorize, label, and understand the world. Every time you judge you are creating a small ripple of turmoil and resistance. Every time you judge you are disturbing the depths of peace within you.
We must learn to look at things the way that the divine would view them. We must see everything the way that source created it to be. In order to do that, we must look at the world through the eyes of our soul. I think of my heart as the brain of my soul. The heart has the ability to think, remember, feel, sense, and communicate. Therefore, it must have the ability to see.
When we observe the world in a way that creates tension within we are contributing to that which we are judging. However, we can be part of the solution by choosing to change our perspective. When we drop into our heart space and observe the world with compassion and understanding we feel more at peace than when we judge everything harshly with our opinions.
We cannot fight against violence to cultivate peace.
We cannot hate the hateful enough to find love.
Try for just a few minutes, or a day, or a lifetime to observe and interact with the world through your heart. Cultivate a peaceful space within you and encourage that state to grow by releasing attachment and looking for relief from any resistance that arises within. Remember that we are all one – judging others will affect their inner peace as well as your own. What will you lose by changing your perspective? What will you gain?