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Mankind’s search for peace has been evident throughout all of time. Most conflicts manifest from a striving to find peace. Yet, the absence of peace has seemingly become the focus, instead of peace itself.
How did we lose our awareness of peace?
I used to believe that in order to find peace I had to create a peaceful environment. I thought peace was only in the world around me. So, I attempted to manipulate my surroundings. This worked, to a degree, until an inevitable noise or distraction came along.
While I was in a quiet environment, however, it did help me to realise that the noisiest thing around was my own thinking mind! The ceaseless mental chatter left no ‘space’ for the existence of peace to be apparent.
Beyond all of the thousands of interwoven programs, perceptions, conditions, opinions, judgements, emotions, facts, and ideas, is peace. Peace is closer than our breath. We don’t have to believe in peace for peace to exist. Peace is the continuous ‘humm’ of existence itself.
So, how do we find peace?
To find peace involves the awareness of its very existence. Ultimately, peace is an inward experience. It is not a ‘thing’. We cannot find peace, or even see it in the world, if there is no awareness or experience of it within.
What we need, in order to experience inward peace, is a way to point the awareness inward. The necessity for such a tool is required because the hustle and bustle of the busy world has trained us to be distracted by all the moving phenomena. This distraction moves us away from the experience of inner peace.
Any meditation practice that helps point the awareness inward is beneficial for attaining inner peace.
The Ishayas Ascension Meditation comes from an ancient tradition, and teaches anyone, who wants to find peace, how to rise above the chatter of the thinking mind.
I learnt the simple techniques of Ascension, based on Praise, Gratitude, Love and Compassion, and experienced immediate peace. I immersed myself in the practice of Ascension. I discovered that the more I used the techniques to go inward, the more my attention was naturally drawn to the quiet, still space beyond the chatter of the mind.
Our inner peaceful experience becomes the foundation from which life is lived. The positive effects of resting the awareness inwards filtrates into all aspects of our lives, naturally creating more harmony, love and joy.
As a Teacher of Ascension Meditation, with The Bright Path, I am happy to share the ways of re-discovering inner peace with any soul who has the desire to learn. These Meditation Courses are available world-wide. Check out the website for details.