Peace and Happiness
By Owen Waters
Peace resides in the human heart. Inner peace creates outer peace in your relationships and in the effect that you have upon the global consciousness.
Peace is a choice. It respects your boundaries and it respects the boundaries of others. When you set your boundaries and stop others from intruding into your space, when you respect other people's boundaries and do not intrude into their personal space, then it is possible to move on to the next step, a state of mutual cooperation.
Mutual cooperation means that you support each other in ways that come from your heart. You help people because you love the spirit within them. Their outer personality is not the important focus here; it is their inner light, their inner spirit that you can always love, regardless of their outward actions. This, then, is the foundation for unconditional love.
The best model for unconditional love is right above you in the daytime sky. The Sun shines on everyone alike, without any judgment.
Love and support are the key requisites for lasting peace. The more people embrace peace in their own lives, the more they affect the global consciousness that we all share on this planet.
Happiness is the fruit of the tree of life. It is the needle in the compass that tells you that you are on track, that you are 'on purpose' in your journey through life. True happiness is inner joy, that deep and genuine joy which lasts forever. It comes from being in resonance with your inner purpose, with your inner self.
Your inner self is your soul, the part of you which lives forever, the part of you that is always there to help, guide and protect you. Within this inner soul burns the flame which connects you to the entire cosmos of Creation. It is your connection to Infinite Being, to the All That Is.
In this heart of your spiritual connection lies a wonderful essence. This is the essence of spirituality and joyful living. As your conscious connection with this essence grows, so does your level of happiness. A connected life is a purposeful and rewarding life. It is one where you spend your efforts exploring the exact situations that you came here on Earth to experience. With love and wisdom, you transform these situations into lasting success.
Through life, you experience the endless variety of Creation. Through life, you travel back to that source from which you came. Through life, you discover the inner flame which is the key to eternal joy and happiness.