Nothing on the outside can affect your peace. This is a statement that had a profound affect on my life and it could have that same affect with you. It is something that you need to experience for yourself though. I know that I did.
Personally, I read a very simple book that shared this sentiment with me. It stated that no matter what someone said to me, no matter what someone did, no matter what happened on the outside – it did not have to affect my peace. This was a big statement for me to hear since at the time I was experiencing the opposite. I thought that everything was happening to me. I felt that I had no control over my own experience. And worst of all, I had lost the hope that there was more in life.
I read the entire book in one night. As I read this book, something clicked in me. Some major perspective shifted and for the next two months I experienced this principle fully. All of the situations at work that used to stress me out disappeared. In each moment I was simply aware that they could not affect my peace. I was able to deal with any of the “problems” that occurred by simply doing whatever felt right to do or was necessary at the time. There were meetings that I was a part of in which people were upset and sometimes even yelling. I remember simply observing this behaviour and observing any reaction within myself. Some part of me knew that everything was okay and none of it disturbed my peace. I was blissed out!
This was a beautiful experience that I had, especially since it followed over 10 years of depression. Interestingly enough, this perspective did not last and I lost the experience. I re-read the book over and over but I couldn’t quite experience it again. And that was the beginning of my spiritual journey. At that point, I knew that it was possible to experience eternal peace. If it happened to me, I knew that it was possible for anyone, including you! Reading books never brought me back to this experience although they did help. What most of the spiritual books did teach me is that meditation is a tool to experience peace within.
The beautiful thing with meditation is that it is not about reading about other people’s experiences. It is not about trying to figure something out. It is simply about experiencing life fully right now, experiencing the peace and silence within. All of the peace, joy and happiness that you’ve ever been searching for are already within you. None of it is found on the outside. Meditation can be a simple, effortless way to experience the saying “nothing on the outside can affect my peace.”
After a profound spiritual experience in 2002, Agni committed his life to Enlightenment. During the years that followed, meditation became the main tool to experience the simplicity and ease of the present moment.
Agni is co-founder of Happy Monks. A company dedicated to helping people experience their full potential and enjoy a life of Peace, Joy and Well-Being. Agni teaches a simple, effortless and powerful meditation practice called Ascension that includes a series of techniques that can be used with the eyes closed (to clear the nervous system of stress and relax the body/mind) and with the eyes open (to be fully present and live life fully).
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