No Peace Within

One of the most surprising discoveries on the path of wisdom is the realization that our greatest struggle, obstacle to peace and contentment is found within not without.

When we are young we are convinced we could right the world if given the chance and the power but as we mature and grow in truth we realize we cannot oftentimes even right ourselves.

There was a time when I could pinpoint and point out every flaw in my enemy. However, the deeper I journey into the dark places of my shadow self, see my own shallowness, selfishness and sinfulness, the more grace and empathy color the lenses by which I see others.

Hatred, strife, discord, the making of others into our foes is distraction. We have no peace outside of ourselves because we have not found it within.


About is a place for sojourners walking this spiritual path called life. - Essentialist, contemplative, author, advocate, old soul

Posted on June 21, 2015, in Mindfulness and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Amen! Change from the inside, and the outside will follow.

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