The outer world floods our brain and senses with a continual stream of data input.
Messages from all around us flow into our brain, which then processes it. Non-stop competition in the outer world grabs our attention.
What should we do to find peace? What happens when the input we receive daily is predominantly information filled with things that upset us, trouble us, or put us into states of fear? The good news is that we have a choice about where to direct our focus. We can decide whether to focus on what is negative or on what is positive.
We have free will to determine what input we want to have flooding our being. We could fill ourselves with the peace already within us.
We have a place of calm inside us all the time. It is free from the problems and conflicts of the outer world. It is like a sea of tranquillity that lies in the stillness within. We can dip into those healing waters anytime we want, through meditation.
Meditation allows us time each day to turn our attention away from the problems of the outer world to swim for a while in a sea of peace. We then experience moments of bliss, joy and happiness.
While we can balance our lives while being aware of what is happening in the world outside, and even do our best to help make it a better place, we can also tap into the peace within us through meditation. When we find inner tranquillity, we can be a source of calm that radiates to others, promoting peace.
DISCLAIMER : Views expressed above are the author's own.