Either we are at peace wherever we are — because this peace goes with us — or what we call our peace is a product of some pleasurable condition over which we have temporary command. In situations like the latter, though largely unconscious to us, we sense that our peace is conditional. We know that we must work to keep certain prevailing conditions in place in order to remain at peace. And this, of course, means that we will resist any movement that threatens our desired estate. Clearly such a tentative peace is not true peace at all, because it dwells side by side, in league with an unseen conflict that is a basic requirement of its very existence!
When we see only our own ideas about why we’re feeling stressed, and they’re telling us how we’re entitled to be miserable, misery makes up the circle of our lives. But any time we are inwardly awake enough, we can choose to step outside the circle of stress we’ve come to think of as being ourselves. We can consciously direct our attention where we wish, which, in turn, helps us to establish a whole new experience of life. We begin to see through the eyes of a new self within ourselves that never feels despair or defeat.
See the Truth about Anxiety When we are anxious, when there's a pressing desire, we don’t see the fact that the state has occupied us and is trying to reconcile itself through what it pushes us to acquire. If we could look at something we want, and at the same moment we feel that pressing anxiety, the push to acquire it, we
End the Race to Going Nowhere Fast There may be no greater self-deception than the false notion that rushing through anything actually helps us in any way whatsoever. After all, if anxious thoughts and feelings had any power to deliver us to a place or time where peace awaits, don't you think we'd have gotten there by now? Let there
The Pain of Rushing Around Think of how many dangerous car accidents wouldn’t happen at all if only motorists slowed down their cars even to a small degree. Then imagine just how many painful personal encounters with others we would be able to walk right by -- without a hint of a hurtful collision -- if only we could slow o