Peace is not something outside of yourself that you earn and then add on. It is inside you, and it becomes available when you let go of trying to make yourself a peaceful person. It's what remains after you let go of your belief that peace is available in the future when you accomplish certain goals. Your false identify deeply yearns for peace and does not know that true serenity arises from within. It searches for peace by accumulating extra stuff and completing to-do lists. These efforts are ineffective when in fact peace arises naturally when you RELEASE YOUR EFFORTS to earn peace. Your innermost self is already peaceful. Nothing is missing; nothing needs to be added on. Therefore, the way to peace is emptying out, subtracting what is not needed. Spiritual practices (meditation, prayer, chanting, journaling, devotional singing, ceremonial dancing...) strip away what is unnecessary, uncovering your peaceful core and connects you to that quiet state deep within.
-- My Peaceful Core, Yoga Mind
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Respecting my Inner Child.