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In the midst of all the Merry and Happy, the glad tidings and good cheer and the anxiety and loneliness, too, that the season can bring, I wish you peace.

Peace beyond words, beyond measure and without limits.

Love to you and yours, and I’ll meet you back here to wrap up the year soon.

 

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  1. Do you think finding peace within yourself is difficult? If you are like me, who often thinks about how to find inner peace, then today’s short post might interest you.
    Many people think that finding peace within us often takes a long time.
    With most of us leading busy lives, it’s hardly possible to find time for our familyand dear ones, let alone the time find inner peace.
    However, both are myths and not true. You can search for peace within yourself easily and in no time, though you need to work for it and want it too.
    Let me try to explain about how you can find peace within yourself from this short story that I had recently read.
    “When you find peace within yourself, you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others.” ~ Peace Pilgrim
    A Story About Finding Peace Within
    Buddha was once travelling from one town to the other with some of his followers. While travelling, they happened to pass a lake.
    They stopped a while and Buddha told one of his followers, “I am feeling thirsty. Please fetch me some water from that lake.”
    The follower went up to the lake. He noticed that some people were washing their clothes in the water. And at that moment a bullock cart started crossing the shallow lake, thus turning the water very muddy.
    The follower thought, “How can I give this dirty water to Buddha to drink!” So, he returned to Buddha and said, “The lake water is very muddy, and not suitable to drink.”
    After sometime, Buddha again asked the same follower to go back to the lake and bring him some water to drink. The follower went back, and this time he found that the water was crystal clear.
    The mud had settled down and the water looked clean and good enough to drink. So, he collected some water and brought it to Buddha.
    Buddhalooked at the water, and then at the follower and said, “Look what you did to make the water clean. You let the water be…and the mud settled down on its own, and you got clean and clear water.”
    He further told his follower, “Your mind is also like the water. When it is disturbed, just let it be. Give it a little time and it will settle down on its own. You don’t have to do anything, nor put in any efforts to calm it down. It is effortless and it will happen on its own.”
    “First keep the peace within yourself, then you can also bring peace to others.” ~ Thomas Kempis

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