I know this world is Peace

I know this world is peace,
Like a grove of bamboo in the spring time,
The wind gently whistling through its reeds.

Beyond the apparent struggle, strife, and negativity of this world, is Heaven. And, the reason for that is because we are, ultimately, Heaven.

It is easy to get bleak, down, and angry about what’s going on around us – the fact that we have become placated wage slaves, the fact that the higher ups can and will peer in on us without our knowledge, the fact that our sons and daughters are being slaughtered over in the Fertile Crescent in order to serve wicked, capital interests. It’s heavy stuff.

But it occurred to me that all the negative feelings I had about those things are mine. They are not because of what’s happening, but because of how I chose to react.

From this realization blossomed another: no matter what is happening “out there,” there is always Heaven “in here,” a boundless peace that lives in the core of my being that, when activated, shines brilliantly in all directions, illuminating all it touches. Heaven is a condition of the within, not the without.

But most of us have forgotten this. The world has become a rotten fruit because somewhere along the way we forgot the sacred knowledge of our Heavenly origins. So, it is our job now to remember that the power of God lives within us, that the providence to create beauty is ours. We must forgive the world for becoming all tangled up in knots of negativity, and choose even amongst the shit to see the beauty. Thereby we – you and I – will remake it.

So when you’re spouse is arguing with you, or even when you lose your job because some greedy f*cker gambled your salary away, or when you find out that the higher ups are trying and erode your civil liberties to serve their control agendas, remember that this world is fundamentally Heaven, because you are. Remember that at the core of your being this world is like a grove of bamboo in the spring time, the wind gently whistling through its reeds.

Does this mean we don’t act? Of course not! We do and we should! But, we do so remembering who we are, where we come from, and what is possible.

You are the Light of the world. Bring it forth.

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About NickAndrea19

My goal has always been and continues to be the liberation of minds, my own and what influence I may have on others, to perceive the extraordinary beauty all around us. To this end, I write, play music, and design websites. Don't hesitate to contact me for more information about any of these activities. :)
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6 Responses to I know this world is Peace

  1. Lori DiNardi says:

    It’s important for those who hate capitalism, to take a step back and look at themselves like you have done here. So many who hate it are violent. If you think corporates are evil, just wait until you see how evil capitalism-haters can be. I can see it building, and it scares me, because I am, and have been, a target of such haters. But, I choose peace.

    • NickAndrea19 says:

      Yes I agree. The process remains the same, whether you are a greedy corporate-capitalist or a violent capitalist-hater. The issue is process, not form. Divisiveness is the enemy – whether you’re exploiting laborers, or fighting those who do. The consciousness of wholeness sees that you are the other, and the other is you. I am the greedy CEO, and the greedy CEO is me.

      What the haters don’t realize is that they created capitalism through their negligence, ignorance, or even through their hatred (empowering what they resist).

      This world will turn around when a critical mass of us starts to operate from the place inside where everything is peace, where everything is complete, where everything is okay, always. Last night I went to an excellent talk on yoga and everyday life. The presenter was saying that at times you have to be direct, maybe even confrontational as the situation calls for. But, you know all the while that it’s an act. You put on this mask for the situation, not because you’re angry.

      Thanks for the comment. πŸ™‚

      • Lori DiNardi says:

        Confrontational I agree with, but sometimes people think confrontation means violence. At risk of sounding stereotypical, I am Italian and was raised with confrontation. We do it on a daily basis, and we walk away at peace with each other. It’s just how we interact and there are no hard feelings. So, yes, I agree, and confrontation doesn’t have to end in hard feelings. Perhaps it can even lead to a solution.

      • NickAndrea19 says:

        Oh yeah, I never think of confrontation as instigating violence. I think of it more as responding to someone else’s energy level. My grandmother, for example, would not listen to you if you weren’t being confrontational. So, it wasn’t for you, but, in essence, for her. πŸ™‚

  2. Lori DiNardi says:

    Oh Nick, I just thought of you when I read a quote on another blog I follow. I thought I’d share it here, since it is similar to what we’ve discussed about your post.
    “When we are securely rooted in personal intimacy with the source of life, it will be possible to remain flexible without being relativistic, convinced without being rigid, willing to confront without being offensive, gentle and forgiving without being soft …” ~ Henri Nouwen

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