Posted by Doug
We are love and in love and in order for love to flourish, we must first have inner peace. To search for inner peace does not mean to have an unrealistic exclusion of all outside reality, nor an ineffective negative closing of the senses upon the world, but to search within the embrace and openness of love which in turn creates inner peace. For it is only within the embrace and openness of love with other human beings, the full bloom of inner peace can unfold.\n\nWhat can be found with this simple approach is a continuous improvement in psychological health, plus another benefit. The benefit of experiencing an inner presence which transcends any hypocrisy, petty sensuality, skepticism or material obsessions that may have previously blocked any conscious union or understanding of something greater than our own individual needs or desires.\n\nNone of this happens all at once. First, one must surrender to the possibility of an inner transformation. Not a radical transformation but a subtle transformation that allows the sensitivities of an individual to seek clarity with as much intellectual freedom as possible, which in turn allows one to see the world with less distortion and more truth. This perspective can liberate an individual from involvement in a world that may have only previously appeared pointless or confusing. It allows one to join in thought with many others by seeing and feeling an integrated and comprehensive inner peace filled with the illumination and harmony of cooperative love.