With so much going on in the world, how we choose to perceive things seems to be more important than ever. While putting on rose-colored glasses isn’t something that I would suggest, choosing to change our perception of the challenges we face gives us the opportunity not only to shift how we show up in the world, but also allows us the opportunity to view the outer world and our inner world with more compassionate and grace. This discussion often has me thinking about this quote from the Dalai Lama:
We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.
If we’re having a difficult time liking ourselves, how can we like those around us? If we allow ourselves to fall into judgement or criticize those that are different, how can we love the uniqueness that we alone bring to the world?
The journey of developing and maintaining inner peace traverses a road with no end, yet the journey itself offers new vistas, plateaus and valleys of who we really are. Thus granting us a deeper awareness and understanding that we truly are one, regardless of our outer world and differences.
Wishing you much peace, grace and love.