Masterpiece Life

How To Master Peace…

Antonia Hagens

Antonia Hagens

How do you Master Peace? Isn’t it what we are all
looking for in our lives? If you could truly have
inner peace no matter what the circumstances around
you what would your life look like?

Let’s start off with what is peace? We all seem to be
searching for it, we all want it but what truly is
peace? Peace is a state of being and a journey.
Peace starts with you and with me. It’s not something
that happens “out there” in the world. It is a force
that lives inside of you. It’s inside all of us. Everyone!
Even in those that we enjoy disliking. It’s in all of us
because we are all the same; we all come
from the same place. The differences that we chose
to experience that we call “Christian”, “Jewish”, “Islam”,
“Buddhism”, “Woman”, “Man”, “Child”, “Parent”, “Alone”
etc, etc. are simply colourful expressions
of who we are. They are just a game that we have chosen
to experience in this life. They do not define who you are.
They just add colour to this current experience.

Peace is a state of being and is present in all of us.
Who you are is peace. Who you are is love. Who you are
is joy. We sometimes get glimpses of this. We have all at
some time in our lives experienced a moment of peace,
a moment of pure connection to all that we are. They are
there to remind you of who you really are.

How do you get to peace? This is the part of peace that
I call the journey. We spend so much of our lives looking
for peace outside. At an early age we are taught to do well
in things that are outside of ourselves and that rely on
other people’s approval. If we do them well we are rewarded
by praise and we are reinforced in being able to “feel good”
about ourselves. This “feeling good” is what we begin to associate
as peace. And we like it. As a matter of fact we quickly become
addicted to it because this “feeling good” this “peace” is an
echo of who we truly are. We want more of it – it’s only
natural.

The challenge then becomes to find it inside instead of
trying to find it outside or to expect others to provide it
for ourselves. This is the journey of peace. The inner journey
that starts with the first step – awareness.