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To meditate is simply to take time to be aware.

When we pause in mindfulness, we open up awareness to new insights about ourselves and life.

Our awareness expands beyond our own thoughts, beliefs and feelings, and taps into a deeper consciousness.

There is a softening as we acknowledge our frailties and imperfections … and that of mankind.

I believe that this mindful awareness opens the gateway to peace in the world.

In taking time to pause and find peace within, we become an instrument to bring about healing transformation in human relations.

Namaste

34 comments on “* From Awareness to World Peace

  1. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Always hoping for peace …. looking for ways to get there!

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  2. This is so beautiful Val! Thank you.

    In loving peace with you.

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  3. My meditation practice is growing stronger, love how this reminds me of how much it can accomplish when I just become aware and change myself!

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  4. Yes Val, from awareness springs self-knowledge, from self-knowledge springs compassion, from compassion springs peace. H ❤

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    • Yes H. The essential steps on the journey. I have hope for future generations. The young are open yet need balanced perspective to live well in today’s society still stuck on striving for more wealth and overcoming .
      Always wonderful to come back to “compassion springs peace”.
      xo

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  5. So very beautiful and true Val.

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  6. Wonderful thoughts Val.. I agree, we create our outer world from our inner reality.. when we find our own inner peace it is then reflected in the world.. May more be ever mindful of their thoughts..
    Its something I often pull myself up on.. WordPress was a prime example of being a teacher 😉

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  7. To awareness!

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  8. Wouldn’t it be wonderful and it makes such sense!

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    • Thank you jean! There are many people ao far removed from awareness of themselves, let alone a connection to their innermost being. The more people who take the first step of awareness, without judgement, the more hope there is. 💛

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  9. wonderfully adds
    a piece
    to peace 🙂

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  10. I fully agree in what ever you have said.
    “To meditate is simply to take time to be aware.”
    That should be the repetition to the mind.
    As if a Goldsmith hits the gold to make it into an ornament.
    Amen !!!
    Shiva

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  11. Carol Ferenc

    “. . . mindful awareness opens the gateway to peace in the world.” I couldn’t agree more, Val. Wonderful post!

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  12. It seems the harder I try to be aware in the moment, the harder it gets Val! 😉
    Diana xo

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    • When we try, our thinking is in charge. Our thoughts tell us we should be able to sit and meditate.
      When we are ready, our Being simply wants to let go and notice. Let it happen with an open curious heart.
      xo

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  13. Agreed! If we lived more consciously, surely we would treat the world around us and each other with more care?

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  14. It seems that I’ve been thinking and saying how great it would be to get back to yoga (and even better begin to understand meditation), and then these words you write seem to illuminate the way “In taking time to pause and find peace within, we become an instrument to bring about healing transformation in human relations.” ~ to get the best out of life. Cheers to a great week Val.

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  15. Beautiful! Namaste.

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  16. It is always great to find that peace within.

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