You know how it is when you hear about some terrible disaster on the news and you kind of step back from it? You weren’t there, you don’t know these people. You hear it, you see it, but you can’t relate to it, because quite frankly it would be just too painful. Know what I’m talking about?
That ability to step back inside yourself like that is not only useful in emotional self defence. Now, I’ve got to be careful here because I don’t want you to think I’m saying you should live in that state all the time. That way you’d never get close to your loved ones or friends.
But try it now, as you read these words. Step back and notice who is doing the reading. Step back from your sense of you and you’ll discover that there is a presence who does the reading. It’s the same presence there’s always been. You have a self that looks out from “inside” that never ages. Don’t you feel the same inside now as you did ten or more years ago?
And you know what else? As you observe, (or perhaps more accurately, allow yourself to notice), that presence you’ll discover some amazing things about it. It is always still. And it is always at peace. Right there. In the centre of you. Can you find it? As you try to answer that question, you might notice who or what it is that seems to search for the answer.
You got it! You found Inner Peace!