September 21st is the UN Peace Day. This year, a massive global effort is taking place all over the world where thousands of people from all walks of life are joining hearts and meditating to foster world peace through inner peace at the individual level.
Peace, one of the most important things in life, is very much lacking in this world. Most of us despair at the state of the world today thinking that there is nothing we can do to improve it.
BUT WE CAN!
We are part of this world, part of one family.
Like each drop together makes the immense ocean, every one of us is part of this human race and make it what it is. If majority of us have love and peace in our hearts, then the state of the world changes too.
At the simplest level, take the family for example: When I’m angry, my daughter becomes restless and cranky. When my husband is tensed about something in his office and comes home with that anxiety filling his heart, automatically all of us feel that tension and become stressed too.
Everything that is in our hearts touches and influences the hearts we are connected to.
It all starts with the small drop of the ocean, our individual hearts. Amidst all the tensions, conflicts and stresses in our lives, if we’re able to be peaceful and full of love, then it influences the people closest to us – our family and friends.
Our family life becomes peaceful and full of love.
Their hearts are touched and they in turn touch other hearts in the neighborhood and work place. It’s like like a ripple in a pond. It starts in one tiny heart and spreads all over.
How does meditation help in establishing peace?
Following is a beautiful excerpt from Shri Kamlesh D Patel, the spiritual guide of Heartfulness meditation taught to everyone around the world free of charge:
Often people ask out of curiosity, “Why do you meditate?”
I may answer, “To regulate the mind.”
“Why do you need to regulate the mind?”
“To attain a state of peace.”
“But what will you do with a regulated mind, with the stillness and calmness that exists within you when you meditate?”
This is a wise and stimulating line of inquiry.
What can we do with that meditative experience that helps us to rise above fickle tempers and ascend the pedestal of a steady and unruffled peace?
A lot is possible.
When peace prevails within us, and our hearts are serene and content, can we fight with one another? When we are in a calm state and we interact with family and community members, co-workers and strangers, are we not more considerate of their worries, their troubles and also kinder in our response?
– Shri Kamlesh Patel, De.mys.ti.fy.ing Meditation
So this year, join hands … No, join the thousands of hearts around the world. Meditate together with us and help in taking the first step towards a world of peace and love.
HOW TO BE A PART OF THIS INITIATIVE?
Join the free Live Heartfulness Webcast on 21st September 2016 and sit for meditation as per the guidance provided.
Don’t worry, in case you miss it…
I’ll be posting any recordings of the webcast or summarize the points discussed in this blog.
Between 21st to 30th September, you can also sit for meditation following the below process at your home for 30 minutes at any time of your convenience and then contact your nearest HeartSpot to learn more…
GUIDED RELAXATION AND MEDITATION VIDEO:
This Youtube video will guide you through the whole process of relaxation and meditation.
Just put on your headphones, relax, meditate and enjoy the state of peace in your heart 🙂
**Photos from heartfulness.org and pixabay.com contributed by geralt in CC0 domain.