Inner peace—also understood as serenity, calmness, or stillness and sometimes called equanimity—describes feeling deeply calm. It is the ability to be present in each moment and see one’s own path clearly from a core of stability. Many step onto the road of spirituality in a search to reach this state of being, a state that will keep us balanced, like a gyroscope, no matter how much our inner or outer world is spinning around us. The religious, mystic, and psychological traditions all recognize that we desire a calm inner state and have developed their practices to provide many avenues to reach it.
In this clip Gangaji points to the silent refuge, the space within each of us, that is present regardless of our circumstances. Whether a literal storm is raging around us, or a global disaster, our human tendency is to miss what is untouched by what might get better or worse.
Eliminating Stress, Finding Inner Peace is an important step on the healing journey. Stress kills—there’s no doubt. It eats away at you, affecting your level of happiness, as well as your stomach lining. It raises your blood pressure and directly harms your cardiovascular system.
In this special Open Gate Sangha broadcast, Adyashanti and Mukti introduce our new Peace Room Project and its intentions. Together, they explore their shared commitment to bring forth teachings on the lived experience of being an embodiment of peace in the world.