Daily Om ~ Cultivating Inner Clarity

When the world is in chaos, we can still have our own inner peace and maintain a sense of calm in sea of unrest.

People who maintain their sense of calm when things around them are in a state of flux and confusion are always wonderful to be around. We feel calmer just being near them, as if they have activated our own sense of inner peace. From them we learn that we can be calm, even when everything around us is in turmoil, because we know that no matter what happens, this inner sense of calm will help us to function well. Often, times of confusion are the times that enable us to find that part of ourselves that knows how to cope, and how to be a light to others in the storm.

If we allow ourselves to be thrown off balance by every piece of disturbing news that comes our way, we may be relying too much on our emotions. On the other hand, our thoughts may also be unreliable at times like these, as they chatter on endlessly about what might happen next. If our feelings and thoughts activate one another in a hectic way, then we become caught up in the confusion that surrounds us. However, if we can locate the stillness at the center of our hearts, we can find composure in almost any situation. In addition, we provide a safe place for our friends and family, who are also prone to taking on the confusion of a world in flux.

It helps to remember that we don’t need to completely understand what’s happening right now, nor do we need to be able to predict the future. Most of us just want to find our way to being at peace with whatever happens, and we can find this peace inside. Cultivating our inner clarity with meditation, journaling, and reading words that inspire us, will lead us to that place inside us that’s already there, just waiting.


3 thoughts on “Daily Om ~ Cultivating Inner Clarity

  1. I agree, you know especially over email, voicemail, the phone even notes, sometimes people push their stress out into it. It has an effect when you read it, since that gross energy is directed at you. But its not about you

    When you decide not to let people shake you, to move as slowly in your reactions as a turtle, people will stop. The stress disapates as they see you dont throw it back. And then they say thank you, you really helped me.

    • I love your analogy with the turtle…beautiful! Yes, reminded of being mindful here, slow and steady and living in each present moment!

  2. We realise that we can also disturb others, like a lover and its like a paranormal force. Maybe thats why we feared horror movies. Thank you for teaching us about the benefits of peace. Its a real vision to keep. Rather than responding to the negative emotions and judgemental.

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