Inner peace - a luxury or a necessity ?

Inner peace is believed to be a great deal, maybe because it’s considered distant or misunderstood. It’s easy to give up on things which are alien to you. Its a crucial match with life till we are able to actually live! We struggle so much towards earning our living, that we forget what is it really for?

When Dalai Lama was asked, what suprised him most about humanity? He answered,"Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. He is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present. The result being that he doesn’t live in present or the future. He lives as if he is never going to die, then dies having never really lived."

In reality too health is never appreciated by a healthy person. I, myself have faced ill health and every time I thought from now on I will take care of myself. Yet it is ignored, reason being anything. But my question is what is real health, that of body or mind or soul. What is it that troubles us the most when there’s an imbalance ?

Mind & body if affected, gives us pain but if carefully noticed-we act according to our soul. We react according to our emotions and try to live by heart in order to find happiness. When something hampers our feelings, we feel angry, hatred or upset towards it. Be it studies, job, relations or life itself. We try to find an escape from it; it controls our life.

Some of us get addicted to drugs or alcohol or smoking or travel. Thats how fear arises. Everything is interwoven. What's lacking is our understanding. 

Lisa Ray, actress who survived cancer, points out that true strength comes from inside. What made her overcome the disease was inner peace. “So, inner peace is no longer a luxury - it’s a necessity to live in the world”, she quotes. Her beauty glows at a different place, it could be actually seen in her eyes. 

Beauty is not in the face, but beauty is a light in the heart” – Kahlil Gibran

I personally have seen my most loved friend through cancer which was extreme painful for her and her loved ones. But what made her beautiful was her courage. She stood as quintessence of life. Victory over it shall be celebrated! When everything is within, then what's left is to discover it. A successful person is known to the world only when he has discovered what’s within. So what’s needed is not to find an adventure outside but on going towards the adventure inside. 

“Inner peace is more important than all the riches of the world”- Heartfulness institute

Anshita