I received this alert, and it’s the kind of warning
that–in this Advent season–I am delighted to pass on.
Symptoms of Inner Peace
Be on the lookout for symptoms of inner peace. The hearts of a great many have already been exposed to inner peace and it is possible that people everywhere could come down with it in epidemic proportions. This could pose a serious threat to what has, up to now, been a fairly stable condition of conflict in the world. Some signs to look for:
- A tendency to think and act spontaneously rather than on fears based on past experiences.
- An unmistakable ability to enjoy each moment.
- A loss of interest in judging other people.
- A loss of interest in interpreting the actions of others.
- A loss of interest in conflict or drama.
- A loss of the ability to worry. (This is a very serious symptom.)
- Frequent, overwhelming episodes of appreciation.
- Contented feelings of connectedness with others and nature.
- Frequent attacks of smiling.
- An increasing tendency to let things happen rather than make them happen.
- An increased susceptibility to the love offered by others as well as the uncontrollable urge to extend it.
Pam Anderson says
Ha! Here’s one virus I’m hoping to catch this season. No inner peace vaccination for me.
Barbara Miley says
David, I really enjoy your posts, and think you’re doing a great job of expressing and including, which is what we’re all about, I believe. We are told to “go and tell.” And we do that, and exchange our experiences and circumstances in the context of our own lives. Your guidance comes from your own experiences and circumstances, plus your own faith that we share to whatever degree we can share it. I think it’s a great program for teaching and experiencing from all our parts and selves. You’re going great! Keep it up! Merry Christmas Season, and a Happy and Prosperous New Year for us all! We live because Christ lived before us….Amen.! :))
David Anderson says
Thank you, Barbara, for those encouraging words. Every blessing of this season to you–
Ginny Lovas says
Inner Peace – how wonderful this is – a real gift, and one that I find is happening to me as I grow older! Ginny
Gloria Hayes says
Inner peace will really comes in handy dealing with grandchildren. Little children sense inner peace in adults. It makes them feel safe. You’ll see David and Pam. Such wonderful experiences are waiting for you. Gloria Hayes
Lesley Alpert says
When i saw how this story started – beware of the symptoms of inner peace, i thought it was going to be a warning that inner peace may lead to complacency. Inner peace so far as i have experienced my level of it thus far, is a gift, even if you have had to work and sacrifice for it – but i think it is the door opening to service to wider humanity and promoting the growth of unity among men.