Why do we need inner peace? We are just okay with the way we are, some hiccups in business, few problems with the boss, a bit tighter finance, well who doesn’t have it and everybody is running along with those troubles so why shouldn’t I ? These questions come as answers to that big question at the top. Well, questions followed by further questions without answers could clearly obscure the way of reaching distinct and plausible solutions. The answer to the first big question can be the “magnum opus” of everyone’s life.
Inner peace is not something that comes after meditation or in Himalayas. Inner peace as the name suggests is always inside, within us but many things hide it well below the garbage. The garbage that we think is prominent, of course it glitters but it’s just waste with too much light on it. To focus on inner peace all of this garbage has to be removed slowly with deep reasons and made sure that they are disposed in an unbreakable prison. We definitely don’t want them messing around again after we achieve our inner peace. The panda needed to know who he was to get inner peace, which he did and the answer was simple, “He was a Panda”. We all comfortably live inside a mask and want ourselves and others to strongly believe that is who we are while in reality we are a completely different individual altogether. We are some simple social animals looking for a solace, most of us, but we fool ourselves with complexities. This leads us to forget the most rudimentary thing in life, who are we? Are we trespassers? Money hunting monkeys? Love searching birds? Are we this? Are we that? Woof! Let’s put a stop to this. We are not who we think we could be, we are what we miss out in the list, we are a part of this evolution cycle, and we could feel five different things and react in million different ways. We are human beings, Homo sapiens, mammals, evolved gorillas or evolving animals. We set ourselves the noblest of rules through religion. There is no logic, no rationalization involved when it comes to religion, we must have surely thought of this but the search was abandoned as we reached a roadblock, well most of us, as the few who were through call themselves names.
The reason is this, religion signifies something we will never be able to rationalize . To accept the fact that there is a world without rationality is indigestible for all of us as we survive everyday with the logic of science. Every phenomenon need not have an epiphenomenon to it. When there is no mountain in front of you, you don’t see it but you can have an atom and even quadrillions of it before you, still you won’t be able to see it. But this will never deny the fact that there are atoms in everything around us and us.
Inner peace is well settled in the cushion of sub-conscious and it comes out only when it is suffocated with meaningless problems-garbage; inner peace is a being, not completely fictitious though. It is real and living inside every being in the world, but only time and enough problems can make you feel her urge to come alive and fondle you in her tender arms.