Inner Peace Awards

I dedicate these Inner Peace Awards to the Police Officers who I believe are the greatest Peacekeepers and Peacemakers not only at the Local, and National but also International level. Sometimes their efforts and strive to bring about Peace for us comes at a cost of loss of their own Inner Peace. I salute them for their sacrifices towards making this world a better, peaceful place for us to live.

“Law Enforcement Officers are never ‘off duty’, they are dedicated public servants who are sworn to protect public safety at any time and place that the Peace is threatened. They need all the help that they can get.” (Barbara Boxer)

I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to two people who have nominated me for the prestigious Inner Peace Awards. Without a doubt they are both ambassadors of Peace since they inspire us with their beautiful blogs.

ipaMany thanks to Alix & Roxane from “Tails from Paris” http://tailsfromparis.com/ for nominating my blog for this prestigious Blog Award.

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My heartfelt thanks to my dearest blogger friend Ellie at  Ellie www.newcreationsministries.wordpress.com/  for nominating my blog for this prestigious award. 

The only ‘rule’ for the Inner Peace Award is that you please share some kind words with that person and write a short piece on why you are accepting the Inner Peace Award.

I believe that it is important for our souls to have Inner Peace. We all must promote it further and spread it all around us.  I also strongly believe that without Peace within, there cannot be Peace without. We cannot start a movement for Peace since we are all in a learning process. On an individual basis, I think we can all make a little difference to this world by writing about peace and promoting it through our blogs.

“We don’t realize that, somewhere within us all, there does exist a supreme self who is eternally at Peace.” (Elizabeth Gilbert. Eat, Pray, Love)

We all have our moments of Inner Peace. We may not have words for these experiences, so we may not recognize them for what they are. Most of us have had deeply meaningful, incredible experiences, experiences that have transformed our lives in momentous ways. We are all spiritualists, although we may use different terms for what hold’s life’s mysteries and deepest connotations for each of us.

At times we sense the presence of goodness and Inner Peace in a direct way. Time and again that presence exhibits itself in an indirect way-as an unlocking of the heart, a spurt of happiness, an expansion of affection, or feelings of profound benevolence. We may also intensely feel goodness in grief, during phases of loss as well as times of pleasure.

The majority of us have confidence in that we are all right as we are and we need not do anything for the attainment of Inner Peace. We just need a little more prosperity, a little more love, a little more relaxing time, than we will be just fine. But the wise believe that this is afar from the truth. We all need significant transformation, and we need to emerge into a whole new level of being in our quest for Inner Peace. Lest we acknowledge the deep, transformational nature of the effort we ought to do, we are destined to waste all our strives.

The wise avow that our sense of individualism is an illusion and a great hinderance in our attainment of Inner Peace. Self-transformation is to eliminate all illusions, together with the final illusion, Self, to experience Inner Peace.

“The greatest degree of Inner Tranquility comes from the development of love and compassion. The more we care for the happiness of others, the greater is our own sense of well-being”. Dalai Lama.

If you could get rid

Of yourself just once,

The secret of secrets

Would open to you.

The face of the unknown,

Hidden beyond the universe

Would appear on the

mirror of your perception.

(Rumi)

This is where the inner peace unfolds, the peace known as the serenity of the heart. All of a sudden it becomes agonizingly obvious to me that there is in reality simply one and only way to Inner Peace –total renunciation of oneself. It is a difficult task since we will have to shun selfishness. But the reward of it is honorable and greater–Inner Peace. Thinking beyond oneself can give us Inner peace and will bring Peace to the world we live in, since most of the problems in the world are related to selfishness and our non caring attitude for the other humans.

“No one can find Inner Peace except by working, not in a self-centered way, but for the whole human family”. Peace Pilgrim.

All of you have beautiful souls where resides the precious Inner Peace. It is clear in your inspiring words and lovely thoughts that you share on your blogs.

Thank you, for being your beautiful selves my friends.

My blogger friends, I give all of you the Inner Peace Awards. I would like to  thank each one of you for your lovely comments, the follows, your kind words and the beautiful and inspirational thoughts that you share with us all.

Please feel free to accept these Awards and add them on your blog. There is just one rule. When you pass the awards on, please share some kind words with that person, and write a piece on why you are accepting these awards.

Congratulations and Cheers!!! to all my blogger friends and May you all be blessed with Inner Peace. 

 © Samina Iqbal. 2013

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About Samina Iqbal

I am a free lance writer who loves to write on social issues in particular. I am a house wife and my husband Dr. Shams Iqbal offers all the support and encouragement so that I can pursue my passion for authorship and other cause which is dear to me. My lifelong mission in life is to offer my support for the police officers who need to be supported and protected by general public like us. My inspiration to do this comes from my personal experiences of some of the greatest police officers whom I have witnessed do great deeds for the good of humanity. I am so inspired and fascinated to support this law enforcement group. On the other hand I like music, movies specially classics, I am a fashion geek, English and American literature are my passions.
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56 Responses to Inner Peace Awards

  1. That was our pleasure ;-)
    Alix & Roxane

  2. Congrats Samina well deserved =)

  3. Beautiful post, Samina. Congratulations on the award, you deserve it!

  4. Beautifully said my dear friend. You have a way of touching hearts with your gracious words. Blessings,

  5. Kathryn says:

    You are, of course, deeply deserving of this recognition, dear Samina. Your dedication to supporting and recognizing the work of the police who are essential to building and keeping peace in many places every day is itself a great work of peace. Thank you for all that you do.
    Yours,
    Kathryn

  6. Congratulations Samina for receiving an Award that can be used to encourage others, as you did with the Police officers.

    As for True Peace there is only one that lasts and that’s God’s which is found in Jesus Christ, all the rest fad into fear because no matter how much people gaze at themselves and try to pump up their flesh to do what they think will save them and to be sure it is still all about them without Jesus and so it will end in failure.

    Yes we are to choose to reach out to others in Love but the flesh will take over if we are not empowered to to so, without Faith in the Godhead or Trinity as Thy are called today, people are empty and will stay empty. But God is patient giving them time, He knows those who are His and not one of us will be lost but those who choose to follow others instead of Jesus will be lost eternally , it is their choice, God’s does not want anyone to perish.

    Christian Love – Anne

    • Thanks so much my dear friend for your lovely comment as usual. I do agree 100% that the only true peace that is possible and the one that lasts is that of God. I believe holding God’s true love in the heart and steadfastly believing in the spirit will bring peace to this world. I am grateful for such lovely words of wisdom my friend. Thanks once again for the wonderful input Anne. Take care and God bless.

  7. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    SALUTE!!!!

  8. Sharmishtha says:

    They not only earn this award they are the true bearers of the flag of peace too, when they care! God bless every duty abiding cop!

  9. Congratulations!! Well deserved! <3

    Diana
    http://www.ManhattanImageandStyle.com
    New Outfit Idea Post: Soft Torn Tones

  10. reocochran says:

    This was a wonderful almost celebratory post! I love the way you used Peace in various ways! Definitely our servicemen and police officers are protecting us, giving us, as much as they can, helping us to have Peace in our cities, towns and lives. Thank you, Samina!
    I came over to your post to read, enjoy and pass on that there was a local officer on the Marion, Ohio police force given “Officer of the Year” award, the Columbus news was telling us this morning. I thought of how you feature men and women, dogs too, and what a great service you do!
    Congratulations on this award, You earned it and More! Hugs, Robin

    • WOW! Robin thanks for such lovely words of appreciation. We are so blessed to have the protection of such superior Police Officers and servicemen. Thank you for sharing the news of the “officer of the year” award. I am so glad to read about the well deserving officers being awarded for their valor and for excellence in serving and protecting us. Thanks for sharing the news. My Love and hugs for you my friend.

  11. Excellent post, and congratulations!
    My favorite quotes were by Peace Pilgrim and Barbara Boxer. Again and again I’ve seen that my son-in-law is never ‘off duty’–he’s always on call and available to serve and protect.

    • Thank you so much Marylin for your kind words of appreciation. I enjoyed these quotes too and it is so true that Police Officers are never ever Off duty. We have seen in the news and read about so many incidents when an off duty Police Officer has stopped and saved lives. Keeping us safe is a “Calling” that these superior humans experience. I am so glad you appreciate and are so proud of your son in law who is an inspiration for so many and for us for serving and protecting us in an exemplary way. So nice to hear you talk with pride about him. He deserves this appreciation. You are so lucky to have him as your son in law. Take care and God Bless.

  12. Ajaytao2010 says:

    very beautiful post dear

    how are you dear

    wish you are fine

    • So lovely to hear from you. It always brings immense pleasure to hear from my brother. Thanks for liking the post, and We are just fine. It is a festive season here and we are enjoying the fun. Your recent quotes have been really very inspiring as usual. I am sure you are fine but do let me know. take care my brother and May you be blessed and happy forever. A sister prays for you from the heart. Lots of love and blessings from us.

  13. Ed says:

    Excellent post and congrats..:-)

  14. WordsFallFromMyEyes says:

    Awesome – you deserve it for sure. Just wonderful :)

  15. Your words, Samina, are touching, thoughtful, and bone deep soulful. A prayer in and of itself. Amen.

  16. SerachShiro says:

    This Award is such a beautiful one and my congratulations to you, your blog is worth it ! Love that Inner peace portrait, it shows me just how it have to be ! Friendly greetings Sérach <3

  17. Congrats, Samina! As always, your posts are beautiful!

  18. Victor Ho says:

    Congratulations. It’s a well deserved honor.

  19. l take this opportunity to wish you and your family joyous holiday season and happiest new year.jalal

  20. Gede Prama says:

    Thank you very much for following the blog, I really look forward to reading your posts and happy new year 2014. Gede Prama :-)

  21. Ajaytao2010 says:

    Happy New Year !!!!!!! and best wishes for you in 2014
    to my dear didi I love you for just being there :)

    • Such a pleasure to hear from you my brother. A very happy, healthy and prosperous new year wishes for you from your didi. Your didi loves you very much and her heart prays for your well being and all the happiness in the world. You always make me so proud. Take care and God bless you always with all the rewards in this world. Amen.

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