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