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Security In An Unstable World

Security In An Unstable World

Today, more than ever before, humanity is facing uncertainty. In the midst of global economic crisis and fears of climate change, our vision for the future is blurred. Humanity is restless, and stress levels are soaring.

How can we find security in an uncertain world?

In our society, we have learned to look for security in the wrong place: we look for it outside of ourselves. The people and things that surround us will always fail to reassure us; the nagging fear that everything could change in an instant will always be present, until inevitably, things do change. Solid marriages are torn apart by infidelity, 20-year careers are cut short by an unexpected change in company policy. And when the Taliban is destroyed, the next threat will be just around the corner, waiting silently to avenge their death. The outside world has never held promises for safety; a reality that we often prefer to ignore.

In a world of increasing uncertainty, every one of us has the responsibility of making the difference. We can wage war upon nations, but that is not going to change things. Terrorism cannot be stopped by war, just as a fire cannot be put out with more fire. Yet although this may be true, it is useless to blame the politicians, or even war itself. If we cannot find inner peace, how can we expect to create a world that is peaceful and harmonious? Our own minds, full of dissonant chatter and confusion, are the source of our insecurity. Our actions arise from our thoughts, from our feelings. If we are full of fear, how can we hope for a loving world family?

When Bill Clinton asked Nelson Mandela if he felt hatred towards his oppressors, he replied, “I realized that if I kept hating them once I got in that car and got through the gate, I would still be in prison. So, I let it go, because I wanted to be free.”

In the quest for peace, there is something very concrete that we can all do to contribute. In every moment, we can make a choice, the choice to rest in the abiding peace – or love-consciousness – that lies within us right now, and that nobody can take away from us. In the same way that learning to depend on our surroundings has filled us with fear, we can learn to depend on our inner state, and find a security that is always pristine and untouched, that no 9/11 can cast a shadow on, or threat of destruction shake.

Let’s fill our personal lives with peace, honesty and transparency; that will go much further to contributing to world peace than any war.

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Isha Judd

Isha Judd is an internationally renowned spiritual teacher and author; her latest book and movie, Why Walk When You Can Fly? explain her system for self-love and the expansion of consciousness.

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1:46PM PST on Feb 10, 2010

Wow! This really does make sense now. Thank you for your words of wisdom.....

2:43AM PST on Jan 26, 2010

I've noted, thanks :).

3:19PM PST on Jan 19, 2010

Focus on Peace. The law of attraction will take care of everything else.

11:47PM PST on Jan 18, 2010

A lovely article.
Thank you

1:51PM PST on Jan 18, 2010

Thank you for a wonderful article.

12:55PM PST on Jan 1, 2010

I wanted more from the article I guess...more peace from the article words maybe...not really sure here....thank you sharing though...the beginning has to start somewhere:)

12:08PM PST on Dec 20, 2009

Dear Friend,

Your comment about concrete actions available to us to contribute to the scheme of peace in the world touches me deeply. You mention that “we can make a choice, the choice to rest in the abiding peace – or love consciousness”. Love fosters harmony. It has a transformative power that moves and has brought unity to the world from time immemorial. We compose the music of our own life and in love there is a constant renewal of our fellowship with each heart as we develop respect for others, compassion and expanded understanding.

Thank you for your enlightening comments and let us fill our personal lives with the bountiful joy of inner peace and share it in all our interactions with people as our contribution to peace in the world.


Mayte Picco-Kline
Author of Wholeness in Living
www.WholenessInLiving.net

5:45PM PST on Dec 5, 2009

Yes, you're right Isha.. We can give peace to the world outside by making peace in our innerself.. Thanks for posting this article..

10:12AM PST on Dec 3, 2009

Thank you!

8:15PM PST on Nov 27, 2009

There are many things that can and will change with time.
Many things that prove to be unrealiable with the passing of time.
Yet knowing that many of the things we now cling to will be gone in the future's tomorrow...we must cling to what is solid and unchanging in order to find stability and peace amongst the chaos.

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