I remember when I was younger and how I use to experience constant migraines. I remember having to take so many pills in order to take this pain away. I would wake up and go to sleep with migraines, so you can imagine how many pills I consumed in the process. Well, after awhile, I got so tired of taking pills and the results it produced that I decided, “NO MORE!”
From that day forward, every time I experienced headaches or migraines I would sit quietly and calmly to myself until the headache or migraine slowly faded away. What I realized was how we are constantly fed supplements for things we create and have the ability to supplement ourselves. This experience allowed me to realize what caused my headaches and how I had the ability to clear it away. At that time, although I realized how the calm was able to clear the pain, I had not yet understood where “the pain” was coming from.
It wasn’t until later in my life I realized the truth. This truth was revealed to me through my journey of growth which was inspired by my journey of joy and happiness. Through this journey, I had to take the moment to acknowledge all the things I could control, for the things I had no control over I would later be able to overcome. Through this journey, I had to acknowledge how I had kept myself from this joy I had been seeking all my life. I was really happy to find my many improvements by adjusting me first. With that came my ability to “adjust” others around me, not by controlling them, but by controlling myself in a way so that they too could be blessed with another option. See, by remaining in control and staying committed to this process of growth, it gave others the ability to reflect on their actions. Since “two wrongs don’t make a right,” staying in the right allowed me to be used as mirror so that others were aware of their actions, giving them the opportunity to make right with themselves.
“One cannot possibly survive merely on what is given. Only when we realize the endless possibilities available from within can we attain peace.”
With everything going on today in this world (news/media), this state of being has allowed me the opportunity to create my world of peace within this “chaotic” world. I noticed the less I reacted to wrong with wrong, the more peaceful I was and the more I served others with kindness, the more peace I was able to share. I became not only a student, but a teacher as well. It is through the teaching that I had found growth because it showed me the affect my goodness had on the world around me. I found that although I sat in a room of noise, peace was still there. It’s a feeling like no other.
No More Headaches!
I am happy to say that it’s been years since I’ve experienced any migraines or headaches, but it wasn’t until of late that I realized what had been causing these conditions. The truth was, it was never internal, but rather, it was everything external that I had internalized and accepted. I remember experiencing a feeling, the same feeling I had experienced right before that pounding headaches dominated me. In the past, this feeling was a warning, reminding me that I needed some calm time. On that day, I asked myself, “What is it, at this very moment, that I am allowing to take away from this amazing moment that lies before me and how much is it worth that I may allow it to take away from my joy?” What that question made possible was the answer to why this condition came about. This question made me realize just how selfish I was in inflicting myself with negative thoughts that would grow into such an unbearable feeling. So when was I cured? I was cured the moment I decided to let go of what didn’t serve me, making way for the inner peace to expose itself.
What it led me to believe was that no matter what happened outside of me, I had complete control over how I would allow it to affect me and that the only way it could ever affect me is if I chose to internalize it. I realized how my desire for peace was only a decision away from being made possible, for peace isn’t something you find externally, it is something you find within. Because of this lesson that I was blessed to have been served, I was able to find peace that enabled me to silence all of the “noise and chaos” around me. It helped me see the power we all have the ability to produce rather than destroy, and although I had been taught to fear, it opened up a place of faith inside of me that empowered me and the many people I am exposed to.
So the truth is this: No matter our circumstances, there is a light inside of each and everyone of us that projects this peace, but it is up to us to pave the way in which this light be shun onto the world. By doing so, no matter what goes on around you, inside of you is where you will find the peace, silencing all the “noise and chaos” you may be surrounded by at this very moment. In turn, you will have so much more to give to others, adding more value towards your life journey.