Friends; if you want peace ~ in the world, in your community, in your home – become the peacemaker.
Peace is the quality of higher consciousness, higher living and higher civilisation. The antidote to war, anger, anxiety, worry, & fear. Peace is not limited, it is for all, as a natural state of being inherent in every being. As Paramahamsa Yogananda said “We simply must practice the presence of peace, the more we do this the more we will feel the presence of this power in our life.”
Similarly, the wolves within parable, a pearl of wisdom imparted by the Cherokee nation, shares that peace seemingly alludes us, when we are at war with ourselves.
Grandfather Tells (The Wolves Within)
An old Grandfather said to his grandson, who came to him with anger at a friend who had done him an injustice, “Let me tell you a story.
I too, at times, have felt a great hate for those that have taken so much, with no sorrow for what they do.
But hate wears you down, and does not hurt your enemy. It is like taking poison and wishing your enemy would die. I have struggled with these feelings many times.”
He continued, “It is as if there are two wolves inside me.
One is good and does no harm. He lives in harmony with all around him, and does not take offense when no offense was intended. He will only fight when it is right to do so, and in the right way.
But the other wolf, ah! He is full of anger. The littlest thing will set him into a fit of temper. He fights everyone, all the time, for no reason. He cannot think because his anger and hate are so great. It is helpless anger, for his anger will change nothing.
Sometimes, it is hard to live with these two wolves inside me, for both of them try to dominate my spirit.”
The boy looked intently into his Grandfather’s eyes and asked, “Which one wins, Grandfather?”
The Grandfather smiled and quietly said, “The one I feed.”
Paramahamsa Yogananda and the Cherokee fable are showing the influence by both lower & higher forces. Forces which inform our consciousness, our reality depends on which force is nurtured more. When we learn to nurture both forces with right use of intelligence we master ourselves.
As the qualities of our lower consciousness create bondage and dull states of mind, equally there are higher forces which encourage mastery over ourselves, not others nurturing the qualities of higher living such as peace. Indicated by expressions of an open heart, right use of our intelligence, harmonious relationships with ourselves & our communities.
Practising peace, is food for the wolf that does no harm. A simple tool that remedies the observable collective struggle with the wolf of lower consciousness. Practising peace can conquer the lower forces of consciousness, first within our self, then we are equipped to radiate this presence outwardly. The remedy to neutralise the perpetuating chaos on the global stage.
Chaos projected, into society ~ by society, feeds from the collective compliance, which nurtures the angry wolf. Wolves that serve to distance humanity from the cradle of nature and turn communities against each other, creating a divergence away from the qualities of peace, joy & happiness.
These wolves use tactics of conscious regression, to draw our attention away from the truth of who we are – beings of peace. Compliance to narratives of war, division, inequality, elitism, programmed into homes for generations which broadcast war as peace to confuse vulnerable minds. Continual sensory exposure to sociopathic behaviour violence, death, hatred, terrorism broadcast through terror-vision. Global consciousness influenced by complex militaristic & uncivil mass global programming.
Undoubtedly the forces of the lower self have been harnessed to influence and create complex social structures and practices, which create stress, fear & tension. Limiting humanity’s right to happiness. Are these actions, right use of intelligence? How can peace prosper if humanity complies to the conditions that are not that. Compliance is accepting that this is the way, without questioning why this is the way.
To transform humanity’s story, into a paradigm of peace, we must become the peace-maker. To become a peacemaker, we must learn how to practice peace. In our practice it is not to search for peace, but to find all the barriers, that we have built around it and to question everything that is not peace.
Peace is an elevated state of awareness and one, when humanity starts paying attention, becomes our future.