Research Question #5
How does our awareness of the One Mind within us all (a.k.a. “God,” “Ultimate Reality”) bring Inner Peace, emotional healing, and expanded kindness?
“Those who are philosophically inclined may find it helpful to understand God’s unlimited love as the original and ongoing basic creative force of the universe. This love was present before the beginning, and it continues to hold all things together. Our fleeting human emotions and perceptions are in fact mere glimpses of God’s perfect love.”
—Sir John Templeton, Pure Unlimited Love
WH Auden referred to our time as The Age of Anxiety. Inner Peace is in part the fruit of moral integrity—i.e., being true to conscience and fully “integrated” with it. All the great spiritual traditions understand conscience as a manifestation of an Inner Light. Peace arises from being conscious of the One Mind within. What is One Mind? One Mind only, the awareness of which is Inner Peace, was there in the beginning. One Mind underlies the universe and all its laws and beauty. But this One Mind is also present within each human being, a small point of light with which we can connect through spiritual practices. The Hindu greeting Namaste means, “I honor the divine in you as you honor it in me.” It is time for humanity to finally emerge from its destructive darkness to become aware of the infinite worth of one another and of “self.” Love must be returned to the One Mind, to one another, and to nature; all three are inextricably interwoven. This is the answer to the quest for Inner Peace--and, by extension, peace in the world.
In the midst of hate, I found there was, within me, an invincible love. In the midst of tears, I found there was, within me, an invincible smile. In the midst of chaos, I found there was, within me, an invincible calm. I realized, through it all, that in the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushed against me, within me, there’s something stronger – something better, pushing right back.
“The greatest romance is with the Infinite. You have no idea how beautiful it can be. When you suddenly find God everywhere, when God comes and talks to you and guides you, the romance of divine love has begun.”
“Only from the heart can you touch the sky.”
“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it.”
—I John 5
Further Writings on Spirituality & Unlimited Love
Rabbi Adam Stein on 6 Steps to Living in the Moment—Living a Life Devoid of Stress, Worry & Anxiety