I have always known that LOVE is the center of everything. In recent years it has become clearer to me as my own spiritual journey has grown and evolved that LOVE is the greatest transformer of all and that LOVE is who we are; LOVE is Mother-Father God/Creator/Spirit/Source/All That is ONE. LOVE IS! When LOVE is our lens through which life choices and decisions are made chaos and violence subside bringing with it feelings of peace.
On a conscious level I know that PEACE is more desirable than chaos, war or violence. I believe that most people will agree with this. In fact, throughout my life I have been drawn to writings about peace, peace advocates and events. I didn’t know what my role in all of this was. I have often asked myself, “How can I, one person, bring peace to this world?” A few years ago I read a book by Thich Nhat Hanh, Living Buddha, Living Christ, and was deeply touched. In it he said, “Peace begins within”.
This simple statement resonated deeply within me striking a chord of long forgotten memories. It also reminded me that PEACE IS THE DESTINATION for all of us. Until we feel peace within ourselves, accept ourselves fully with love and compassion peace remains elusive, like the butterfly. This is a journey for many of us and one that brings many blessings and a journey for which I am grateful.
There is a tendency to look for peace outside of ourselves; make someone else responsible for peace. The true transformation begins when we are PEACE; we are centered with clear mind and intention for the highest good of all. In order to create a world where all co-exist harmoniously centered in LOVE, PEACE, JOY, ABUNDANCE AND PROSPERITY each one of us first must look within ourselves and find peace. Remember, LOVE is the journey…Peace is the destination.
Victoria Barna
Speaker, Healer, Publisher & Author
Reclaim Your Power; CHOICE A Simple Way to Peace;
Guided Journeys Meditation CD; and Soul Journey Journal
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