Attaining Unconditional Peace

Buddhaby Jacob Louis

In the morning, we can make a choice to create our day in our minds and hearts as we’d like it to be, and commit not to let anything stand in the way of our inner happiness. When this commitment is truly made, nothing can stop us. Even when faced with challenges and adversity, there is an ability to handle the situations faster and with more confidence, because we’ve made it our choice to maintain a positive attitude no matter what happens.

Unconditional peace means to be peaceful regardless of the conditions around us. Whether the things that are happening around us are pleasing or not. We have a choice how we will respond. We must learn how to act consciously in the moment instead of reacting based on feelings caused by past trauma. When something seemly negative happens in our lives, we must make a choice to let go and see the blessings. It’s not always easy, but we can start to catch ourselves, and relax in the knowing that this too will pass.

Just think about how much energy it takes to be unhappy. If we can redirect and conduct that same amount of energy in the direction of keeping a healthy outlook, then we will have achieved real unconditional peace. Once we have a clear vision of what we desire, and release all attachment to controlling the situation at hand, it’s much easier to achieve things we never thought possible in our wildest dreams.