Walking meditation and inner peace
Last year people suffering from fear created deliberately by governmental ministers and presidents to control the social room. The massive propaganda machinery does nothing else than to scare people into dysfunctional membership of any society. In a free and democratic world, one should not fear having your own opinion without being marginalised and stigmatised. When it does, we are no longer a democracy.
We are at risk of losing freedom of speech and protection. Freedom is gained by fighting for and defend to keep. We are walking on a thin line of risks from birth to death. Nevertheless, when the poorest are most vulnerable, while the richest gets fundings. My critical thinking starts asking questions.
Therefore, as we are blindly and disturbed from the outer world, We need to seek inside. And establish peace of mind. I often find myself in such a state of blindness and fear I practice meditation to calm the main by walking meditation. Below is s text I wrote several years ago when many young people suffered and killed by blind violence inspired by the talk of the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso when awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
My journey starts at the entrance of the Vigeland Sculpture Park.
– Responsibilities do not lie with the leaders. It lies with each of us. And peace begins within us
– When we have inner peace – when a community is in a state of relaxation, it can share that peace with neighbouring communities.
-When we do so, we will feel love and kindness toward others.
To take responsibilities
We must take responsibilities for all living beings and the nature around us.
Peace can only last where human rights are respected, where nations fed, where individuals and nations are free.
-Inner peace achieved through the development of mental peace
-Material progress is essential for human advancement, but if we forget spiritual growth
–Then we get clinched to things, and our mental health suffers.
Seek for a life in balance.
Buddha found out the hard way in life to overcome sufferings. This balance Buddha refers to as the middle way.
-When you have inner peace, all external problems do not affect you.
-Without inner peace, whatever how wealthy or prosperous you might be – you might be disturbed or unhappy.
There are some simple guidelines on what we should not do:
-Not to destroy life
-Not to steal
-Not to commit adultery
-Not to drink intoxicating drinks
Anger and despair
In the park, a famous statue called the “angry boy” has a generous buddha nature.
And the boy says “you never will be punished for your anger. Your anger will punish you.”
– Those reading do not let disturbance and despair take hold.
– you, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affliction.
As I walk out of the park, my cluttered mind cleared from disturbance from the outer world.
We are what we think. All that arises with our thoughts, they form and make the world.
– I know a lot of people who do not share their happiness, and that is sad.
“Thousands of candles can be lit from one single, and the light of the candle will not shorten. Happiness never decreases by being shared” said, Buddha.
Words dedicated to my brother, who left us all many years agTo people around the world who lost one of their most beloved – In the difficulties of all times.
With the lights of humbleness, I share the candle.
Finally, my Journee comes to an end, my calmness preserved.
-The inner peace of mind is a state of emptiness of the present moment, nothing from the past or future.
-And I felt satisfied and higher because I decided to follow some advice from others to do a simple form for “meditation by walking.”
-the emptiness makes me grateful for the silence it gives.
-Everybody needs time to reflect.
Turn off all the noise from communication, and leave home, for a second or a year, the length does not matter, what makes a difference is an inner peace established by solitude.’
– my speech of the new year a story told from the emptiest park in the late hours. Always look for a positive side in the negative.
My gratitude I give the Buddha and Dalai Lama wise words and profound wisdom to everybody on the planet.
Happy new year Kenneth