Inner Peace

I found this on a blog that was found on Gabrielle Roth’s myspace page, and I don’t know who that is yet, but I liked it a lot.

UPDATE:  The original author of this is Saskia Davis and you can view her entire message on a poster for sale at her website.

Some signs and symptoms of inner peace:

A tendency to think and act spontaneously rather than on fears based on past experiences.
An unmistakable ability to enjoy each moment.
A loss of interest in judging other people.
A loss of interest in interpreting the actions of others.
A loss of interest in conflict.
A loss of the ability to worry (this is a very serious symptom).
Frequent, overwhelming episodes of appreciation.
Contented feelings of connectedness with others and nature.
An increasing tendency to let things happen rather than make them happen.
An increased susceptibility to the love extended by others, as well as the uncontrollable urge to extend it.

I might add, boredom may occur too! Yes, I want peace. But also excitement. I haven’t jumped into any projects since staying up late with the tote bags because I am afraid of the huge mess I will make.  So, having a cleaned-up house helps me feel peaceful, but makes me afraid to mess it up again.  That means I don’t have inner peace (according to thought #1 above).  So it appears peaceful, but is not.  Hmm. . . And I am bored.  I want to get into another project.  Can I not make a huge mess that takes all day to clean up.  Let’s see what happens today!

Inner Peace AND Creative Excitement, here I come!

P.S.  I have to add, I had a great time making those bags and I did it spontaneously and feeling just about all the symptoms on the list.  I just did it when I should have been unpacking from my trip to Cape Hatteras.

Here’s one of my favorite pictures of the place, on a windy evening before a thunderstorm.

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5 responses to this post.

  1. As author, it is always heartwarming to see people sharing my work. I am writing to share the whole SYMPTOMS OF INNER PEACE with you and your readers. Also, I would love it if there were a way for you to link to my website,
    symptomsofinnerpeace.net, where there is available a beautiful poster, which bears its message, as well as some more of my writing.
    Here is SYMPTOMS OF INNER PEACE™ as I wrote it with contact info for permission to reprint at the bottom. Enjoy!

    SYMPTOMS OF INNER PEACE™
    © 1984 Saskia Davis

    A tendency to think and act spontaneously
    rather than on fears based on past experiences

    An unmistakable ability to enjoy each moment

    A loss of interest in judging other people

    A loss of interest in judging self

    A loss of interest in interpreting the actions of others

    A loss of interest in conflict

    A loss of ability to worry

    Frequent, overwhelming episodes of appreciation

    Contented feelings of connectedness with others and nature

    Frequent attacks of smiling

    An increasing tendency to let things happen
    rather than to make them happen.

    An increased susceptibility to love extended by others
    as well as the uncontrollable urge to extend it

    WARNING: Be on the lookout for symptoms of inner peace. The hearts of a great many already have been exposed;
    and it is possible that people, everywhere, could come down with it in epidemic proportions.
    This could pose a serious threat to what has, up to now, been a fairly stable condition of conflict in the world.
    If you have some or all of the above symptoms, please be advised that your condition of inner peace may be too far advanced to be curable. If you are exposed to anyone exhibiting any of these symptoms, remain exposed only at your own risk.

    CONTACT INFO: Author’s website with beautiful poster available for purchase: http://symptomsofinnerpeace.net/Authors_Website/Wall_Poster.html
    For permission to reprint:
    Saskia Davis:
    Email: symptomsofinnerpeace@me.com
    phone: 206-363-8894

    I would very much appreciate a note back from you referencing the URL and letting me know if you would like to and are able to link to my site!.
    Blessings
    Saskia Davis

    Reply

  2. Knitting isn’t messy (until the finishing stage, anyway). I say knit something for your next project.

    Reply

  3. Posted by Kacy on September 15, 2009 at 5:49 pm

    you are a super sister!

    Reply

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