West of DEATH VALLEY NP, CA—A little after noon, I crested the mountains to the west of Death Valley, pulled off on a little dirt road inaccessible to most cars, parked, kicked back in my Lazy Boy, took in the view and decided to spend the rest of the day and the night right here.
Morrissette had a wonderful post today about how what we seek is often much simpler to attain than what we’ve been conditioned to believe:
If people could only open their eyes and see that what they seek has been right in front of them all along, and that snagging it is as simple as making the choice to do so.
— Glenn Morrissette
He was talking about a life of simplicity and freedom, but the exact same thing could be said for the spiritual seeker’s quest for inner peace.
The Secret to Inner Peace:
You have everything you need to be happy, to have inner peace.
You don’t need to have mad meditation skills.
Nor do you need to know a bunch of Sanskrit terms.
You don’t have to take any vows of celibacy or poverty.
You don’t have to flee civilization.
You don’t have to have a quiet mind.
Nor do you need to be well read.
Inner peace is not found by becoming someone you think you should be… it is not found by gaining.
Inner peace is found by simply letting go of who you think you are.