peaceful man meditating“Peace is your own experience, not something external.”

– Lama Thubten Yeshe from his book Life, Death, and After Death
When I came across this line, it jumped past my defenses and gave me a little wake up call! I do believe this is true, but making it my experience is a much bigger endeavor. Like so many of these simple and profound sayings, the benefit is in the attempt to embody what is being said.
I’m taking more pauses in my daily activities to stop and breath and remember these words.
With every pause and turn of my attention inward, I learn a little more. I have lived enough days to know that circumstances around me change all the time. I also know that I have been peaceful or confused regardless of those of those circumstances. So, I get it, peace is my own experience. Which means peace must be your own experience too–may we all find our way to it.

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Cindy Black

Cindy Black is the Founder of Big Tree School of Natural Healing and the author of Meridian Massage, Pathways to Vitality. She is appreciated for her ability to make the complex accessible, fun, and practical.


  1. Elizabeth on July 12, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    Nice post. Besides finding peace in your daily life, I feel that peace is something one has to look for in the choices they make. There are so many different options and consequences to life, peace is definitely something that should be considered 🙂

  2. Karen Ball on June 18, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    I always enjoy your posts, Cindy. They are always beautifully written, authentic and heartfelt. Thank you for this one, my friend!

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