When I started this blog it was with the
hope delusion that it would help to change the world into a more peaceful place. But as is so often the case, what actually happened was quite different than what I set out to do. Instead, I began to learn how to find peace from inside myself rather than wanting the world to provide it. And so, the categories I set up originally have come to feel restrictive and ill-fitting. The title doesn’t describe what I want to write about. I want to simply write about my own experience with learning to become a more peaceful person, from the inside out. It’s possible that doing so might help others find peace within themselves as well. I would be delighted if that happens, but that isn’t and can’t be my primary goal. I can’t do that for anyone but myself, because only the work we do within our own selves is authentic and anything that’s inauthentic does not lead to peace. Writing helps me to order my thoughts, and that order tends to help me to see new connections between concepts, which leads to a deeper understanding of myself. That is all the reason I need for doing it.
I don’t know whether to just keep going with this blog, or to start a whole new one. One thing I’ve learned though, is that I don’t need to make that decision right this minute. For now, this new “About” will have to suffice. The blog is a work in progress, just like me, and sooner or later, an answer will sort itself out.
“If you do not find peace within yourself, you will never find it anywhere else” (Attributions vary)