“The first and foremost thing, the essence of that, is peace. The peace has to be within, to begin with. You have to be peaceful within yourself. If you are not peaceful, if you are playing tricks with your ego, if you are just satisfying yourself, saying that you are peaceful, you are sadly mistaken. Peace is to be enjoyed within yourself. It is to be felt within yourself. So do not give wrong satisfactions to yourself. Do not give false notions to yourself. Don’t cheat yourself.
Peace has to be felt within yourself and if you are not feeling that, you shouldn’t come and ask me, “Mother, why am I not feeling it?” because I am not going to tell you that something is wrong with you. You have to work it out that you should feel peaceful within yourself. It is not that you have too much of silence outside, you feel peaceful. The peace has to be within yourself. You have it. Your spirit is absolutely peaceful, ‘avyagra’ (in Sanskrit language), – without restlessness. There’s no restlessness in your spirit, absolutely peaceful and steady. It is for you to feel it. It is not for anybody else to certify you…
Only the peace within can register whatever is auspicious, whatever is nourishing for your growth. So try to make peace with yourself. Do not fight with yourself…”
(founder of sahaja yoga meditation: Shri Mataji, 1985)
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(click!) Appreciation Letter for “Inner peace workshop” @ St Martin’s Manor (Hamilton Centre for Young Parents)
Truly, Sahaja Yoga Meditation had been a reliable partner in building healthy communities all across Ontario, Canada. Check the List of inner peace workshops offered in 2014.