If inner peace were to be total there would be no felt need to search for hope. Eric's story is itself grounds for limited hope that there is light in the darkness.EricPH wrote: ↑February 9th, 2022, 8:19 pmThe world is full of injustice and suffering. Today I have spent time with two homeless men; and a man who has attempted to end his life several times; his story is horrific. I voluntarily spend a fair amount of time with deeply troubled people. In order to offer some kind of encouragement and support, we journey together over months and years.
There are choices, I have no obligation to see them again; they could be a burden. If I choose to see them again; do I have to listen to their stories and be depressed because of their circumstances? At some point we have to walk away, and we have some understanding of the suffering they will continue to encounter.
But the one thing that gives me hope is the peace that surpasses all understanding. If I can experience this peace in spite of some dark events in my life; then maybe I can help others to find this peace. I am fully aware that I can't change anybody, they have to change themselves, but I always search for hope.
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I would take the 1,000 years.
Maybe I dont understand the scenario though. The scenario could mean no matter what happens there will be no inner peace, no joy, no pride, just negative emotions battling inside your mind
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I Think inner peace happens when you change how you think. I always have hope that something good can happen.
I have come to accept I can only try and change myself, and strive to be the change I want to see.Eric's story is itself grounds for limited hope that there is light in the darkness.
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Personally, I do not want inner peace. The main reason is because that seems so far out there. It’s far away, and I’m seeing this “grass is greener” thing and here I am running off to eat from those fields when I cannot yet tend mine.
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