Sushan wrote: ↑November 20th, 2022, 5:26 am
hsimone wrote: ↑November 5th, 2022, 9:43 am
This is an interesting question. I feel like it depends on the mindset of the person who is reading the quote. For instance, if a person is already on the path of wanting inner peace, he/she can read this quote and reflect on it and believe/understand its meaning.
On the other hand, if a person is not quite on the path of finding inner peace and is not searching for it, he/she may not fully grasp the quote and may need further reading to comprehend its meaning.
Does that make sense?
I am sorry but I do not see the need for someone to be in the path for finding inner peace to fully grasp the meaning of this quote. Let us just take the key words in this quote, peacefulness and acceptance at one side and resentment and restlessness on the other side. If you ask me which side is the better by just giving me the key words, I would definitely have chosen the former.
Yes, it is true that one has to think a bit deep to see the power of peacefulness and acceptance. But I think it has nothing to do with being on the pathway for inner peace.
It’s interesting because I feel the opposite. Yes, I think most people would choose the words, peacefulness and acceptance versus resentment and restlessness, but that doesn’t mean that the person fully believes or understands its full meaning.
For example, if there’s a person who is constantly is trying to one-up someone else at work or someone who spreads lies about another, both of those people could easily say, “I choose peacefulness and acceptance” when they are out of the situations stated above (i.e. at home or doing their favorite activity), but put them back at work or with the person they don’t like and they’re back to showing resentment and/or being restless.
That was where my line of thought was going. People can say many things, but until they fully accept its true meaning, then the old patterns won’t change. This is why those who are more self-aware and looking for inner peace would most likely be more successful in not only understanding those words, but living them.