Be on the lookout for symptoms of inner peace. The hearts of a great many have already been exposed to inner peace and it is possible that people everywhere could come down with it in epidemic proportions. This could pose a serious threat to what has, until now, been a fairly stable condition of conflict in the world.

Signs and Symptoms of Inner Peace

  • A tendency to think and act spontaneously rather than on fears based on past experiences.
  • An unmistakable ability to enjoy each moment.
  • A loss of interest in judging people.
  • A loss of interest in judging self.
  • A loss of interest in interpreting the actions of others.
  • A loss of interest in conflict.
  • A loss of the ability to worry. (This is a very serious symptom.)
  • Frequent overwhelming episodes of appreciation.
  • Contented feelings of connectedness with others and nature.
  • Frequent attacks of smiling.
  • An increasing tendency to let things happen rather than trying to make them happen.
  • An increasing susceptibility to the love extended by others as well as the uncontrollable urge to extend it.

W A R N I N G . If you have some or all of the above symptoms, please be advised that your condition of inner peace may be so far advanced as to be incurable. If you are exposed to anyone exhibiting these symptoms, remain exposed only at your own risk.

Imagine never healing, never breathing easy, never being able to look back at your life with laughter, fond memories, and good times.


Imagine realizing that we have responsibility for our decisions.
Imagine feeling that we are not our past, other people's past and therefore not responsible for how others think, thought, or react to life's choices.
Imagine realizing that at any given point in time and space we can actually re-create our existance, our path, our choices, and be open to the tender and unconditional rewards of grace.
Imagine that any given point in time and space we can understand who we really are and what we are really about.

Deborah Rose, June 8, 2005


Life is a journey.
We are passengers in a train called life, and we are alive in the moment called now.
Prem Rawat

I feel that being in the present is very important because it is the only moment in time that is not made of conjecture. Soanya Ahmad