In our daily life, we're thriving & struggling to achive a better living. In the course of accomplishing it, we tend to find faults, misjudging, blaming the government, policies & procedures, breaking the laws & etc.
In the course, we're actually seeking true peace & happiness throughout our struggle. Eventually, true peace & happiness are within us.
Let's look at the definition of PEACE.
There once was a King who offered a prize to the artist who would
Paint the best picture of peace. Many artists tried. The King looked at all the pictures, but there were only two he really liked, and he had to choose between them.
One picture was of a calm lake. The lake was a perfect mirror for
Peaceful towering mountains were all around it. Overhead was a blue sky with fluffy white clouds. All who saw this picture thought that it was a perfect picture of peace.
The other picture had mountains too. But these were rugged and bare.
Above was an angry sky from which rain fell, in which lightening played. Down the side of the mountain tumbled a foaming waterfall. This did not look peaceful at all.
Which picture do you think won the prize?
The King chose the second picture. Do you know why?
When the King saw, he saw behind the waterfall a tiny bush growing
in a crack in the rock. In the bush a mother bird had built her nest.
There, in the midst of the rush of angry water, sat the mother bird on her nest .... in perfect peace.
The King explained, "Peace does not mean to be in a place where
there is no noise, trouble, or hard work. Peace means to be in the midst of all those things and still be calm in your heart. That is the real meaning of peace."