Inner Peace… Is it something lost that can be found?
And if I end up finding it, how would I know?
Many spiritual leaders speak much of this thing.
They say when we achieve it, much joy it will bring.
I am joyful this moment. Does my writing show?
I can simply be peaceful. I need not expound.
Yet, I do, and it serves me to learn lessons well.
Intellect needs a platform of firmness because
Suddenly, as a species, we’re given this gift.
We can use it to service our needs and uplift.
It can become acquainted with spiritual laws
Or it can create for us a version of hell.
I don’t want to be ill nor act out in a way
That shows people that I’m in a bad state of mind.
The good doctor, in earnest, may give me a pill
To induce the brain chemistry to just sit still.
Every mood is a chemistry of its own kind.
I control how I feel. This should begin the day.
So, what happens within me… Is it Inner Peace?
I shall not think about it. The dog doesn’t care.
He exemplifies peace as I’m watching him eat.
He does not think about things like utter defeat.
If I question him, he will just look up and stare.
In that moment, concerns of the day tend to cease.