Sunday, January 17, 2010

Piecing the Peace Together (4)

Organic living is the last clue I gathered
that may contribute to inner peace.

In most people's perception,
organic living is about healthy eating.
While it's a valid statement,
organic living when defined in depth,
refers to a lifestyle that give lives.
-- the term 'organic' is related to living things,
in biochemistry context.

When one leads a lifetyle that
offers or gives rise to lives,
one needs to be considerate, compassionate and forgiving.

For example, in organic agriculture,
no pesticides or any chemicals are used because
such a practice
- takes into consideration of the health of consumers;
- it is also being compassionate to small animals,
  by not taking their lives;
- and by sharing part of the harvest with some small animals
  it's a gesture of forgiving.

When one leads an organic living by
putting interest of non-self in the first place,
the inner peace naturally emerges.
This is simply because,
when one puts too much interest onto oneself,
endless calculations, worries and fears arise;
and vice versa.

In one perspective,
the depth of inner peace could be directly proportional to
the degree of selfless-ness.

Kee Yew

{Learning Holistic Wellness for Wisdom and Compassion}

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