By Alejandra Barbé Sevilla
My parents, are, and always will be artists. I have always admired their artistic nature and vivid imaginations. The way in which they envisage their works and then create them is truly extraordinary. I hold great admiration for the way they inspire and arouse feelings from others with their pieces.
When I was a child, I would always try to imitate them but wasn't blessed with the same artistic talents. My imagination was limited and the capacity to create things with my hands was beyond me. However, one thing was very clear: I wanted to dedicate my life to something that would stimulate feelings and sensations in others, just as my parents did.
Although I wanted this from life, I never found a way to achieve it. I didn't know where to start. I wanted my life to be something other than a chain of minor daily events. Unlike my parents, I couldn't create or invent so what could I do to affect others in such a positive manner?
Then I found Peace Revolution and I understood that it was the answer. Being part of a project that believes in the development of inner peace as a tool to contribute to development of peace within our lives. What more could I ask for? Other than this belief of a formula that will help us achieve world peace!
But how would we develop that inner peace? Through meditation!
Shortly after I started meditating, I discovered the enormous benefits of training a mind that had previously been hidden from me. I was able to become more relaxed, happier... and then the opportunity of a lifetime arrived: I was invited to a retreat in Thailand.
My time in the retreat anctuary has literally changed my life. I have visited heaven on earth and immersed myself in a jungle island that creates only moments of beauty.
I’ve also travelled to the paradise inside myself, thanks to the magisteral teachings of the monks and the beautiful people I met on the island. I will never be able to show enough gratitude to all those that have helped along my inner journey.
Now meditation is a way of life for me. It is the daily peaceful time that I dedicate to myself, leaving me with an intense feeling of overwhelming happiness. And best of all, many people have joined me in this path, looking to develop their own inner peace and share it with others. Peace Revolution has opened my eyes to see my goal and I finally understood the meaning of my life: to develop my inner peace and promote a peaceful life.
What are you waiting for? It’s time to search for your inner peace! Once you do it, you’ll discover what Venerable Pasura once told us: that your inner light will always illuminate you and will never abandon you. “
Alejandra Barbé Sevilla
Peace Agent ‐ Global Peace on the Move 12