I was recently watching a video by a spiritual teacher that I believe has some wisdom and he explained something that I had never been able to put into words – “the one question.”
There is “one question” that needs to stick out in your mind and be asked repeatedly about what you are going to do, what you are thinking on, what you might read, or in any other way take in to who you are and here it is:
“What will this do for or against my soul?“
There are things, conversations, books, TV shows, movies or even activities that will feed your soul for Peace and things that will hurt, destroy or break down your Peace. Yes “Peace that passes All understanding was left” to us by Jesus, but then there were times when Jesus just left the crowds, the village or the place He was at and went out on His own. To keep our Peace at times we will need to do the same.
“You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” … Jeremiah 29:13
As I tried to explain in Peace Practices 1 the mind needs to stay as focused as possible in a crazy confusing world on Compassion and Love for others – throw out and stay away from anything that is Not creating that – the question above is a great way to check yourself and do that.