A truly peaceful human being will not encounter or live through battles of the will. He or she will be centered in a state of unconditional love and not falter even when in midst of attacks and chaos. They reside in an enlightened state of clarity. Personal chaos is simply not a perception that is entering their field of vision. This does not mean however, that around them chaos does not unfold.
It’s all right and wonderful to be meek and peaceful…. wait! … what does peaceful have to do with meek ? – Where did that notion slip in? … Isn’t it so that a peaceful person is perceived as one who offers the other cheek? You know, in that 2000+ year old tradition that was once introduced? I do understand that sometimes, staying silent and offering that other cheek in full understanding that no matter how hard the “other” slaps that cheek, it will not alter who we are or what we stand for and there is actually nothing meek about this stance. It’s a powerful stance that denies the very battle that is sought by the more aggressive party.
However, after having held still and been slapped, having then turned the cheek and having been slapped again etc, things do become somewhat tedious, even if we still hold steadfast and remain centered in our midst. I ponder further, what can be done at such an impasse, when the “other” just does not seem to “get it” and cease their aggression (or passive aggression for that matter). I have found a peaceful means that will in most cases solve such an impasse. It consist of simply stating the facts that have been gleaned from unprejudiced observation. I call this “naming the truth”. By giving a voice to that which is unfolding without putting blame onto anyone in particular, without taking sides. Just like a narrative would explain what is being experienced. By naming the truth thus, a spell can be broken and the party so bent on being right, fighting for it and all of that stuff, will experience what naming the truth does.
Truth has an energetic frequency that vibrates very closely to that of unconditional love. Naming the truth will bring the energy of that which is, into alignment. Illusions pop like soap bubbles and usually, the “aggressor” will experience something that could be compared with a calm, or a lull – the wind doesn’t blow into the sails any longer, the boat is no longer sailing on its course of destruction. Sometimes naming the truth will stop someone dead in their tracks and that can sometimes restore peace quicker than turning the other cheek, which in my view at times can keep perpetuating the problem, as it gives opportunity and playing field to keep the aggression going.
Being peaceful within oneself, centered and balanced is still the most effective way to create an experience, a reality of peace, but sometimes, naming that which is occurring around us by its true name, without taking sides or judging, is necessary.