Spirituality and Health: Symptoms of Inner Peace

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This is the first of a series of blogs that will look at body, mind and spirit interaction for over-all health and well being.

You may have noticed that life on this planet is feeling more turbulent and chaotic.  We are being challenged to let go of old ways of doing things and enter into the flow of a new energy. This is uncharted territory, and www.bridgesofunity.com is being offered as support and guidance for the journey.

When outward circumstances become overwhelming, we need to strengthen our inner life so we can access our Spirit Strength.  Years ago, I came across a list of “Symptoms of Inner Peace”, written by Anonymous (which for me means written by our collective Higher Selves.)

I hope we can all read this list with the intention of integrating these principles into our lives. This will help us deal with stress, the cause of 85 per cent of all ailments.  

Here is the list:

  • A tendency to think and act deliberately rather than from fears based on past experience
  • An unmistakable ability to enjoy each moment
  • A loss of interest in judging others
  • A loss of interest in judging ourselves
  • A loss of interest in interpreting the actions of others
  • A loss of the ability to worry
  • Frequent overwhelming episodes of appreciation and gratitude
  • Contented feelings of connectedness with others and nature
  • Frequent attacks of smiling through the heart
  •  Increasing susceptibility to kindness offered and the uncontrollable urge to reciprocate
  • An increasing tendency to allow things to unfold rather than resisting and manipulating

I would like to close this post with a quote from Bishop John Shelby Spong, which for me is the essence of Spirituality:  “If I experience God as the Source of all life, then I worship God by living fully.  If I experience God as the Source of all love then I worship God by loving wastefully.  If I experience God as the Source of all being than I worship God by having the courage to be all I can be”.



  1. Iren  February 19, 2014


  2. Kathleen Suneja  April 26, 2015

    Great post ! I totally agree with you.
    By attaining inner peace, we perceive things with more appreciation and gratitude and thus live a life with content and satisfaction. It is very important that we consciously realize the peace within us and let it manifest on how we act among others. Thanks for sharing your insights, I’ve learned a lot.
    If you like, I also would love to share with you my work about how one can change from within by realizing one’s inner peace and self-worth and become a better person. Please take time to visit my website at http://www.iamthechangeiseek.org.
    Thank you !


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