The Peaceful Mind by John Cali

In our article two weeks ago we talked about the ways modern society poisons our minds. This week we’re talking about the opposite end of the spectrum — the peaceful mind.

Meister Eckhart once said “The quieter the mind, the more powerful, the worthier, the deeper, the more telling, and more perfect the prayer is.”

I’ve been meditating over 30 years, though I do not consider myself an expert at it. I continually explore the teachings of those I do consider experts, such as Eckhart Tolle in our video of the week. I’m always the student.

But one thing I do consider myself an expert at is in knowing how powerfully and positively meditation has affected my life. I can sum up the many beneficial effects daily meditation has had on my life in three words: the peaceful mind.

I’m not saying I stay in that peaceful place 24 hours a day. But when I slip out of it, it’s easy and quick to get back into it.

As Neale Donald Walsch said, “…there are few tools more effective or more useful in achieving deep knowing, true joy, and inner peace than daily meditation.”


Your modern world, wondrous though it is, is filled with distractions. We use the word “distractions” not to say there’s anything “wrong” with your planet. There is not. Despite appearances, your world is growing and evolving swiftly into a much higher vibration, a higher consciousness — as are all of you individually.

However, because your outer world is so “busy” today, you often forget you also have an inner world.

What is this inner world? It’s your connection, your alignment with your higher selves, your spirits.

In fact, there really is no world “out there.” All your experience “out there” is simply a projection of what’s “in here” — within your body, mind, and spirit.

If you’re experiencing inner turmoil you, knowingly or unknowingly, project that turmoil into what seems to be your outer world, your physical experiences. But the source of all of it is always within. As that Sanskrit phrase puts it, “aham brahmasmi” — “I am the universe.”

Therefore the key to remaining peaceful — or, in John’s words — to achieving “the peaceful mind” — is to find inner peace. The peaceful mind creates a peaceful world.

In our opinion, the best way to achieve the peaceful mind — and a peaceful life within and without — is meditation.

Meditation quiets your mind, your body, your vibration. It puts you in touch with your spirit or higher selves — or, if you prefer — God.

The benefits of meditation are many. They include an improved sense of overall well-being, because you are living only in the present moment. Which is all you have anyway. In your peaceful meditative state there is no past, no future — only now.

When you are fully in the present moment, you are fully connected to spirit. Then you will have achieved the peaceful mind.

If you meditate please share your experiences with it. If you do not, would you like to start? Please comment below.

We welcome your comments and thoughtful opinions. Please keep them kind and compassionate. If needed, we’ll edit for clarity. Also, we’ll delete anything we consider inappropriate.

4 Responses

  1. Judith Anderson

    Being Happy in the Moment. Yes.

    One of my favorite Ashleigh Brilliant sayings, which I am finally beginning to understand after 40 years, is “I feel so much better now that I have given up HOPE.”

    I used to find it ironic but now see that HOPE is an emotion connected to the future, and in giving it up, I am not becoming Hopeless, but I am being totally happy in the present.

  2. Judith Anderson

    Yesterday, I was meditating in the dentist’s chair while in the middle of a root canal.

    I was able to lift out and float above the experience and determine what if any pain, stress, anxiety I was feeling.

    It was quite blissful.

    Of the benefits of doing this for so many years is that I have discovered the ability to detach from the outcome of “external” factors and am now disconnecting from the outcomes that seem strictly personal.

    Just before opening John’s post I had read one from a friend, demanding to know If I want to ascend with Earth with all kinds of rigid guidelines as to how to do so, and I felt blissfully unconcerned, realizing that if Earth ascends and I am supposed to go along, I will, and if not, I won’t and both are good.

    My only goals of the moment are to be happy, feel the sunshine’s warmth on my back, and pet my cat. Life is good.

    • John Cali

      Thank you very much, Judith. I love your perspective! Being happy in the moment is the solution to all our problems.


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