This article is written by Saskia Davis, R.N.
First identified 25 years ago, the INNER PEACE SYNDROME is sweeping nations, worldwide.
Insidious and highly contagious, it creeps silently through societies, infecting one heart at a time. Though no cure has been found, the following preventative measures have been identified: fear, worry, resentment anger, blame, guilt, self pity, attachment to perceptions, people or things, dishonesty with self or others, negative judgements. Regular practice of any of the foregoing has been found to thwart the onset of the inner peace syndrome. Prevention can be furthered by abstaining from certain attitudes and behaviors.
Here is a list of its symptoms:
A tendency to think and act spontaneously rather than on fears based on past experiences
An unmistakable ability to enjoy each moment
A loss of interest in judging other people
A loss of interest in judging self
A loss of interest in interpreting the actions of others
A loss of interest in conflict
A loss of ability to worry
Frequent, overwhelming episodes of appreciation
Contented feelings of connectedness with others & nature
Frequent attacks of smiling
An increasing tendency to let things happen rather than make them happen
An increased susceptibility to love extended by others and the uncontrollable urge to extend it
Be on the lookout for symptoms of inner peace. The hearts of a great many already have been exposed and it is possible that people, everywhere, could come down with it in epidemic proportions. This could pose a serious threat to what, up to now, has been a fairly stable condition of conflict in the world.
If you have some or all of the above symptoms, be advised that your condition of inner peace may be too far advanced to be curable. If you are exposed to anyone exhibiting any of these symptoms, remain exposed only at your own risk.