Inner Peace and the Awareness of the Present Moment – New Article

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Meditating by the oceanSimply by perceiving the moment we can feel the beauty that emanates from consciousness, as inner peace is a quality of consciousness. If we perceive the whole we can be aware not only of the world we are in at that moment, but also our thoughts, feelings and emotions, and by observing these we can discover much about ourselves.

While we are not aware we lose out on both inner learning and the feelings of peace that consciousness could bring.

A deeply spiritual inner peace is not in its root a quality of an emotion, nor of a thought, nor is it an idea or a belief, or the absence of conflict. It is a quality of consciousness found within a perception that is clear of the ego.

Consciousness experiences the form of dimensional existence most lucidly through the mechanism of a clear mind, and it’s most felt when we are aware in the present moment.

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By | 2015-07-23T13:50:28+00:00 August 23rd, 2013|consciousness and personal development|15 Comments

About the Author:

Mark Pritchard is an author and practitioner of the ancient spirituality of the sun. He's been teaching since 1990, has been dedicated to spiritual practice for decades, and has had metaphysical experiences since childhood. He has authored a number of books on out-of-body experiences, consciousness, and spiritual awakening, including an earlier edition of The Astral Codex which became a bestseller in its genre, and Gazing into the Eternal which was a finalist in the Best Book Awards 2009 in spirituality. He has appeared on over 70 radio and television programs internationally, and writes with the name Belsebuub, which is the name of his spirit/soul/consciousness.

15 Comments

  1. Karim November 5, 2014 at 3:14 pm - Reply

    Lovely article to read again.

    A general mistake I used to make quite a bit was that I just tried to force myself into perceiving the present moment. I was then obviously taken away from it very soon, and then again and again I made myself notice the external world around me. So (to a degree) ignoring self observation and being unaware of the inner subconscious that would take me away.
    And although useful for perceiving the present moment which is great, there’s not really a progression or growth in it.

    “Consciousness exists not simply to perceive but to acquire knowledge of its own existence as an individual part of the source consciousness.”

    Over time I’ve seen more and more how self-observation in the moment, and the overall study of oneself, is key to maintaining awareness more naturally and acquiring knowledge of oneself and learning. So instead of just being taken away by an unseen force, we can see the specific detail or echo in the moment and even know of the bigger network behind it, and can thus deal with it better and even overcome it. And as a result maintaining our inner peace more easily.

    Because what’s the point if we can perceive life at certain level now, and 20 years later can still only perceive at the same level? A very scary thought for me really. So best to put all efforts into being aware right now, activating consciousness which can learn in the moment from self-observation, learning from all the darkness that comes up, transforming it, and growing.

  2. Dara September 11, 2013 at 1:51 pm - Reply

    Thanks for this article.

    The line, “Awareness functions as a whole, while the mind divides…” struck a chord with me when I read it, as if I were remembering all of a sudden, oh yeah, that’s right, that’s how it goes.

    There are actually so many relevant and inspiring points in here, and it’s given me fresh motivation to approach awareness and see what I can learn about it. It’s such a simple and beautiful practice but it can definitely get clogged up by thinking too much.

  3. Gabrielle August 27, 2013 at 8:37 pm - Reply

    Thanks for this article, as it helps to bring perspective on inner peace, awareness, and self-knowledge. I found this paragraph particularly intriguing:

    “A deeply spiritual inner peace is not in its root a quality of an emotion, nor of a thought, nor is it an idea or a belief, or the absence of conflict. It is a quality of consciousness found within a perception that is clear of the ego.”

    It helps to hear it in these terms because, for me at least, the pursuit of peace is challenging because it can be easy to confuse it with something it is not. I have experienced it in this way that you describe. This article also helped me to remember what real inner peace feels like so I feel motivated to put forth the efforts to experience it.

    • David September 4, 2013 at 8:36 am - Reply

      This article also helped me to remember what real inner peace feels like so I feel motivated to put forth the efforts to experience it.

      This article helped me remember this too! It seems like a lot of the time when I think I’m at peace there’s underlying thoughts going on and it takes a bit to break through them and get to true peaceful feelings from the consciousness.

  4. Layla August 27, 2013 at 1:46 pm - Reply

    Insights like this that are given crystal clear are are so rare online… and yet I felt that I was eating only the crumbs.

    I found this is a great help to tackle the very hectic daily life situations to get the most out of the day, which I really appreciate and its great timing for me personally.

    I also found this section “Consciousness exists not simply to perceive but to acquire knowledge of its own existence as an individual part of the source consciousness.” to be the crux of what’s missing in the global truth search. Its a very powerful statement and one that I hope will help more people to seek to experience it.

  5. Alexandros August 27, 2013 at 11:42 am - Reply

    Thank you Belsebuub

  6. David August 25, 2013 at 5:03 am - Reply

    Thank you for the reminder about the inherent simplicity of awareness, but how it’s so easily complicated!

    It is difficult to maintain awareness through all the different things that we go through in a day, but what’s most useful is to develop and maintain the sense of awareness of your inner states, which is self-observation.

    This bit stood out to me too, looking forward to exploring a bit more! 🙂

  7. Jonathan August 25, 2013 at 12:25 am - Reply

    I’ve found you can miss out on self-observation by thinking that you’re “being aware”, and then a lot of inner states go missed. Takes quite an effort to keeping looking within and seeing, but it’s well worth it.

  8. Jordan August 24, 2013 at 1:28 am - Reply

    Wouldn’t it be a great day when, “the blissful feelings of higher consciousness become permanent and it helps us to perceive and overcome the darkness of the subconscious within.” Until that time, it really is a struggle, but it is definitely worth it as those feelings do shine through from time to time as a result of practice and carry you through until the next time they arise, and so on, and so on. Gaining self-knowledge has been very useful as well, as it has helped me not only understand myself, but also to gain a better understanding of those around me and what really motivates our words and actions.

    • Jenny R August 30, 2013 at 7:43 pm - Reply

      “Consciousness experiences the form of dimensional existence most lucidly through the mechanism of a clear mind, and it’s most felt when we are aware in the present moment.
      Awareness functions as a whole, while the mind divides…”

      I found the above a valuable reminder. Sometimes things can get so complicated in the mind. Like, you can go on for so long wondering “why can’t I just be aware?” or thinking about “how you should be more aware,”etc. Meanwhile, all that’s needed in those moments is to BE aware. So simple. Writing this is nothing new. It’s a realization I keep coming to over and over throughout the years. Yet, I still fall for all these complicating thoughts in the mind all the time!

      It really would be a great day when, “the blissful feelings of higher consciousness become permanent and it helps us to perceive and overcome the darkness of the subconscious within.”

      • Vida September 2, 2013 at 7:52 pm - Reply

        What you’ve said Jenny about just to ‘BE’ aware has been sticking with me the last few days. I read this article and your comment and found such a huge relief in a way because something that has been an underlying issue for me is the way my mind over complicates things which ends up just smothering the real potential of being in the present moment. It’s a relief to see past my thoughts about being aware and just focus on actually experiencing the present moment instead.

        Great article. Thanks Belsebuub

  9. Lori August 23, 2013 at 5:16 pm - Reply

    It’s unbelievable, but after I started reading more articles and studying the books, and make practices more often, many questions have arisen, as well as the answers to them on new articles and publications, as well as this.Yesterday, I wondered how it is possible to stay in the here and now the whole day? And reading this article I see that I have to practice more and more.
    Thanks for helping me.

    • Julian K August 24, 2013 at 3:20 am - Reply

      I’ve wondered that a lot, as well. This article really gives a lot of hope, and helps me see that the ideal of being aware the whole day is impossible without connecting to the higher consciousness. In a way that’s a big releif, because I sometimes feel like I’m doing it wrong. It seems like the key is really self-observation, through which you can understand and get rid of the elements that take you out of awareness.

      • David September 4, 2013 at 8:29 am - Reply

        It seems like the key is really self-observation

        That bit stood out to me to Julian. I just went for a walk, and trying to be peaceful, or to have a clear mind seems like it’s almost impossible without understanding the thoughts and states that stop them.

        • Julian Kingman September 6, 2013 at 1:48 am - Reply

          I was just having a conversation the other day about this. It seems like without self knowledge, any spiritual achievements are just temporary, and in the end futile/pointless, as the same states will come back regardless of observing or even asking for the elimination.

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