The pursuit of the horizon of peace

Earthly desires play a mean trick on you. Why? Unchaperoned by higher aspirations, they are always predicated on “if this…”, followed by the conditional “then that”. But what you invariably discover is an inexhaustible perpetuation of the desire without any satisfaction along the way. Each step carries you further along the continuum of restless obscurity, and along the way the desire is further aggravated to fever heat so that you suddenly look up and find yourself one-mile along the road, but a thousand times more agitated. Peace is always that horizon you can never seem to reach. So you convince yourself that should you quicken your pace, you will get there faster. But here also you find yourself only more exhausted, restless, less satisfied and unhappy. In this moment of utter despondency, fatigue and hopelessness, you finally cast yourself down in weariness. Surrendering, a realization suddenly strikes you…

According to geography, every point on this earth is actually a horizon depending on where you stand and at what distance another gazes. Therefore you realize you have actually been standing on the horizon of peace that, all along, you have ardently been seeking with your whole heart. That each moment you always hurried from and trampled on this peace just to endlessly seek the shadow of what you thought it was. Humiliated, ashamed, yet liberated and grateful, you then recognize all the guidance you have ever received was only trying to guide you toward experiencing the happiness that lies in the moment. The happiness in which there is to be found that longed-for horizon of peace.

So you have always been running, just to finally recognize where you stood all along!

~Ikenna Q Ezealah

About Ikenna Q Ezealah

Ikenna Q Ezealah is a writer, author and essayist whose themes embrace human-spiritual development.
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