Wisdom’s simple path to
perfect inner peace!
The tattoo on my arm says “Change your mind… Change your life”. I’m not sure who came up with the concept but I do know the first time I heard it was in a John Mellencamp song; Your Life is Now. Great tune about living life with the understanding that it’s your turn to make a difference in this world.
Literary statistics indicate that I have only three pages to convince you that this is a book you’ll want to continue reading and not quit. This means I only have three pages to pique your interest and to prove to you that this simple book can drastically change your life to a life filled with wisdom and perfect inner peace. That’s a tall order. There are millions of books out there by authors much more capable than me. And still of those books, most people read the first three pages and quit. So please read the next three pages with an open mind and try, just try, to recognize the profound wisdom and inner peace you can attain by simply recognizing what the evidence suggests are the FFFacts.
Ever had an epiphany rocked the foundation of your world? Mine came as a result of reading one particular book: A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking. For the first time in my life, I basically understood the absolute magnificence of the universe. Terms like the Big Bang, the afterglow, the time-space continuum, dark matter, etc., finally made sense. Everything that seemed so complicated had just been simplified for my layman’s understanding. And this meant that my existence in the universe would also never be the same. This was game changing information.
Surprisingly, the most profound aspect of my new discovery was not so much that I now understood the idiosyncrasies of the universe but more importantly that complicated topics like physics could be explained in layman’s terms. Terms so that average Joes like me could understand. So there was the epiphany. Instead of reading the mundane physics text book, just let Hawking read it and then simplify it so I can understand. Brilliant! Big discovery in my world.
The next game changer that rocked my world was more of a kick in the nuts than an epiphany. I had about a five year battle with alcoholism and like most alcoholics, I lost the war. And as is usually the case, I came dangerously close to losing everything I that meant the most to me.
Once I sobered up, and other things became more important than a 12 pack of Miller Lite, I found myself totally intrigued with the meaning and purpose of my life. This was unusual for me. As someone who really could give a rat’s ass about anything in life, I was now unmistakably compelled to learn more about a host of topics like religion, and politics. Topics that most people care about but rarely dig for answers. I now found myself digging for brilliant authors like Steven Hawking and became enamored with the simplicity of the answers I was discovering. Answers that I clearly understood but answers that others had most likely not yet found.
As I continued to sober and read, I discovered what I believe is a “simple path of wisdom to perfect inner peace”. And now I want to share that discovery with you.
Most authors have one simple goal in mind. Make a difference in the world with what you’ve written. So, I am no different than other book authors other than my goal at the outset was a little more grandiose. I thought my path of wisdom to perfect inner peace could not only make a difference in the reader’s mind but it could save the world. Well if not save the world then at least it would postpone the armageddon.
And honestly, in the back of my mind, I still believe the FFFacts can save the world but I’ve scaled my goal back to something much more attainable. I’ve decided to
Subtitle: Wisdom’s simple path to perfect inner peace.
This subtitle means that perfect inner peace can be achieved through a new understanding. A simple new understanding of how the world works and your role in it. A new understanding, or wisdom, is all that you need because perfect inner peace is a state of mind that requires nothing from your external world. It’s all on you. You, and only you need to “choose” peace. That sounds simple enough but rarely is that the case. The external world is fraught with strife and the discipline required to partition oneself from the chaos is difficult.
You don’t need to partition yourself. Wisdom’s path is to “Accept life on life’s terms”. I first came across this concept in reading the AA Big Book. It’s a premise that suggests that all disruption in your inner peace is a result of resisting life’s terms rather than accepting life on life’s terms. The evidence suggests that this is correct. This means that you can choose not to believe it but you can’t refute it with evidence. I use the term the “evidence suggests” a lot throughout this book. I do that because accepting life on life’s terms typically means accepting evidence that indicates something is true.
Now, if you are going to accept life on life’s terms, you need to understand, or gain “wisdom” about life. Most of us don’t necessarily care about the matters of life. We float along letting days pass by not concerning ourselves with the details of life…
FFFacts: Faith, Freedom, Finance – Alleviating Confusion over Truth and Selfishness
Confusion – con·fu·sion/noun
1. Lack of understanding; uncertainty.
2. The state of being bewildered or unclear in one’s mind about something.
Illusion – il·lu·sion/noun
1. A thing that is or is likely to be wrongly perceived or interpreted by the senses.
2. A deceptive appearance or impression: A false idea or belief.
Delusion – de·lu·sion/noun
1. An idiosyncratic belief or impression that is firmly maintained despite being contradicted by what is generally accepted as reality or rational argument, typically a symptom of mental disorder.
FFFacts – facts/acronym
1. Self-evident truth regarding faith, freedom, and finance.
2. Eliminates confusion providing peace.
Self-evident – self-ev·i·dent/adjective
1. Not needing to be demonstrated or explained; obvious.
2. Can not be refuted with evidence.
Strife – Recognizing confusion in life and how it disrupts our peace.
All strife, the absence of peace, is caused by confusion. You too can eliminate strife and find peace in your life with a simple new recognition of the FFFacts.
It’s true. Regardless of your faith, your beliefs, or your circumstances in life, you can eliminate confusion and achieve peace by simply recognizing self-evident truth regarding faith, freedom, and finance.
Confusion prevents peace.
Confusion within – Are you depressed? Are you an alcoholic or addict? Are you angry? Are you simply frustrated with the unfairness of life? Are you frustrated with God? Are you annoyed that people think there’s a God?
Confusion with others – Are you fighting with your kids, parents, or neighbors? Are you amazed at the selfishness of others? Are you frustrated with the greed in the world?
World confusion – Are you concerned about the direction of America? Are you frustrated that others don’t understand or share your political beliefs? Are you concerned about ISIS? Are you appalled by the American Government?
Testimonial – “You opened up my eyes to different ways of looking at things – I strongly believe fate put you in my path so I could use this new perspective shift to handle the obstacles that have come my way.” Carrie Gauthier- Seattle WA
Are you confused? All of the women in the image below recognize the tunnel through the land of confusion to the place of perfect inner peace.