About 25 years ago, I read a lovely little book called “Love is Letting Go of Fear”. At just 130 pages or so (many of them illustrations!), it was incredibly brief and awesomely powerful. Many of the great truths are simplicity incarnate, the challenge is not to intellectually know them but to incorporate them fully into the fabric of our daily lives (i.e. To DO as well as we know for to know and not do is to not know). 

We all seek happiness, a key component of which is inner peace and contentment. The passage below is related to the message of “Love is Letting Go of Fear”; I’ve always found it very centering so I share it with you.

Signs & Symptoms of Inner Peace 

– 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 and 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


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.  © 1984