Life is a struggle because we make it so by having a distorted view of seeking peace outside ourself. When an inward view is developed as primary, the struggle is no more and the world becomes our sanctuary.
Everyone has the ability to awaken to their higher self, but this is contingent on the amount of noise that one is attached to. Obviously the more noise, the less chance there is for one to become aware of their higher self. What exactly is this higher self? This is just my understanding; when a person understands the impermanence of any material object including life itself, it allows another dimension to become the view of one’s life. It isn’t a special or magical view, it is a clear view that isn’t blocked by attachment.
Most of us because of our conditioning have developed the view of the material world. It’s not a right or wrong view, it’s a developed one. If you are content with this so be it, but what if you’re not, then what? Where do you go from here? The only place you can go is inward. There isn’t anything outside of you that will give you answers. You higher self is the discovery of your true self, of an inner projection of love. When it is said that we were created in the image of God, visualize yourself as an image of love; spreading love wherever you go. Loving whoever you come in contact with; understanding wherever you stand is holy ground and love is the nature of the land. And this is for all, not a select few, so our entire planet is holy ground and it should be treated as such, but is it?
Our higher self is the stillness beneath the noise of our thoughts, this isn’t noticed until there is stillness to get beneath the noise. If you’re not developing a discipline that allows stillness, there will only be noise. The higher self will never come into being. This is not to say there has to be complete stillness, most will never get there, but there has to be enough stillness to allow the higher self to emerge. Stillness is in everyone, but the noise of the world makes it inaccessible for most. It is why the noise of the world is the noise of world, because so many are in the grip of it and have it as their primary view of life. As long as people, which is what makes up the world, view life in this way, we will never evolve to our higher self, nor will our world.
If there is ever to be peace individually and worldly we must evolve to the level where stillness is the primary way we view life. When our peace emerges it become a projection to a world that is our holy sanctuary. Its the world we live in, so if it isn’t our sanctuary then we don’t have one. After all is this not what our struggle with ourself is? We are looking for a sanctuary that is already there, but we are looking for it from a view that doesn’t allow it to be seen. Find the tools that allow for the primary view to be of stillness and you will find what you have always been looking for. And when you find this, you will realize you are on holy ground, because it’s the world we live in that’s our sanctuary.