2 Ramadan 2012: What’s Sustainability again?


They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom. – Confucius

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What do you think of when you hear the word sustainability? Ecological balance? Avoiding depletion or efficient use of resources? We like to take it to a higher, more general, level, which is the ability for something to be sustained … maintained … continued.

We believe that inner peace is not a description used for a specific moment in time, it is something that is attained, acquired and learned, i.e. a character virtue. How often have we felt a moment’s inner peace feeling invincible to then be knocked off by a challenge? a tribulation? All of a sudden, it just feels like that moment of inner peace was only a figment of our imagination.

So, continuing from yesterday’s post, our intention is to seek the answer to sustainable inner peace that perseveres and lasts through the good and the bad, the beautiful and the ugly that makes us feel aware, confident, and committed. We can’t help but think of differing sound waves which may differ in frequencies and amplitudes but have nodes that are fixed in a straight line, that straight line is, sustainable inner peace.