New Page -- 6 August 2003
Updated -- 11 August 2004
Again -- 1 May 2006
And yet again -- 15 October 2009
The symptoms of inner peace  are:
Contented feelings of connectedness with God and others,
An unmistakable ability to enjoy each moment,
An unmistakable ability to enjoy each moment -- even when the moment is slightly repetitive,
A loss of interest in judging self,
A loss of interest in conflict,
A loss of interest in interpreting the actions of others,
A loss of interest in all those back taxes you owe,
A loss of ability to worry -- particularly about income taxes,
Frequent, overwhelming episodes of appreciation,
Frequent attacks of smiling through the eyes of the heart,
Increasing susceptibility to love extended by others as well as the uncontrollable urge to extend love -- as in philandering,
An increasing tendency to let things happen rather than make them happen, and
An unaccountable urge to laugh out loud (and not turn to observe the expressions on the faces of your co-workers).
One external link which specifically requested inclusion within this page is www.trueawakening.org. One its many attributes is an unaccountable desire to discover links to "Gulliver" and "Laputa". It has also been said that "by virtue of the resources and unlearning offered by the Supreme Exalted Chancellor and staff of the Foundation for World Awakening, many people find [the above] symptoms rapidly accumulating. One might suspect that an additional indicator of inner peace is the ability to smile at: "the Supreme Exalted..."
Then there's the "Message from Forever" (Bee Lake, in Marlo Morgan's Mutant Message from Forever):
The ten "thou shalt" rules for all humans include:
You just never know where you're going to find peace, not to mention wisdom. Or awe. Or better yet, humor (remember number five above).
References:  Some time after the fact, it was discovered that the acknowledged author of these symptoms was Saskia Davis, located at symptomsofinnerpeace.net. Accordingly, it is important to note that SYMPTOMS OF INNER PEACE is copyrighted 1984 Saskia Davis. Ms. Davis has graciously allowed the above edited excerpts to be posted on this website. For the complete, original version &/or contact info for reprint permission, you can go to her website."
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