IF YOU FELT inner peace and serenity in the past but find yourself losing your sense of spiritual calm, then continue reading and learn how to stay peaceful in the presence of stressors.There once lived a little girl. She loved to play in her garden. She would hug the trees. Play among the flowers. Talk to the bees. And dance with the birds.
She felt at peace.
One day a monster appeared. He ate the birds. Killed the bees. Crushed the flowers. And snapped the trees. The girl cried when she saw what happened.
The garden gave her peace of mind. Now it was gone. And the girl felt chaos. She became sad and afraid. She no longer went outside. She began to ruminate and fell into a state of distress.
Weeks passed until one day she made a life-changing decision.
She decided to find peace from within. She realized that nothing external could ever have power over her – and what happened in the garden was external. She didn’t focus on it anymore. She learned to distance herself from all negativity.
She found intrinsic happiness – the greatest lesson to achieve harmony.
She eventually went outside again. And to her surprise, the garden was back to normal. Even brighter than before. Magical. Sometimes the monsters would come and go. But it didn’t bother her anymore. She felt at peace no matter what happened.
I wrote this short story to explore inner peace in my mind.
You see, peace of mind relates to a conscious state of emotional or spiritual calm despite the potential presence of stressors (i.e. the monsters).
Adversity will test you. No doubt about it. But never look to the outside world for your inner peace. Make peace with yourself and you will find your personal power.
Now let’s look at some ways to help you maintain peaceful control.
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10. Learn from past mistakes to move forward.
Mistakes teach us vital lessons. They help us move forward. Progress.
Imagine a cave dweller who lives in the mountains. One day he leaves the safety of his little cave to find food. He sees a baby bear playing – the first time he’s ever seen one. He moves closer to take a look. Grrrrr… Mamma bear sees the threat and attacks him.
He survives but barely. He returns to his cave having learned a vital lesson. He feels shaken up, but he still needs to go out for food next time. He just avoids baby bears from that day forward. In doing so, he contributes to the survival and growth of humanity because he learned from his mistake.
Mistakes happen. They make you more experienced so you can make wiser decisions. The real mistake is when you ruminate and repeat the same mistake. That’s just stupid.
9. Live in the present to dissolve your worries.
We maintain power in the present. We can avoid anxiety and agony. Because in most cases the illusions of our past and future never turn into something real that could harm us.
In the present, you can take action or inaction. Whichever one you choose doesn’t matter. What’s important is you have the power of choice. And that makes all the difference.
In the present, you have two main options. You can accept the situation and leave it at that. Or you can do something about it right then and there. Both options work in your favor because they both deal in the present.
Pleasure or pain might come from contemplating the past and future. But in the pursuit of inner peace, you must deal with reality – and you can only find truth with the choices you make now – this moment.
8. Be true to attract opportunities.
Life may not be exactly the way you want it to be.
Maybe you expected to accomplish more than you did.
In any case, where you are right now is irrelevant.
What matters is where you want to be.
If you want to improve things, take action.
But first and foremost stay true to yourself.
Then make your vision clear, and move towards that dream with unshakeable faith and perseverance.
Only when you do what you love can you truly prosper.
7. Embrace forgiveness to dissolve resentment.
Forgive the people who wronged you.
When you hold on to anger and resentment, your energy and peace rapidly corrode.
Your feelings of resentment are like a monster.
If you continue to feed the monster, it will continue to grow becoming scarier and more powerful with every bite.
Get rid of your monster by showing forgiveness.
You don’t have to approve of past actions and events.
But, when you forgive, you regain control of your energy and ultimately your inner peace.
6. Never lose faith in what’s possible.
If you question your actions continuously, you’ll feel as if you’re going around in circles.
You can’t keep thinking about what if this happens or what if that happens.
In the end, you’ll find yourself losing confidence and giving up.
Instead, hold fast to your dreams have the faith that you’ll capture them.
Keep your faith in yourself, no matter what happens.
5. Turn down excessive noise to clarify your thoughts.
Life’s background noise can drown out your clarity and thoughts.
You’ll find it difficult to find inner peace if you can’t hear yourself think.
So, I suggest you turn off the TV, switch off the radio, shut down the internet, and turn off your mobile phone for a bit.
Now, spend some time simply being, existing, in silence, while you let your thoughts wander naturally.
One of the best ways I found to silence the noise is to spend time doing Buddhist Walking Meditation in nature.
Nothing quite beats the smell of fresh air, the beautiful shades green and brown, and watching the animals go about their day.
Also, you can try basic Zen meditation.
Meditation encourages many benefits that bring peace.
You release negativity from your mind and instead find harmony and a sense of comfort.
You renew and rejuvenate your body and feel fresher and more capable of coping with whatever life throws your way.
Even meditating just 10 minutes a day will have a profound effect on your health and well-being.
4. Cut out the excessive to make life easier.
No doubt your life get’s pretty hectic.
Whether your friends, family, or work takes up the majority of your time is irrelevant.
What’s important is that you find ways to cut the needless tasks which siphon your time, peace, and happiness.
The best way to accomplish this is the 80/20 rule.
Here’s how it works:
Most things follow an 80/20 rule, as observed by Pareto’s Law.
Pareto’s Law is a mathematical calculation designed to show the distribution of wealth in society.
Apparently, 80% of all wealth and income is produced and possessed by 20% of the population.
The financial implications of this formula aren’t important right now, instead, take a look at how it applies to you.
Well, this principle is weirdly accurate when it comes to all things in life.
For example, 80% of your sadness likely comes from 20% of the people in your life. 80% of your psychological pain probably comes from 20% of your past experiences. 80% of your knowledge is likely gathered from 20% of the information you read. And so on.
Now take a second to grab a piece of paper and a pen, then split your life into segments.
You might include friends, family, work, leisure, etc.
Next, write down the 20% in each segment which challenges your inner peace the most, then remove them from your life.
3. Slow down because life speeds up at times.
When you run from one thing to the next, you don’t leave time for inner peace.
Also, when you rush your mind becomes blocked to new opportunities and adventures.
Take some time to slow down.
Grab a pen and paper and draw up a schedule which gives you time to do nice things for yourself.
It’s not all about work and other people’s needs, you know.
And we forget that sometimes unless we slow down and appreciate the miracle of our existence.
2. Spend time on your own to realign your thoughts.
Your schedule might be busy.
In fact, it probably is.
But when was the last time spent a moment alone with yourself to collect and realign your thoughts.
I find my alone time deeply rejuvenating.
Whether you listen to music, take a walk, or enjoy a candlelit bath.
Any time away from the hustle of life helps clear the mind.
It doesn’t even matter what you choose to do.
As long as it calms your mind and you do it alone.
1. Avoid negative media to let your mind recover.
The news might seem necessary. I believed it was for years.
But these days I limit my exposure to most news sources.
You see, scenes of violence, pain, and suffering make up the majority of news stories on TV and other media outlets.
These images carry a negative vibration.
And you’ll find this bad energy can shift onto you before you.
You won’t find inner peace and joy if you remain watch horrors the entire time.
If you’re searching for spiritual serenity, then take a break from all the tragedies of life and focus on the positives so you can return to a pleasant state.
Take part in activities that make you smile and spread love and happiness in your heart.
Your memories should be happy ones.
On top of that, you should seek to learn and experience beautiful new things at every opportunity.
Inner peace is magical.
When you wake up in the morning, you look forward to your day.
When you talk to people, you radiate love and happiness.
It’s something you should aspire to every day.
So, choose a few ways from the list above and start discovering your inner peace.
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