Everyone wants to achieve peace. Peace of mind is something we all hope for, but like most things, it takes a little work to achieve. Peace doesn’t have to be created it is always present within all of us, but unfortunately we often let destructive emotions take over.
In recent years I have been tested, challenged, faced setbacks and the people I cared for, loved and had faith left, emotionally losing I was in deep negative pool. But, I decided to hold myself together. Finding the light and in search of peace. I started to Travel alone. Talking to people and listening to them.
Soon knowing I was not alone. According to me, the main reasons why we lose our peace of mind is fear, wanting to be perfect, holding on to resentment and anger, being too busy, resisting challenges, regrets and most of times over thinking.
Over the years to point I control my thoughts, taking the negatives to positives and controlling the emotions. Standing at a point where I am just Unflappable. That is such a wonderfully descriptive word. Exuding inner calm in most circumstances. Being fully present with everyone and accepting of myself and others. Understanding that “many of us exist in a cloud of internal and external chaos”.
Inner peace is more about being than doing. It’s about leaning toward rather than struggling against. It’s about being fully present and focused on the task at hand. The rewards of inner peace are numerous. They include mental and physical health and well-being, self-confidence, better relationships, and a more intense and joyful experience of life.
Here are some things to practice the actions that lead to inner peace in order to sustain it:
- Surrender and accept what is.
- Meditation and music.
- Take full responsibility for how you react to others.
- Observe and listen.
- Ease your expectations.
- Tell the entire truth.
- Become aware of and sensitive to feelings rather than ignoring them.
- Step over nothing, even the small stuff.
- Open up to someone you trust.
- Prioritize peace ahead of performance.
- Learn to trust yourself.
- Use hope to drive positive action.
- Take a few steps back and give yourself time.
- Look for the beginning in every ending.
A wise man once said, “Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.” Today is a new beginning; treat it that way. Stop thinking about what might have been and starting looking at what can be.
Say to yourself: “Dear Past, thank you for all the life lessons you have taught me. Dear Future, I am ready now!” Because a great beginning always occurs at the exact moment you thought would be the end of everything. Find it, and you’ll achieve an unshakable freedom within you!
As you find inner peace for yourself, you become a model for others and spread the seeds of peace everywhere you go.