The Importance of Finding Inner Peace
I can’t begin to stress the important of inner peace.
Inner peace is that mindset where one is in equilibrium. It’s that point where ones actions and thoughts are stable, and everything one does is done in a fluid and balanced way. It’s the point where one is in harmony with oneself and therefore is in harmony with the entire universe.
This is something we all should strive to pursue; because once inner peace is attained, life becomes a whole lot better.
Let your soul expand, let your heart reach out to others in loving and generous warmth, and great and lasting will be your joy, and all prosperity will come to you. -James Allen
Before we Begin
Before I begin to explain the actual process to attaining inner peace, it is important that you first prepare yourself. Understand these three things:
- Finding inner peace is not easy; it’s actually one of the most difficult things to find in life and you should be prepared for a challenge
- This is going to be a process, so be prepared for a slow but firm progression
- Inner peace can only be found if you are decisively ready to change yourself. So keep your mind open and be ready for some new experiences
How to find Inner Peace
Finally we are here. Follow these 5 strategies to find inner peace in your life:
1. Conquer your Thoughts
Thoughts determine our state of mind and therefore are directly correlated with our level of peace. This is why you should become very cautious over what you think and how you think. You must learn to weed all the unproductive and negative thoughts and replace them with more positive, peaceful ones.
It might seem odd or tedious at first but overtime this screening process will be very beneficial and will eventually come naturally.
We don't live in a world of reality; we live in a world of perceptions. - Gerald J. Simmons
2. Accept the Unchangeable
There is no point in complaining or worrying about things you can’t change. This is one of the many reasons why people don’t have inner peace. They keep trying to change the unchangeable and therefore rather than gaining, they destroy their peace of mind.
This is why you must learn to be more accepting and find your limits in life. Only once you work in a boundary will you ever find true peace.
3. Work with the Flow
Working against the flow of things only brings stress and anxiety. Now this doesn’t mean that you stop being creative or imaginative but it simply means you don’t try to over force things.
Take everything one day at time and be patient with life. Use the pace of life to your advantage and work with it.
Flow with whatever may happen and let your mind be free. Stay centered by accepting whatever you are doing. This is the ultimate. – Zhuangzi
Simplification and peace go hand in hand. Our modern lives tend to get over cluttered and we have a tendency to end up doing a lot of unnecessary things.
Try to unclutter your life and only do what is truly important. This will not just make you feel good about yourself as you will be doing self-rewarding things but you will actually become more peaceful.
Our life is frittered away by detail... simplify, simplify. - Henry David Thoreau
5. Give Generously
I personally find this strategy the most beneficial. Giving is fundamental to attaining peace. When you give you forget your sense of self, and it is only when you forget your sense of self that you find true peace and attain harmony.
Give generously and you will become not just more peaceful, but you will in return receive more.
I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver. - Maya Angelou