Peace cannot be enforced from outside or come as a result of external circumstances. It is a consequence of how we are (within ourselves). The most noteworthy work is to calm the chattering mind! Everything else will come on its own. Peace of mind is not situational and it does not mean that one will not go through tough times in life. True peace of mind is not contingent upon circumstances. It is more about how you perceive things and control your emotions. It’s about mastering control over your mind and learning to first, accept pain and then be willing to go through the transformational stage that is ahead of you. Once you lean in and pay attention to the root cause of your anxiety, you can begin to make deep, lasting changes for healing.
“It isn’t enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn’t enough to believe in it. One must work at it.” —Eleanor Roosevelt
Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding. True happiness is the spontaneous feeling of joy that comes from knowing you are doing the right thing and leading a divine life. Spend time with people you love and trust for the fact that healthy relationships majorly contribute to one’s peace of mind. Love unconditionally, when you don’t expect anything back, it makes it easier to love without fear. Insecurities destroy the peace of mind. Finding internal peace begins with identifying what makes you feel calm. Consider activities you enjoy that leave you with a sense of peace and calm. Indulge in your favourite pass time activities that can boost your peace of mind daily by helping you recharge and relax and help you become more focused on your personal needs.
Practice self-reflection. Allow and accept change. Accept people for who they are. And most importantly, let go of difficult and negative people and toxic relationships. When we are constantly in a battle with our mind and wandering through thoughts and escaping what needs to be accepted, we experience trouble and less happiness. Hence, a relaxed mind is ideal to lead a peaceful life. Abraham Maslow, a prominent psychologist known for his contribution to humanistic psychology once said, “A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write if he is to be ultimately happy”. There is so much depth in this sentence, the goal is to find ultimate happiness which is crucial to experiencing peace and mental calmness. Inner peace is linked to achieving self-actualisation.
It is not about being extremely rich or achieving the highest status but being able to fully achieve one’s personal potential. When you find that state of balance in your life, you’ll have the ability to bing a clear judgement when dealing with difficult situations. A calm mind and peaceful mind will help you navigate through life’s turbulent waters smoothly and effortlessly.
Shoot for the moon, and if you miss, you’ll still land among the stars.