I have known some people who have found internal peace.
Inner peace (or peace of mind) refers to a deliberate state of psychological or spiritual calm despite the potential presence of stressors. Being "at peace" is. Finding peace of mind takes effort and awareness. Here are forty ways to achieve inner calm and peace of mind.
They exude an inner calm even in the most trying circumstances. They are fully present with everyone — gentle and accepting of themselves and others. They are slow to anger. He is a role model of inner peace for me.
There's a scene in which Atticus, the small town attorney defending a falsely accused black man, encounters Bob Ewell, the low-life white farmer who is the accuser. With spittle covering his glasses, he doesn't say a word but reaches for something in his pocket while staring at Bob Ewell. Ewell flinches thinking Atticus is going to hit him, but instead Atticus pulls out a handkerchief and calmly wipes his face and glasses, then walks away.
Not many people could maintain that state of equanimity in such a situation. He is a book character after all. What I love about Atticus Finch is that he knows who he is and has inner peace with that. He doesn't have to prove himself by indulging in anger or retribution. So many of us exist in a cloud of internal and external chaos. Our lives are so over-scheduled that we go about our days frantic and preoccupied. It's hard to relax or fully enjoy life with all of the distractions and upsets.
In fact, you've probably known people who are prone to creating problems and crises. They even get off on the drama in a weird, unhealthy way. But inside they feel anxious, unsettled, and rarely content. Small disruptions morph into major issues. Someone spitting in their face would cause a tsunami.
Others are born with a disposition that is calm and not prone to agitation. That's a lucky head-start, but lasting inner peace and the desire to make it a priority in life is a learned trait. In a culture that venerates busyness and constant stimulation, you have to make peace a priority if you want to reap the benefits. Finding 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.
Whatever gives your life meaning, give it to someone freely. I will no longer be an ostrich head in the sand and ignoring everything , but I will also not allow distractions and noise to prevent me from having peace of mind. Not a single thought occurs in my mind at that moment. Design by Joshua Denney. October Learn how and when to remove this template message. Retrieved from " https:
The rewards of finding 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. Most of us want these things, but sometimes we must shift our perceptions of ourselves and how we live in order to create an environment to foster inner peace.
Once we make the shift, we must practice the actions that lead to inner peace in order to sustain it.
As opposed to just having things finished, completely clear up the larger unresolved issues personally and professionally that sap your energy and create other problems in your life. You will feel a weight come off your shoulders. Rather than resisting and fighting, just stop struggling. Resistance blocks energy and creativity. How can you find a solution when you are flailing about and tensed up?
Unhook yourself from the situation or person and view it from a detached perspective.
Other people don't make you behave in a certain way. You choose your behavior. Decide who you want to be in all circumstances. Mentally prepare yourself and plan for a calm, unflappable response even during trying times. This means your own feelings as well as others. Don't shove away feelings because they are uncomfortable. They are sending you a message.
Take time to poke around those feelings to discover what is behind them. If you don't, the feelings will come back in more unpleasant ways and really disrupt your peace. Resist editing, lying, or translating.
Lay it on the table in a gentle and authentic way to yourself and others. Hiding the truth doesn't serve you in the long run. Staying true to your integrity brings peace of mind. Distinguish between your self versus your mind, ego, needs or past experience. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. October Learn how and when to remove this template message. Inner Peace, World Peace: Essays on Buddhism and Nonviolence.
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