Inner Peace, isn’t that what we’d all love to experience consistently as we weave our paths through everything life gives us?
The good news is it is far simpler to attain than many of our outer (material or physical) goals.
The bad news is that simple isn’t always easy!
Attaining inner peace is not easy because it means replacing old habits with new, and that requires dedicated commitment.
But the benefits are absolutely worth the effort.
Inner peace gives you the ability to live your life with a sense of happiness, satisfaction and fulfillment which is not disturbed or influenced by outside events.
How do you acquire it?
By living your life authentically, not how others think you should.
To experience inner peace, we also need to be able to let go of guilt and anger. Forgive yourself and forgive others.
Feeling guilty about past actions won’t change them and won’t make anybody feel any better (either you or the person whom you’ve hurt, or who hurt you).
Do what you can to put things right, resolve to do better in the future and move on.
Likewise, letting go of anger or grudges will bring about a surprising sense of peace.
Think about it – how does holding onto these negative emotions help you?
And do you think they hurt those against whom you hold them more than they hurt you? Not at all. They are your emotions and you are the only person whom they can harm.
Of course, it can be very difficult to let go when someone has hurt you, and this is where you may need to seek some professional support to guide you in resolving your wounding.
And with a little bit of practice, you may even find yourself getting less annoyed or angry with people in future.
When you can shrug things off and not take things personally (it’s really about them, and not you at all), you’ll have a greater sense of inner peace.
Our happiness is determined by how we think about the events in our lives, rather than by the events themselves.
This will take a lot of practice but with patience and persistence you will develop a lighter inner dialogue, that promotes a feeling of well being and inner peace, and the world will feel like a far better place to live in!