Peace is the absence of chaos and fear. As we constantly race and stumble our way to the finish line, we often forget how inner peace truly is for balance and happiness. Although all of us love the idea of having peace of mind, we rarely do anything to achieve it.
Inner peace is peace of mind
Inner tranquility is a state of mind where you feel at peace. It is an internalized psychological and spiritual state where you experience calmness and in control of yourself even when stressors are present. It is how we cope with life’s challenges and overcome stress, sadness, anxiety, suffering, and uncertainty to experience bliss, happiness, and contentment.
Inner peace is the point when you can calm the noise inside your head and observe your thoughts and emotions without getting attached to them. It is like looking at the world through our inner spiritual eyes and realizing that we don’t need to be affected by the stress and anxiety of daily life. Peace of mind allows us to cope with physical and mental health issues, pick ourselves up when we fall down and move towards bliss and spirituality. It helps us detach from our chaotic selves, step out of our own self-imposed prison of stress and worry and find peace.
Inner peace is characterized by –
- Being calm, quiet and peaceful, mentally and spiritually
- Not getting affected by negative thoughts, difficult emotions and worries
- Ability to connect with inner self and experiencing happiness & contentment
- Being your authentic self and having clarity of mind
- Letting go of daily stress and anxiety
- Practicing unconditional acceptance of everything in life, while acting to improve life
This mental and spiritual state of calm is not reliant on the absence of problems or conflict, rather on our own ability to find peace and calmness within ourselves at the most chaotic moments.
How you can find inner peace
Peace already exists within all of us. It is a part of our inner self. But as we are focused on searching for peace on the outside instead of looking inside. We keep looking around and keep struggling and stumbling through our lives, even though we possess the gem of peace within us.
The truth is, we don’t need to “find” inner peace, we simply need to be aware of this calmness within us and learn how to strengthen this ability. You don’t need to go to an expensive retreat or to the Himalayas to look for it. You simply need to pause, breathe and look within. Unfortunately, with our chaotic lifestyle and constantly busy schedules, we forget what lies inside us and drown in stress, anxiety, and fear.
Here are a few steps to find peace of mind in your daily life –
1. Accept life as it is
Inner peace starts with being comfortable with who you are. Accepting yourself and letting go of what you cannot control is the key to defeating stress, anxiety, and depression. When you accept what is, you stop struggling, suffering, and resisting your reality. You learn to move forward instead of being stuck in resistance. Letting go allows you to be more energetic & creative and helps you find solutions.
Accept that life is riddled with challenges and obstacles, that you will make mistakes and fail numerous times, that you will learn new ways to deal with problems and that there are no guarantees in life. Accept your own weaknesses and accept others unconditionally. Breathe deeply and let go of your need to control other people and situations. By resisting our reality, we only create more suffering for ourselves. However, by observing life from a detached perspective, we allow solutions to find us instead of us desperately looking for them.