So many times we are overwhelmed by just daily living and the stresses of it. I would like to be able to find inner peace like so many other people out there. What I find is my biggest problem is actually finding the time for ME. Finding time to explore my inner peace.
Inner peace is having a sense of abundance. That does not mean having a lot of money, a lot of friends or anything of the sort, it is finding peace within yourself, soul searching. It’s a “state of being” we can all accomplish if we just take the time. It also requires a bit of patience in a world of immediate gratification.
To find inner peace you need to be in a relaxed environment. My place of relaxation is on the beach. Being I live on the East Coast in the mid Atlantic states, we do not get to enjoy the beach as often as warmer regions of the states. So I imagine being on the beach, by closing my eyes and hearing the waves of the ocean in my mind. I put myself in this place when I have 5 minutes of alone time.
The biggest obstacle of finding this peace are anxieties from the past, present and future. When our minds are racing and we are thinking of all the things we have to get done, we can never truly experience the “here and now”, how sad being that life is so short. That is why it is so important for me to take this 5 minutes every day, it kind of centers me and connects me to me and my surroundings.
The first step in finding inner peace is to be thankful, thankful for all the things you have in your life. Thankful for the abundance in your life. It can be as simple as being able to log into your computer to have time to read blogs, or thankful that the sun is shining, or as complex as thankful that you overcame a life threatening illness. When you are being and thinking about things you are thankful for, you are living in the moment.
The key is shutting off your mind to everything else that is making you crazy. The day to day things need to take a back seat, just for a little while to allow you to be in “the moment”. Inner peace is only available to those who have the ability to turn off all the noise in their mind. Inner peace has to be a conscience choice, an inner desire but everyone is capable if they want it bad enough.
Be responsible for your own thoughts, emotions, actions and words. Learn from life’s lessons instead of blaming or crediting others for things happening in your world. Practice praising yourself, no matter how difficult the task may seem, after doing it a few times it will come easy.
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