For a long time now I have wanted to do my own thing. By that I mean write inspirational blogs, speak and inspire people, yet every time I get an opportunity to step up, the voice in my head gets louder ‘who would want to listen’, ‘what have you got to say that people would want to hear.’
Having come from a dark place to one where there is now light, I figure if I can help one person with my journey then I will have achieved something. I am learning that rather than focusing on ourselves and our feelings of inadequacy we need to focus on the bigger picture and who we can help and how we can serve.
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As individuals we all deal with stress, difficult situations and people differently. How quick we are to anger or how easily we are provoked, can depend on a number of factors. One is personality; Inherited personality traits and environment. Another can be learned behaviour. For example, those people who come from family backgrounds in which anger is often demonstrated; will believe that this is normal. They may also see it as a very effective way of getting what they want.
Though I believe we all have our own inner moral compass which tells us when something is not right, there will be some immature or emotionally weak individuals who will use aggressive tactics to get what they want, without thought or care for another person. Rather then using gentle persuasion or debate.
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Peace is one of those things that most of us try to find, yet it sometimes seems to elude us. A lot of the time, we are at fault because we don’t let peace and quiet into our lives; we check our text messages while we watch television and eat a microwave meal at the same time, for instance. How is this going to help us achieve inner peace? As our lives become busier, multi-tasking has become the in thing. We are encouraged to do more than one thing at once, to save us time, yet most of us fill this extra time with more of the same. If we carry on like this, we are heading for burnout.
What is internal peace?
Internal peace is the sort of peace that makes us feel calm and centred. It enables us to cope with the stresses and strains that everyday life throws at us. You will notice the difference in somebody who has managed to find internal peace, because their life seems to run smoothly. They always seem so happy and carefree when you see them. They radiate good health and seem comfortable in their own skin. You can have this too, if you open up your mind and heart to achieving internal peace for yourself.
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Meditation is something that you do to help clear your mind and give yourself a sense of peace and calm. The traditional form of meditation is what most people think of when they first learn about how to meditate.
If you are new to meditation, you may feel nervous; however, meditation is nothing to be scared of. A lot of people may tell you it is dangerous and you will be opening yourself up to a lot of unwanted psychic energy – this is not true at all. Meditation is a way of dealing with your daily worries and anxieties, so you feel better about yourself. After your first meditation session you should feel calmer and more relaxed. It is also common to feel a wonderful sense of peace during your meditation; if you experience this calming sensation you will want to practice meditating on a regular basis.
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How to live life; lovingly, mindfully and completely in the present, is something that people seem to find very difficult if not impossible do. We live in an age where everything is geared towards the future. Planning for the future, worrying about the future, and saving for the future. While it is sensible to make financial provisions for those rainy days. Living your life constantly looking over the horizon or worrying about what is around the corner, is detrimental for our mental health. So many of us spend our time thinking so much about tomorrow; that we do not enjoy or appreciate today!
What does living mindfully mean? Mindfulness is a practice taken largely from Buddhism but anyone, with any belief system, can enjoy the benefits of mindfulness. Mindfulness is the practice of becoming more aware of the present moment, rather than dwelling in the past or projecting into the future. Mindfulness is about being aware of your thoughts, but rather then allowing them to carry you off forward or backward you observe them, you acknowledge them but you do not attach any emotion to them. You then let them go. Mindfulness is about being grounded in the present moment.
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You must learn to see hardship differently. As they say you cannot make an omelet without breaking a few eggs. So what makes you think that you will become wise unless you pass through the trials and tribulations of life.
You might not care for becoming wise, you might just want peace and calm in your life, yet you have to start somewhere to change what has gone wrong. You need to become stronger not weaker. You need to bend with life like the blade of grass. There is no need to become hard and heartless, this will just bring you more sorrow.