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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The world we live in is becoming more hectic and volatile, as cities and countries become more and more overcrowded, the personal space of an individual is becoming more fraught with friction. Today’s society has become less patient, people are getting used to getting things instantly, from fast food to the latest gadget. This only increases an individuals hunger to fight for whatever they may want. Patience seems to be a thing of the past, and people will do anything to feed their wants and desires.
You do not have to follow the same path as everyone else, you can tread a different path, you can follow the way of the wise, making love, peace and patience your trusty friends. You do not need to argue and fight with life or the world, this will only leave you entrapped within a society that cares more for materialism than the well-being of it’s individuals. Step out of the circle my friend, there is another way, you must drop the need for instant gratification, this only continues the internal fight, which more often than not results in external arguments, be that with your friends and family or a neighbour or work colleagues.
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A lot of people, these days, are under stress. This may be for a variety of reasons from unemployment to juggling childcare and work. Our lives have become busier with the advent of new technology. Some of the gadgets that were invented to make our lives easier, such as mobile phones, have actually made our lives more stressful. How many of you can actually say that you take time to switch off and relax? If you are like the majority of the population, you probably check texts and emails on your mobile phone at least once every hour.
You may not even realise that you have a problem. Perhaps you are on the treadmill of life and have become comfortable in you routine. Perhaps you pour yourself a glass of wine when you get home from work each night to relax. This is not healthy, either, and is just a substitute for the inner peace you are subconsciously trying to achieve. You won’t achieve inner peace by drinking alcohol; it may help to relax you, at first, but when it becomes a habit, it can lead to all sorts of problems. Research has shown that people with highly stressful jobs are more likely to become dependent on alcohol.
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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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It is believed, that the first known use of meditation took place at least 15,000 years ago with hunter-gatherers. Cave paintings have been found showing people lying on the ground in meditation. These people are believed to be shamans who would use meditation to achieve a trance like state; And while in this state, they would consult the spirits for help when they hunted animals for food. The earliest recorded writings about meditation occurred in India about 5,000 years ago. They appear in the Vedas, (Books of Knowledge,) which are sacred Indian scriptures.
During the 6th century BC, Hindu Prince Siddharta Gautama was happy and wealthy. Although he was happy, he learned that not everyone else was satisfied with life. One day he sat down under a tree, folded his legs and began to look deep into his mind. After seven days of meditation, he awoke with new found knowledge. He became known as Buddha. Buddha had learned how to quiet his inner thoughts and develop a strong form of concentration. Buddhism began to spread and the religion and practices of meditation eventually made its way to China and Tibet. Since this time, particularly since the 1960′s and 70′s, the practice of meditation has made its way to the west. Where this beautiful peaceful practice has gained great popularity and respect.
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