Listen to “Peaceful Coexistence in your Inner and Outer Worlds”.
Peace starts with peace of mind and living peacefully begins by thinking peacefully. Finding and maintaining inner peace gives us strength and provides the fortitude we need to bring hope and peace to a troubled world.
Peace is the result of retraining your mind to process life as it is, rather than as you think it should be.
The most profound impact of inner peace is the peace it spreads to the world around us. Peace between families, communities, and countries begins with each individual. Inner peace is contagious. As you find inner peace for yourself, you become a model for others and sow the seeds of peace everywhere you go.
Daily life can be busy, chaotic and, at times, overwhelming and sometimes trying to bring just a little more inner peace and calmness into your life can seem like a distant dream. However, it doesn’t have to be that way. Small and smart changes can make a big difference over time.
Here are 6 ways to bring inner peace into even the busiest schedules:
1. Make inner peace your priority
Even if you feel as though you don’t have time, try to make your inner peace a priority. Schedule time to focus on your needs and ensure that you put yourself first.
2. Find a relaxation technique that works for you.
Breathing practices and yoga help to release tension and can recharge you during otherwise tiring days.
Find what works for you. Some of the most common relaxation choices are long walks, listening to music, workouts, meditation and going for a swim. Find the technique that you enjoy and do it. You should enjoy what you do to increase the chances of turning it into a habit.
3. Unclutter your world and your mind.
Clutter can play a significant role in how we feel about our homes, workplaces, and ourselves. Messy homes and workspaces leave us feeling anxious, helpless, and overwhelmed.
The clutter that fills your mind can be just as destructive as real-world clutter that surrounds you.
4. Connect to nature
Planet earth is one big ecosystem that connects everything and everyone. Our breath and heartbeat are constant reminders of life’s pulsing rhythm that moves around and within us.
The more you live in alignment with nature and its biological rhythms, the smoother your life will flow. We know that, deep down, human beings have a strong connection to nature, and we know that strengthening that link has a positive impact on our well-being.
5. Cultivate a relationship with yourself
While we are social creatures, our relationships to ourselves are foundational to all other relationships, including that with the natural world.
Checking in with yourself daily to see how you are feeling and what you think about your life will make you happier and reduce stress. Being kind to yourself and having a good relationship with you will make all your relationships with other people run more smoothly.
Meditation is based on the idea of paying attention to your inner experiences. These can be thoughts, sensations or emotions. Anything that passes through the mind is the internal stimuli that you pay attention to. Meditation is the way to inner and outer peace that enables you to coexist in harmony with all life.