Finding Inner Peace
To live in peace is to graciously let go of all unnecessary dramas and worries, and accept your way of life as God’s word that this is the path you’re meant to be walking.
It’s learning to achieve self-acceptance, knowing that people fail and nobody’s perfect, so you sure as hell aren’t going to try to be.
Finding inner peace is a journey that leads you through many tests and hardships to learn how to overcome difficult times on your way to a peaceful life.
It’s finding a nice quiet place just for yourself where you can go and calm your nerves every time you feel yourself getting riled up.
Do you recall the last time you peacefully and calmly reacted to a situation that would normally wreak havoc on your mind?
Do you have a habit of letting your anxiety and anger get the better of you and completely take over in situations where a peaceful reaction would garner better results?
If so, you’re not alone in your frustration.
Achieving inner peace is no easy task and getting to that place takes hard work, dedication, and honesty within yourself.
Getting to a peaceful place in your mind is what helps you grow as a person.
It helps you weed out toxic people and improve your quality of life.
Taking it one day at a time is a crucial step because at the end of the day, it’s all about you and the balance you create in your life.
You don’t have to rush it, you just have to live it every day.
Peace is for everybody – that’s the beauty of it! It’s learning to accept yourself and all sentient beings around you in all of their imperfect existence.
Living your everyday life consciously aware of the fact that you’re not going to bother yourself with unimportant things and that your peace of mind always comes first.
It’s about not overreacting when your family member tells you unwelcome news.
It’s ignoring social media and the way it glorifies fake ideals and edited beauty.
Peaceful existence is taking a deep breath every time you’re about to let your anger out and counting to five on your way to calming down.
Every time you’re about to do something questionable, ask yourself if it’s worth it getting yourself all worked up for it.
And most of the time, you’ll find that the answer is no.
And this is how you’re training your mind to react in the most peaceful way possible to any potentially disturbing scenario you may encounter.
Some people wrongly believe that they’re not deserving of that peaceful existence.
They are extremely hard on themselves and strongly believe that they simply did too many bad things that prevent them from the luxury of inner peace.
But they’re wrong. In the eyes of Jesus Christ, we are all equal and worthy of any and every chance for love, peace, and harmony.
We all deserve a chance at redemption.
As I’ve already mentioned, nobody on this earth is perfect.
Life doesn’t come with a set of instructions and making mistakes is how we learn, grow, and mature.
If you don’t think you deserve to live in peace, these are probably your main reasonings – and why they’re wrong.
You believe you missed your chance and that it’s too late for you.
Well, I’m here to tell you that you’re wide of the mark!
It’s never too late for a second chance.
It’s never too late to change your ways and embrace a positive change.
Quite the contrary, being willing to find good in yourself and crave a peaceful existence is a sign that you’re already on your way.
Never give up on working on your well-being.
You are worthy and you are deserving.
You believe that you’re not capable of finding inner peace.
Let me tell you a little secret. We’re all scared and nobody knows what they’re doing half the time.
It may appear as if we do from the outside, but we’re all just trying our best and finding what works for us along the way.
At the end of the day, there’s no rulebook on how to lead the perfect life.
But learning from your mistakes is a good start.
Step by step and you’ll get there.
There are too many toxic people out there stifling your growth.
Yes, the world is a complex place.
There are toxic people at every corner trying to disturb any peace they encounter, but unfortunately, you cannot do anything about those individuals.
What you CAN do is learn to stay away from them and cut them out of your life.
Surround yourself with positive, kind, and nurturing people who only wish to help you grow and learn on your way to a better life.
Hopefully, by now you’ve come around and realized that you’re just as deserving of a peaceful life as any other person.
Your way of life is what speaks volumes about you as a person.
When you embrace positive changes and choose to learn to overcome difficult situations in the healthiest, most peaceful way, you’re promising yourself a chance for a brighter future.
You are telling yourself that you believe in the power of change and that you’re more than worthy of it.
Sure, there’ll always be troubling individuals stifling your growth and trying to mess up your plans.
But the part of a peaceful existence is precisely that – learning to let go of toxic people and focusing on yourself and those closest to you when your patience is tested.
Once you choose peace over confrontation and walking away instead of reacting poorly, you are growing as a person.
God has created you exactly the way you are for a specific, divine purpose.
Don’t you wish to uncover it?
The best way to do so is by following these 5 steps that will lead you to a life of peace, harmony, and solidarity.
Find your inner peace and enrich your existence by believing in yourself and your ability to change.
Simply start by implementing these 5 key steps in your daily life.
1. Know your true self
Nobody knows or understands you and what makes you tick better than you.
The face you put on when you go out into the world is one thing, but who are you when nobody’s watching?
Everybody has two different faces, and one is not necessarily better or worse than the other.
But as you socialize and mingle with a wide variety of vastly different people, you tend to acclimate to their expectations of you so as not to disappoint them.
That’s a thing everybody does completely subconsciously, which reflects their need for validation and acceptance.
Everybody secretly wants to be accepted by everyone they encounter and that’s why most people never show their true face.
But that’s wrong because it doesn’t let you be yourself, which deteriorates your personal growth.
Find out who you truly are and remain faithful to that version of yourself.
The person you are when nobody’s watching should be the person you introduce to others, as that is authentically you!
This is what will help you find peace within yourself and create a new outlook on life that will bring you more joy and calmness.
2. Believe that you can do whatever you set your mind to
To live in peace is to believe in oneself.
Don’t keep yourself from reaching your maximum potential due to your unsubstantiated doubts about your abilities.
You are much more capable than you give yourself credit.
If you want to pursue your dream of becoming an artist, go for it.
If you dream about making a change in the world, find out the best way you can start doing something on that front.
Bottom line? Don’t give up before you’ve even given yourself a chance to be successful!
You can do so much more than you think.
And once you start living your dream and start making changes that will propel you to unseen heights, you’ll understand how peaceful your existence can truly be.
Inner peace starts with you.
The way you see yourself, the way you talk to yourself and how you encourage yourself to go on when it becomes challenging.
Give yourself a break and move forward with a positive outlook on whatever you set your mind to.
3. Surround yourself with encouraging and empowering people
If you haven’t already, now is the best time to get rid of any and all toxic people that may be poisoning your thinking and way of life.
If you wish to live in peace, you need to be in an environment that supports that.
And the first step is being around genuine people who have your best interests at heart and whose sole purpose regarding you is to help you find your way again.
Let go of negativity, toxicity, and stress.
Forget about those who have done you wrong and trust that God always has a plan.
Don’t wish revenge upon anyone as it only means taking two steps backwards in your growth.
Trust in the higher power. Trust that everyone will eventually get what they deserve.
Focus on having a small, yet meaningful circle of people whose presence will put your mind at ease.
At the end of the day, who we surround ourselves with is who we ultimately become.
So be mindful of that and reevaluate your circle. Make sure it’s as real and genuine as you believe it to be.
4. Forgive yourself for any mistakes you’ve made along the way
We’re all human. We all err and nobody on this earth is flawless.
Some mistakes are bigger than others, but once it’s done, there’s not much you can do about it, other than work on making yourself better and stronger.
Let your mistakes be your guiding light to a better, more peaceful life.
Look at everything you may have screwed up in your life as a lesson on what never to do again.
If you want to make amends and are firm in your decision to own up to your misdoings, you are already halfway there.
When you learn to truly forgive yourself, you’ll be closer to a peaceful existence than you’ve ever been before.
Difficult times make us all do things we never thought we’d to. It happens.
But if you are genuinely sorry and you know that it doesn’t define you as a person, you’ll help yourself move on to a new life where you’ll know better and act smarter.
5. Nurture a calm and patient attitude
Once you’ve learned how to be kinder to yourself, it’s time to practice what you preach.
It’s one thing to want to be better, kinder, and more forgiving, but it’s a whole other thing making it a way of life.
When you find yourself in situations that are challenging, frustrating, and not to your liking, how are you going to react?
Are you going to be able to channel that peace you’ve worked so hard on maintaining and react in a peaceful manner?
Are you going to be able to put yourself in the other person’s shoes and see where they’re coming from?
If you believe that the answers to these are yes, then you may be ready to test yourself.
Put yourself in a situation that would normally drive you mad, and try to find another way to reach a solution.
Instead of going off on that person, try to find reasoning behind their actions.
Try to remind yourself that this is a mistake that is completely fixable, and that the way you react to it is mostly affecting you.
Train your thoughts to always see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Once you start consciously living your life this way, it’ll become a habit that will change your life in a million beautiful ways.
Implement what you’ve learned here and you’ll be able to live in peace and harmony with a clear mind and a full, forgiving heart.