“We don’t realize that, somewhere within us all, there does exist a supreme self who is eternally at peace.”― Elizabeth Gilbert
Life is unpredictable. The world is becoming a chaotic struggle and many of us are running the race in the fear of being left out. We have long working hours, more virtual media and minimal peace of mind. The only way to deal with it is by becoming unflappable.
It is bliss, you know, to be able to stay peaceful even in the hardest times of your lives. This is what we call INNER PEACE.
Finding the Inner Peace
“Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.”― Gautama Buddha
This one quote from Buddha might have solved half of your problem, right?
We, humans, tend to lose our temper over the smallest things. We find ourselves stuck in the cloud of inner and outer chaos, which is harder to come out of. The life that we’re living reminds us of how our plans never worked out and how situations turn upside down in a matter of seconds.
This life has the capability of turning sadness to happiness and happiness to sadness in milliseconds. We cannot change it. What we can do is make ourselves become indifferent to these sorrows by finding the inner peace.
Essentials of Finding the Inner Peace:
The very first step in finding the inner peace is accepting yourself and others just the way they are. Everyone’s born with some capabilities and some incapabilities, some good traits and some bad ones, including you. So, if we see things from more deep perspective then it occurs to me that we all are created equal if measured on the scale of the ratio of good and bad. Therefore, it is not wise to try to change any person as it will bring two of you into an uncomfortable state of being. Just accept yourself and people the way they are.
2. Know the art of surrendering
Sometimes you have to stop resisting and fighting to get things in order. Struggling, resisting, and fighting complicates things and blocks your creativity. You can never find an optimal solution until you are stressed up. Detach yourself from the person or situation and try to view it with a different perspective. Surrender yourself and let the things be.
3. Leave nothing in the middle
Leaving things unaccomplished will always consume you. Accomplishment doesn’t mean to complete something that you have started even if you don’t feel like. It means there must be nothing unresolved on your side. If you want to leave it, you have to be sure why you want to leave it and why leaving it was better than completing it. Leave nothing unresolved. Stay clear about your choices.
4. Tell the truth
Always tell the truth because even the shortest lie will consume you from inside even if it has no way of coming out. Often, the things you keep inside start rotting first. The truth might hurt you for a while but a lie will consume you forever. Staying true to you and others will eternally set your mind on peace.
5. Learn the art of forgiveness and letting go
You can’t just live with the regrets of past and mistakes that have been made by you or by the people you love. Learn how to forgive others and more importantly yourself for the mistakes you have made. Hating people for their mistakes and cursing yourself for yours will always hurt you more. Instead, use these mistakes to learn a lesson. Once the lesson is learned, let them go.
Inner Peace can only be found within and it comes with your thoughts and things to do. So, think twice before taking any action to make sure that doing something doesn’t hurt your inner peace.
If you are able to follow all above steps, you can become truly unflappable and that’s where you will be able to live the life to the fullest.
Albert Einstein rightly said, “Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.”