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Finding Inner Peace And Happiness

All you need is peace
Wouldn't be great if everyone got along and we were finally able to achieve world peace? Yes it would be great, but that's probably not going to happen any time soon.

With all the things going on in the world and in our own lives, it's nearly impossible to find any kind of peace and tranquility.

We're constantly confronted with various challenges and obstacles, and most of them are way beyond our control. We'd all like to believe that we are in control, but we're really not. And that reality just adds more stress and fear to our already turbulent and fragile emotions, and that in turn makes inner peace even more elusive and difficult to achieve.

In addition to all the things that are going on around us, our mind is usually racing with our thoughts. If it's not one thing, it's another, but we are always thinking about something. These days everything seems to be more and more out of our control.

So what can we do to stop the madness?
We may not be able to control most things that are external to us, but it is definitely within our control to strive for inner peace, calmness, and tranquility.

Besides the basic necessities of life, achieving and maintaining a state of inner peace is one of the most important things you can do to enrich your life. Living in a peaceful state of mind has a positive effect on all the other aspects of your life-wellness. It can significantly improve your physical and mental health, spiritual experiences, social interactions and networking abilities, occupational and financial conditions, and your outlook towards how to treat your environment.

It's difficult to sustain a state of inner peace, but it is well worth the effort, because the results can change and enhance your life immensely.

What is inner peace?
Although your mind is usually in flux and racing with thoughts, it is possible to calm and quiet the mind and achieve a peaceful state of tranquility.

Inner peace allows you to see, experience, and be mindful of what really matters and what's really important in life. Having inner peace, allows you to both see and take in all that's going on around you in a way that would be extremely difficult if you were nervous, anxious, or heightened. It brings about clarity and vision so that you can see life, and all the things within it, for what it really is, a beautiful and amazing journey filled with all kinds of people and experiences. It's difficult to take it all in while you're stressed out, nervous and anxious. And if you do, it's probably going to be a distorted version of reality, and what really happened. Your memory is probably going to reflect the feelings and emotions you had during the experience, i.e. stressed out, nervous, and anxious. In that state of mind, you're creating negative experiences and memories.

Being in a calm and peaceful state helps you to put things in their proper perspective, so you can deal with the onslaught of challenges that you have to confront on a daily basis. With all that is going on around you and within you, you may not always be able to reach a state of total calmness and peacefulness, but you can calm down enough to cope with your situation, and make the most out of it.

Inner peace allows you to remain calm even while turmoil may exist all around you. Being in a state of peace allows you to cope and deal with problems and issues more effectively.

Being in a calm state of mind allows you to see and absorb everything that's going on within you as well as all around you. With a clear view and a clear mind, you're in a better position to give unconditional love, and that is truly a wonderful thing.

Being peaceful and calm is healthy for you, and being nervous and anxious is unhealthy for you. It is unhealthy to be consistently stressed out and be filled with anxiety, and that is common sense if you think about it.

Why does it feel like time slows down when you are calm and peaceful?
Although you cannot alter time, being peaceful and calm allows you to be present and in the moment, taking in all that the experience or situation has to offer, Being in the moment allows you to make the most out of each minute that you have. You're not really slowing time down, but it can feel like you are, and that's important, especially since your lifetime is limited.

How can I achieve inner peace?
Inner peace is a state of mind and it can be achieved in several different ways, but quieting the mind usually involves some type of meditation. The term meditation basically means to focus and control your thoughts, in an effort to stop the mind from wandering or from becoming hyper-intense.

Try to find a quite place where you can meditate or a place where you can relax and compose your thoughts. It's important to take mini mental breaks throughout the day, and especially right before you go to sleep and right after you wake up. The quality of sleep and how you wake up effect how you start your day. There is usually a domino effect, where one thing affects the next thing either in a positive or a negative way.

How can I remain in a state of inner peace and remain actively involved with everything in my life?
You can still do everything you want to do but inner piece determines whether you're going to be calm and lucid, or nervous and hyper while you're doing it. To a large extent, it's really up to you.

You can still do all the things that life has to offer, including being excited and having fun, but the trick is to always return to a peaceful state of being.

What are some of the benefits of being calm and peaceful?
Being calm allows you to have more control of yourself (mentally and physically) and the situation that you are in. Being more in control means that you can think better and move faster with less mistakes and errors. You're never totally in control of anything, but being more in control is possible.

Being in a calm state also allows you to mentally capture everything that is going on internally and all around you. Being nervous and hyper only clouds your mind and negatively impacts your body. It can also negatively impact your social and occupational wellness.

In addition to practicing meditation, it's important to treat everything in life with respect and to that end, mentally and physically approach everything you do with care, and mindfulness.

Do what you need to do, but do it with a certain style using graceful, flowing movements and techniques. If possible, study how people in certain eastern cultures, such as the Japanese and the Chinese, move with beautiful graceful style. It's as though each movement has meaning and structure, as though it displays art and reflects the beauty in life .

They use the graceful and deliberate movements in their everyday activities, and also in special practices such as Tai Chi. They use graceful, fluid movements in practically everything that they do. These movements define who they are, their culture, and how to live life. They are taught as children to make these deliberate movements, unlike any other culture in the world. They're able to put beauty and meaning into everything that they do, while others take things for granted.

It is my personal belief that moving the way that they do helps them to create art, structure and beauty, and that cultivates inner peace.

Below are a few tips and proverbs:
Using smooth, fluid-like and deliberate movements in everything you do, well help minimize the harsh, and sometimes rough experiences that you encounter in life.

Your attitude and how you go about doing every little thing matters. It's not just what you do, but how you do it that's important. Using brute force and raw strength in everything you do, only shows the lack of understanding and ignorance in how to go about doing things correctly.

It's important to care about everything, but don't get caught up in the meaningless bullshit of everyday life. If you do, you will never fully get what you need out of life, and that would be a real shame.

Becoming intense and complicating things only creates negativity. Remaining calm and simplifying things, creates positive situations and positive results.

A person cannot find inner peace without acceptance. Acceptance does not mean to be complacent, it means to change the things that are within your control, accept the things that are out of your control, and have the wisdom to know the difference.

Accept who you are, how you're doing, and all that is external to you and then build from there. (Your external environment in this case includes everything that is outside of you body and mind.)

Be grateful for who you are and what you have, for focusing on what you don't have will prohibit you from achieving inner peace within your life.

If you can choose between being at peace or being nervous, why wouldn't you choose being at peace, so you can benefit from all the positive things that come with it?

As with many other things in life, finding inner peace is an ongoing work in progress. It is common to experience inner peace more easily at certain times in our lives than at others, so don't be discouraged and just keep trying. The more you practice. the more you'll develop your skills and techniques. And that will help you in your quest towards finding and sustaining inner peace.

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