Inner Peace Now
Inner Peace Now is a tough nut to crack. It’s like the sixty-four thousand dollar question; “How do I shake off the clumps of craziness in my mind and tap into an inner state of calmness?” It’s baffling isn’t it? Why, with all the tips, quotes and infographics on the internet, we still walk around with minds tied up in knots?
You may have noticed that I’ve talked about wellness on the site a lot this year. It’s so important to maintain your health – mental and physical – and that includes finding inner peace. This isn’t something you just have one day, but cultivate with routine wellness practices and constant self-discovery.
Eckhart Tolle TV is dedicated to providing you with the resources to put his teachings into practice everyday to transform your life, which ultimately transforms the world. In his GPS Guide below, Eckhart Tolle shows you how to find inner peace through meditation.
When things go bad, we have a tendency to focus on all the negative thoughts racing through our minds. It’s just easier to let that negativity take control as opposed to fighting back with positive thoughts.
Some people have discovered how to find inner peace now. Why here in LA you can walk by any breakfast café’ on Santa Monica Boulevard and see a slew of people who are so calm they seem to be floating on a personal cloud of inner peace. Well, it’s either inner peace, indifference or intoxication.
What’s Stopping you from finding inner peace now?
The top 5 reasons you can’t connect to your inner peace now
- Thinking that you’re required to do away with all the lunacy in your life. Stop thinking that all the madness you encounter throughout your day is bad. Try thinking of craziness as someone who’s blocking your way. Simply say, “Excuse me, I need to get through” and walk past the madness.
- Trying to cope with feeling overwhelmed while still attempting to get everything done. If all the things you want to do and need to do are urgent, the chatter in your head gets out of control. It’s like a group of 5-year-olds on 10 gallons of Kool-Aid, without a nap! Remember you can only do one thing at a time. The key is learning how to prioritize. Learning how to map out your tasks is a big step to finding inner peace now. If you’re having difficulty finding inner peace now, I’m sure one of the reasons is you’re doing things for other people before you get things done for yourself. The system I recommend for scheduling is the Eisenhower Matrix System. Please remember a system is a tool for you to use, not a magic genie in a bottle. Stick to your list and time frame. Complete what you can in your time frame, then stop and return to it the next day.
- You’re making excuses for what you’re not doing. You can make up some pretty creative ways to excuse away your fear. Be willing to face your fear. As long as there is something you fear tucked away in the back of your mind, you can’t have inner peace now. Are you making excuses for not confronting the things you fear? Do you have a list of reasons for staying in an unhealthy relationship, a job you hate or living a life wishing for something more? Ask yourself, “What am I afraid of that makes me stay in this place?” Make a list of your answers and work on finding solutions. Seek help from a friend, trusted family member or professional; take an action. Say, “no” to your “shoulds”, “coulds”,”woulds”, and “maybes”.
- You’re angry feelings for someone have no end. Clinging on to angry feelings takes a greet deal of time and energy. First, you stop speaking to them. Stewing in your hostility fuels your bad feelings, So, you decide to kick it up a notch, avoiding and not acknowledging the person’s existence. After a while, the,”I’ll hate you forever” plan gets very tiring. Remember the anger you have been yours. You’re angry because you felt someone treated you unfairly. If you want you healthy and fulfilling relationships, let go of expectations and learn how to set boundaries. Let people know what you need and want and then it’s their choice how to fulfill your requests. You have to learn the power that comes from surrendering your need for controlling other people’s actions.
- You don’t know how to let go.
Are you holding on to something or someone from the past? When something or someone no longer has a purpose in your life, it will begin to spoil and turn toxic. Toxins are bad for your heath. Good health and well-being are two essential ingredients for achieving a sense of inner peace. If holding on is disturbing your peace of mind it makes sense to let go. Begin breaking the chains that bind you to the past one day at a time. Make the choice that just for today you’ll stop wasting your energy on anything or anyone in your life that no longer serves a purpose. If one day is too much, make the choice to surrender attachments for one hour at a time.