Inner Peace Now

Inner Peace Now,

I don’t mean tomorrow or the next day, I mean inner peace now. However, finding inner peace now is a problem. For one thing, in order for you to find inner peace now, you must first find inner silence, but you’ve forgotten exactly what “silence” sounds like.  Secondly, shaking off the clumps of craziness in your mind is nearly impossible, when every day for you is a  labor of Sisyphus. And, thirdly tapping into an inner state of calmness before your head explodes, is hopeless after two shots of espresso.

However, you really want inner peace now and spend a lot of time seeking help. I mean, you’ve read books, articles and listened to every Oprah interview on mindfulness. Why you’d think after digesting all those inner peace tips, quotes, and infographics on the internet alone, you’d be a certified Buddha by now.

Nevertheless, if you’re overwhelmed by the demands others place on you at home, work or both,  and need a little self-TLC, then take a deep breath and start with….

Inner Peace Now

5 Things You Can Start Doing Today

  • 1. Set limits for least important things you do each day. And, a good place to start is by cutting down the number of times you check inboxes, Instagram, Twitter, FaceBook etc. Also, if someone asks you do to something say, “No” if you really don’t have the time.

  • 2. Don’t blow things out of proportion. Overreacting and making situations bigger than they really are causes unnecessary stress. When facing what looks like a mountain ask yourself these questions, “Will this matter in 5 years, 3 years, one-year,six-months, three months, one-month?” You’ll soon realize that things aren’t as bad as you first thought. 

  • 3. Fall in Love with a Relaxation Technique and Marry ItThe relaxation response is the opposite of the stress response. While the stress response prepares you impending danger, the relaxation response puts you in a state of extreme rest. But, you have to cultivate and practice relaxation in order to reap its benefits. In other words, reading blog posts about relaxation techniques and thinking to yourself that one day you’ll give them a try, doesn’t cut it. Find something you love, exercise, yoga, deep-breathing, listening to music, or a long walk and practice it every day.

  • 4. Slow It Down If you slow down while walking, or talking,  you’ll feel less stressed. The same is true for other things you do every day such as working at your desk or eating.

  • 5. Tidy Your Space, Tidy up Your MindTake 10 minutes to organize your desk or a cluttered area in whatever room you’re in. A simplified, neat and ordered space around you makes your mind clearer.

Inner Peace Now-It’s All About Balance

Although reading self-help books, pinning inspirational quotes to your computer screen and practicing relaxation techniques are helpful stress management tools, using the tools alone aren’t enough.

The key to achieving a peaceful mind is realizing that “stress” doesn’t exist.

That is to say,

There is no such thing as stress; there’s only you thinking stressful thoughts.

Stress isn’t something you can order on Amazon, pour in a glass, touch see or smell. Stress lives inside you.

If your goal in life is finding inner peace now than you need to change the way you perceive the world. Because when you start changing the way you perceive the world, the world you perceive changes.

Inner Peace Now-Being Out of Balance

Although stress doesn’t exist in the external world, it has a profound effect on the peoples’ lives.  In fact, one out of six people in the US take medication for stress-related symptoms.

Furthermore,  The National Center for Health Statistics found that women are nearly twice as likely to be filling prescriptions for one or more of the symptoms listed below:

  • Fatigue

  • Heart Palpitations

  • Indigestion

  • Diarrhea

  • Constipation

  • Nervousness

  • Overeating

  • Nail-Biting

  • Pulling out hair

  • Loss of appetite 

  • Insomnia

  • Anxiety

  • Irritability

  • Panic

  • Moodiness

  • Memory Lapses

  • Concentration Difficulties

  • Ulcers

  • Obsessive Compulsive Behavior

  • Outbursts of Rage

Inner Peace Now-A life Unbalanced

Are you…

  • Taking medication to manage any of the symptoms listed above.
  • Irritated because you don’t enjoy the life you worked so hard to attain.
  • Spending your days running around in an endless circle.
  • Constantly striving in life, but feel as if you’re never arriving.

Then you’re feeling the effects of a living an unbalanced life. So, where do you begin? Of course, you can try stress-reducing strategies, such as meditation, yoga or exercise. And, make changes to your diet and sleep schedule. But, getting your life in balance isn’t only about changing your behavior.

Inner Peace Now-

What and How You Think

What Emerson says is true, “you become what you think about all day lone”. Yet,  how you think all day long is as important as what you think all day long. All your thoughts have weight. Some thoughts are heavier and more intense than other thoughts,

Let’s suppose that-

Your thought is, “I want to be a person who has no signs of stress“. And on a scale of 10, with 1 representing your head exploding and 10 representing a Zen Master, your thought is a 10. I mean, you REALLY want peaceful mastery.

You begin filling your head with positive thoughts.

Whenever you get stuck in negative thinking you repeat positive affirmations.

Such as-

  • My thoughts are calm and under control.

  • My mind is tranquil, serene and stress-free.

  • Stress-free thinking is natural for me.

 

But, being aware of what you’re thinking is only have the job. You also need to concentrate on how you’re supporting those what thoughts.

Thoughts such as-

  • I never have enough time.

  • Why can’t I get it together?

  • I never get anything right.

 

These are not balanced and peaceful thoughts.

In fact, your how thoughts, (or your appraisal thoughts) are direct opposites of your what thoughts. In other words, they’re not aligned and out of balance. Although what you’re thinking is at a 10, how you’re thinking is much lower than 10, maybe a 2 or 3.What you need to learn is how to match what you’re thinking about how you’re thinking about what you thinking.

In short, if you fail to align your thoughts, the weight of the dominant thoughts will tip the scale away from a balanced life. How you live your life will remain out of balance. And it’s unlikely you will achieve inner peace now or ever. 

Inner Peace Now- The Art of  Being and Becoming

If your what and how thoughts lead you to live a medicated, yet still stressful life, here’s a suggestion. 

There is nothing to do. Just be. Do nothing. Be. I do not even say “be yourself” since you do not know yourself. Just be.

Achieving the balance between your desire for inner-peace now and the demands of your life require practicing the art of being and becoming.

Inner Peace Now -Being Peace

Getting inner peace now isn’t something you get by making a few changes in your daily habits. In addition, it has little or nothing to do with the people around you or your environment. Finding peace in your life is an inner attitude that you can access anytime once you learn to silence the constant inner dialogue in your head.

 

Your body is a container for peaceful thoughts

 

You don’t need to change your thoughts as much as you need to learn that…

 

Your natural state is being at Peace

 

Make a commitment to yourself…

 

 Not to allow daily life’s hassles, disruptions, or events separate you from your natural state of being. 

 

Give yourself some slack in your continual search for inner peace now. Ease up om buying self-help books, memorizing quotes and practicing anything labeled “mindful”. Don’t’ get me wrong, books, quotes, mindful activities all have their purpose and place. 

 In other words…

 Start being inner peace now.

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