“Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Many of us yearn for inner peace. Many of us is still in search of it. But, the ongoing question is, how do we attain it? Is it something that we can have overnight? Let’s talk about that.
We need to first define it. What is Inner Peace?
Inner peace is not a state of passivity, and certainly does not make life dull or boring. On the contrary, it makes you more conscious , alive, and happy. It helps you live life more fully.
Here is how Wikipedia defines it:
Inner peace (or peace of mind) refers to a deliberate state of psychological or spiritual calm despite the potential presence of stressors. Being "at peace" is considered by many to be healthy (homeostasis) and the opposite of being stressed or anxious.”
Inner peace means amongst other things, is not overthinking and too much analyzing of every situation. It means no running from one thought to another, constantly contemplating about some past incident, no constant dwelling on hurts and what people said or did. It means no waste of time, energy and attention on unimportant and meaningless thoughts.
Isn’t it better than being stressed, anxious when your mind is speeding from one thought to another?
The Mind is like a room crammed with a lot of things
Suppose your room is crammed with furniture, books, papers, and a lot of junk. There is no free space, and you can hardly move in it.
After living in this room for some time, you get used to it, no matter how uncomfortable and unpleasant it is. You might dislike it sometimes, but you do nothing to clean or rearrange it.
This is the state of your mind. It is crammed with thoughts, fears, worries, and endless thinking. There is no room for new, different thoughts. It is in a state of tension and stress, always jumping from one thought to another, like a butterfly hopping from one flower to another.
Imagine that one day you decide to clean your room.
You take everything out of your room, emptying it completely. Now the room seems very big without all the stuff in it.
You clean and wash it, and then put back only the essential stuff. How do you feel now, when you are in your room? Isn’t there an exhilarating feeling of joy? There is a lot of space, you can move freely and find everything easily.
Suddenly you realize that you live in a big room, and this gives you a great feeling of joy and power. You realize that you were living in a limited and crammed environment. Now, there is more air, more space, and you can move and walk freely in the room.
This affects your whole life, because it gives you a feeling of freedom and more control over your life.
Did you lose anything of importance in this process? No, you lost absolutely nothing. You only gained a lot.
It is the same with your mind. When you empty it of unnecessary thoughts, fears and worries, your mind will be free, and you will enjoy inner peace. It would not be crammed with unnecessary thoughts and junk, which limit you and waste your time and energy.
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