“When you make peace with yourself, you make peace with the world. ”– Maha Ghosananda.
I always felt in a constant battle with the world or particularly with my own life. It always seemed to me that the world is full of negativity. I woke up in the morning to the everyday news of someone getting robbed and murdered, women getting raped or a natural calamity halting the city. When I proceeded on with my day, everyday life sometimes took a toll on me. Things affected me, people annoyed me and I was in an utter state of confusion as to why isn’t there any peace in my life?
I felt as a puppet on a string which isn’t in my control.
I couldn’t understand why there was some drama always going on in my life or the lives of those I loved.
I struggled with my life and went with the flow instead of taking things in my control and changing them. I forgot that I’m always in charge, that I can change the course of my life in any way that I want, that I’m strong and capable of achieving anything. Most importantly, I understood that I deserve to be happy.
Over time, I somehow realised that the way you look at things affects you severely. I learned that by bringing about some changes I could feel peace within me even if that wasn’t always forever.
Nature has all the answers
Have you ever been in close contact with nature?
Like going for a walk to the forest, or watching the sunset on the beach or go trekking?
Or my favorite stargazing?
I love gazing at those diamonds in the sky and introspecting. It makes me realise how there are more important things to do in life than what we do all day.
Nature helps us to find ourselves. We get busy hiding in our own constructed cemented boxes that we often forget where we come from. Feel the sunshine on your face, the rain on your naked skin, and it might help you find the answers you have always sought after. It will help you resolve the chaos in your head and help you attain peace.
Live in the present moment:
We have quite forgotten how to live in the present without letting our mind drift off to an another time frame. We tend to look back and yearn for the days gone by, trying to get one last chance to say or do things that we haven’t while we had the chance.
We get so caught up in the past because we did not allow to live those pasts when they were our presents.
We also seem to look and figure out what lies ahead of us, the future. We’re scared of what it holds for us. The worst part of living in the past or the future is that we lose the power of controlling the present and creating the future.
Living in the moment means doing or feeling or seeing something what is right in front of you, in your surroundings.
Let go of perfectionism:
Perfection is an illusion. Nothing in this world is perfect. Even the most smoothest of surface has tiny grooves in them. While striving for excellence is a good motivation, chasing perfectionism is not. Be imperfectly perfect.
Monitor your thoughts and be positive:
We often believe that we have no control over our thoughts or our emotions but this is not true. We are always in our control, we can change our thoughts if we can recognise them and the root cause of them. Stay calm and pay attention to your emotions and you have the power to modify your thoughts and convert them into positive energy. Stay positive and follow the law of attraction.
There is a lot of negativity and craziness in life if you let them be but you can change your perspective by learning to live at peace with yourself.
Peace comes from the change within you.
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