How to Find Inner Peace

I have revised today, one of my older articles about inner peace, titled, “How to Find Inner Peace and balance”. Here is an excerpt from the article: Inner peace and balance are of great importance in everyone’s life. They are highly valued by most people, though really few possess them. However, everyone can develop them, … Continue Reading…

Peace Comes From Within

Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without. – Buddha –

  • If you have more money, would you be more peaceful?
  • If you achieve your dreams, would you experience more peace?
  • Do you think that you enjoy a state of inner peace, only after you are financially secure?
  • Do you believe that inner peace is dependent on external circumstances?

If you believe so, think again.

Inner peace is not dependent on circumstances or external situations. Inner peace comes from within you.

Often, after achieving something, finishing something, or solving a problem, you experience a brief moment of peace, but soon forget it, embarking on the next project, goal, task or problem. This sense of inner peace is of short duration, and is unstable.

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Too Much Empathy Does Not Help Anyone

Look at the people around you, and you will discover that almost everyone seems to get emotionally involved with other people’s pains and problems. They get involved, and get affected, not only by close people, but also with the problems of strangers too.

Look, for example, at how parents feel in relation to their children. They get anxious and stressed by whatever happens to them at school and with friends. Sometimes, this goes too far, making the parents nervous, restless and tense. This is an unhealthy situation, draining their strength and energy, and preventing them from having a sound sleep at night.

We care not only about our children, but also about other family members, about friends, and about colleagues.

That’s okay, as long as you don’t cause yourself unnecessary emotional pain. Too much empathy does not help anyone and it does not help you.

Be caring, loving and helpful. It is possible to do so, without burdening yourself with other people’s feelings.

You might say that you need to sympathize and empathize. Yes, you are right, but only up to a certain point.

A certain amount of empathy is okay, but when it becomes exaggerated it causes unnecessary emotional pain and suffering.

You need to realize that everyone has his or her own life, with its ups and downs, and things he or she has to deal with in order to grow and get stronger. You don’t need to solve everyone’s problem. What makes you think that you can do it better than them?

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A Few Questions To Ask Yourself

Tress and WaterfallsHow do you feel when your plans do not work out?

How do you feel, and how do you react, when an electrical appliance stops working?

How do you react when a driver suddenly enters into the lane in front of you on the highway?

What happens when you are not treated well by friends, neighbors colleagues or strangers?

How do you react, when you feel that you have not been given a good service at a shop?

How do you react, when your boss requires too much of you, or yells at you?

How do you react, when someone behaves impolitely toward you?

How do you feel, when someone keeps talking about his or her fears or problems?

Do you get angry easily? Do your moods go up and down often?

Do you spend a lot of time brooding over problems, fears, or things said to you?

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Attachment – An Excerpt from the Book

An excerpt from the book Emotional Detachment for Better Life By Remez Sasson

Emotional Detachment for Better LifeTeacher: It is important to understand what is attachment and how to overcome it, since it has much to do with understanding and developing detachment.

Attachment is an emotional bond to another person, to possessions, memories, habits, or certain situations. Attachment is usually motivated by desires, fear of loss, and by the unwillingness to make changes.

Desire, often leads to attachment to the object or subject of the desire, and this leads to fear of loss. Fear of loss, in turn, leads to the tendency to hold tightly to people or possessions, but this behavior can cause suffering, when there is change or loss.

Attachment is a kind of dependency that allows possessions, circumstances, people, memories, thoughts, habits and beliefs to control and manipulate one’s life, moods and state of mind. Attachment is the fear of letting go, of leaving the old and embracing the new. It is the fear of change.

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Emotional Detachment Can Improve Your Life

  • Are you quick to get angry?
  • Do your moods go up and down often?
  • Are you easily affected by what people say or think about you?
  • Can an insignificant incident destroy your whole day?
  • Do you allow situations and people to affect your moods and behavior?
  • Do you lack inner peace?

Imagine how free, relieved and happy you would be, if you could stay calm and poised in the midst of whatever is happening in your life. Think how much physical, emotional and mental energy you could spare, if you were able to avoid becoming upset, angry or moody.

Emotional agitation, anger, and hurt feelings, cause stress and unhappiness, and lead nowhere, except to more pain, suffering and broken relationships. They disturb your mind, disrupt your concentration, and prevent you from focusing on the matters at hand. If you wish to enjoy inner peace, it is imperative that you try to gain at least some degree of detachment.

Too much emotional involvement with matters that do not concern you, or are not important, take too much of your time, energy and health. Excessive emotional involvement agitates your mind and feelings, and prevents you from experiencing inner peace.

Emotional involvement leads to attachment, to fear of letting go, and to avoiding changes. If you wish progress in life, you need at least some degree of emotional detachment, otherwise you let people and events, your thoughts and your past, tie you down.

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