Peace of mind is often associated with yogis, hermits or monks, sitting alone in a far off place, in an ashram, cave or monastery, praying or meditating all day long.
The truth is that peace of mind can be attained and enjoyed right here and now, even while leading a normal, ordinary life, with a job and family.
Peace of mind sharpens the five senses, calms down the mind and the emotions, and enables you to focus more easily on mental and physical activities.
Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, says about it: “Inner peace (or peace of mind) is a colloquialism that refers to a state of being mentally or spiritually at peace, with enough knowledge and understanding to keep oneself strong in the face of discord or stress.
“Being “at peace” is considered by many to be healthy and the opposite of being stressed or anxious.”
WordWeb Online defines this term as: “The absence of mental stress or anxiety”.
These descriptions emphasize the importance of peace of mind for preventing stress and anxiety. It is actually, the antidote for stress and anxiety.
Making the mind quiet and calm prevents anxieties, worries, stress and fears, and awakens inner strength and confidence.
Peace of mind is an inner condition, and though often disturbed by the outside world, you can learn to experience it independently of external conditions and circumstances.
You can find more on this topic at, What Is Inner Peace?
After gaining the skill of peace of mind, and it is a skill that can be learned, you can remain calm and in control of yourself and your mind, even in the midst of problems and difficult situations.
Imagine how great it would be to stay calm, focused, and undisturbed by circumstances and people!
Instead of getting anxious and fearful, instead of thinking negative thoughts and expecting the worst, instead of getting tense, unsatisfied and unhappy, you can choose to stay emotionally and mentally poised and unshaken.
What Are the Benefits of Peace of Mind?
Peace of mind, which is inner peace, offers countless benefits:
- Better concentration ability.
- Efficiency in handling your daily affairs of life.
- A sense of inner strength and power.
- More patience, tolerance and tact.
- Freedom from stress, anxieties and worries.
- A sense of inner happiness and bliss.
- Falling asleep easily at night and sleeping soundly.
- When your mind is at peace, you are not affected by what people think or say about you.
- A peaceful and tranquil mind is free from restless thinking and running from one unimportant thought to another.
- With a peaceful mind you stop being swayed and agitated by events, problems or difficulties.
- A tranquil mind helps you maintain a state of inner poise and clear judgment in all situations.
This list, about the benefits of peace of mind, can be extended even further. This skill makes you more mindful, improves your focus, improves your meditation and enables you to understand and learn everything faster.
There are various ways and techniques to gain peace, through psychological methods, affirmations, visualization, yoga or meditation.
“When we have inner peace, we can be at peace with those around us. When our community is in a state of peace, it can share that peace with neighboring communities.”
– The Dalai Lama
“The life of inner peace, being harmonious and without stress, is the easiest type of existence.”
– Norman Vincent Peale
“The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good. Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom.”
– James Allen