Isn’t it weird that though everyone has his or her due share of worries, anxieties and nonstop thinking, few do something to remedy this condition and gain inner peace?
It is only when the situation becomes unbearable that one starts wondering whether it is possible to gain some degree of inner peace.
People seem to accept worries and restless thinking as the standard state of mind, and rarely take any real steps to change this mental behavior.
Let me ask you, would you rather keep worrying day and night and allow your mind to stay busy with nonstop thinking and unimportant thoughts, or enjoy inner peace?
Isn’t it better to have peaceful thoughts, positive thoughts and a mind that is calm, poised and under your control?
The truth is that with some work on your part this can be possible.
You can close your mind to thoughts that you do not want. There is no need to allow every thought that pops up to occupy your attention.
You can choose inner peace rather than worries and restless thinking.
It does not matter whether you are 20 years old or 80 years old. This advice is valid for every age.
Your Restless Mind Never Rests
Worries, anxieties and restless thinking are regarded as a natural part of life.
It is only when they become exaggerated, or under special circumstances that one becomes acutely aware of this state of inner restlessness and lack of peace. At such times, one realizes how unruly the mind is, and how difficult it is to calm it down.
The inability to stop the racing thoughts becomes especially obvious at times, when you need to do something that requires a close and focused attention. For example, when studying or doing a job which requires attention to details. At these times, the mind keeps wandering away, and you have to bring it back over and again.
There is lack of ability to control the mind and make it quiet. There is always mental activity. The mind is always occupied with thoughts, worries, fears and anxieties. This brings unhappiness, mental exhaustion, suffering and lack of inner peace.
Though most people desire inner peace, yet they do the opposite. They cannot enjoy being alone or in silence, and they always seek something to occupy their minds with, as if afraid of inner peace and silence.
People read the newspaper while traveling, listen to music with their earphones when taking a walk, talk a lot on phone, sometimes for hours, exercise with loud music, or drive their cars while listening to their radio. All this keeps the mind busy, never at rest.
The mind is busy even when you sit down or lie down to rest. At these times, if you pay attention to your mind, you will see how busy it is with unimportant thoughts, dwelling on past events, worrying, or just racing from one thought to another.
Even when going to sleep at night the mind does not let you be, but accompanies you to bed with all kinds of thoughts, until you finally fall asleep.
You Can Bring Inner Peace into Your Life
- You can bring more peace into your life.q
- You can learn to focus your mind when you need to.
- You can go to bed and fall asleep immediately, without buzzing thoughts or worries.
When the mind is relieved from its restlessness there is more focus, peace and happiness. Worries and anxieties disappear, and the quality of your life improves.
There are various ways to gain inner peace. Some of them bring immediate, but temporary inner peace, and other techniques aim toward a permanent state of inner peace, harmony, balance, and freedom from restless thinking.
There is no quick way to success. The ability to rise above worries, anxieties and restless, negative thinking requires some inner work. This inner work is one of the most important things you can do for yourself.
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A peaceful mind is far better than a restless mind. A peaceful mind is a focused, strong and powerful mind, capable of doing greater things than a restless mind that lacks peace and focus.
Do not think that it is an impossible task. It is possible and within your reach if you really want it and are earnest enough. Many have learned to pacify their minds, and so can you. Even just a little ability is worth your time and effort.
Read and reread the following sentences:
“Peace of mind is within reach for everyone, irrespective of where they live and what they do.”
“Peace of mind is not dependent on special conditions or circumstances. It is the privilege of everyone, not just of yogis and monks living in an ashram or a monastery.”
“Real peace of mind stops the restlessness of the mind and silences futile and meaningless thoughts.”
“If you want to experience peace of mind you have to close the windows and doors of your mind and not allow your worries and thoughts to disturb you.”
“When there is inner peace and when the mind is calm there are happiness and joy.”