What do you prefer, a restless, agitated mind, or a peaceful mind?
The answer is quiet obvious. No one “enjoys” stress and mental restlessness.
Too often, life leads you into unpleasant and difficult situations that lead to stress, anger and lack of inner peace.
What would you gain if could keep your mind peaceful?
A calm and peaceful mind leads to:
- Emotional and physical health.
- Increased level of energy.
- Stronger and sharper mental power
- Improved memory.
- Improved ability to learn and study.
A peaceful mind also helps you handle your daily affairs of life in a more efficient manner, eases stress, and enables you to act calmly and in a poised manner in difficult situations.
We live in a world where worries, strain and restlessness abound. You might think that there is nothing to do about it, and therefore, accept this situation as an inevitable evil, but you don’t have to do so.
You can experience inner peace even under stressful conditions and circumstances
To enjoy calmness and poise in stressful and difficult situations you need to train yourself. You do not gain this ability instantly. This skill, and it is a skill, requires time and effort to develop, but is within your reach.
How to Make the Mind Peaceful and Calm
A peaceful mind is a great advantage for everyone, not only for people living in stressful situations. It is a great advantage for students and for athletes, for business people, executives, employers and employees, for the young and for the old.
As first steps toward inner peace, here are a few simple tips:
- Several times a day, find the time to think how peace of mind can help you in stressful situations. Think about the stress, mental restlessness and emotional upheavals it can help you avoid. Convince yourself of its importance, and decide to do something about it.
- Improving your concentration ability can help a lot to calm down the mind and control your thoughts. A focused mind is a calm mind.
- Practicing meditation daily, even if it is only for a few minutes, can help you too. Meditation is a great tool for easing stress and tension, calming the mind and the emotions, and bringing happiness in one’s life.
- Repeating affirmations about peace is also helpful. If you repeat them often, your mind will gradually begin to accept them and become more peaceful. Below, you will find a few examples of affirmations.
- Find a few minutes every day to visualize yourself acting calmly in situations, which usually make you feel tense and nervous.
Examples of Affirmations for Peace
Whenever you feel the need for peace, and at any other time, when you wish to build the habit of peace, repeat one of the following affirmations:
- “I always feel calm and relaxed in every situation.”
- “Day by day, my mind is becoming more peaceful and calm.”
- “My ability to calm down my mind, think clearly, and focus sharply, is improving every day.”
- “I enjoy the feeling of calmness and inner peace.”
- I am relaxed and able to think clearly and calmly.”
Daily practice of the above, will calm down your mind. This calmness will affect your inner being, your body, your emotions, your circumstances, and even the people you meet.
The Benefits of Making Peace a Habit
If you keep following these tips, and later, follow some more advanced methods, you will reach higher levels of inner peace, which will help you keep your poise and self control and handle everything in your life in a better way.
Don’t worry, a peaceful mind will not make your life dull, uninteresting and boring.
The opposite would happen. You will enjoy life more with a peaceful mind. You will do everything better. You will have better judgment and common sense, and avoid doing things that will waste your time and energy. You will experience joy, happiness and inner strength.
When you start experiencing peace, you will love and enjoy it. It will become more precious to you than many other activities that you love and enjoy doing.
Peace of mind is a mental and emotional state that will enable you to have more control over your life, more control over your moods, and more control over your state of mind.
When a calm mind becomes a habit:
- You will be able to work with stressful people, yet don’t let them affect your state of mind.
- You will be able to face difficulties and problems with strength and confidence.
- Your inner peace will keep you poised when meeting new people, doing new things, and when you need to leave your comfort zone.
- You will be able to enjoy an action movie or a thriller, yet stay calm and relaxed.
- You will be able to enjoy a football game, while at the same time your mind remains calm and not agitated.
- You will be able to enjoy food, physical exercises, your hobbies, or anything else, without stress or restlessness.
Learning to bring more peace into your life will ultimately, turn peace of mind into a natural habit.
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Think about all the anger, resentment, unhappiness, stress, nervousness, and the waste of time and energy that result from lack of inner peace, and you will start to appreciate the importance of gaining peace of mind.
Peace of Mind Quotes
“True peace of mind is not dependent on circumstances. It comes from within you, when your mind is quiet.”
“When the restless activity of your mind slows down, when your thoughts stop rushing like waves on a windy day, then you will start getting glimpses of the sweet taste of inner peace.”
“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 life of inner peace, being harmonious and without stress, is the easiest type of existence.”