What Does Inner Peace Mean?
- Inner peace means peace of mind.
- It is a state of mental and emotional tranquility and poise.
- It is a mental state without worries and anxieties.
- Inner peace means the ability not to take things to personally and stay poised in stressful situations.
You might say that to enjoy inner peace you need to live in a peaceful place, away from people, work and responsibilities.
This is absolutely incorrect!
You may lead a busy life, have a demanding job and a family to support, and yet, enjoy inner peace.
This is possible, but requires some training and inner work.
Why Do You Need Inner Peace in Your Life?
- Inner peace keeps you calm in stressful and uncomfortable situations.
- When you have inner peace, you remain poised in unpleasant situations, and are able to calculate your steps fearlessly and wisely.
- Inner peace frees you from the tendency to dwell on hurts and resentments.
- It helps you stop taking things personally.
- Inner peace gives you the power to stop being affected emotionally and mentally by other people’s worries and anxieties.
- This ability offers you the choice of calmness over stress and worries.
- Inner peace enables you to enjoy the present moment, instead of dwelling on the past or worrying about the future.
- When there is inner peace, happiness appears.
How Is Inner Peace Connected with Happiness?
First, you need to understand the difference between happiness and pleasure.
Pleasure is a sensation brought about by external conditions.
Pleasure often involves one or more of the five senses.
We might experience pleasure when watching a good movie, enjoying a social gathering with friends, eating a delicious meal, or enjoying a hot tub. In all these examples, the source of pleasure is external.
Happiness is different.
Happiness arises from within you, and often, does not depend on the five senses.
Happiness is a feeling of joy and freedom.
We experience happiness as a sense of relief, freedom and joy, which appears after solving a problem, finishing a difficult task, achieving a goal, or getting something that we wanted for a long time.
We also experience happiness when a burden lifts off, a danger or fear disappear, and of course, when we are in love.
You study for an exam, or prepare yourself for a job interview.
While studying, and while preparing for the job interview, though being diligent and earnest, you might feel a heavy burden of stress, anxiety, and fear of failure.
You might also imagine negative scenarios of failure and disappointment.
How do you feel when you pass the exam, or when you are notified that you have received the new job?
You experience a sense of relief and inner peace, because all the negative feelings of worries and fears vanish. You feel as if a heavy weight has been lifted of your shoulders.
This amazing feeling comes from within, and makes you happy and joyous.
The sense of relief from stress and from the negative thoughts and feelings, makes the mind quiet and still for a while. For a while, there are no disturbing thoughts to bother your mind.
This sense of peacefulness is inner peace and happiness.
How to Have Inner Peace in Your Busy Daily Life?
There are various ways and techniques to gain and enjoy a state of inner peace. Some, offer immediate relief, and others, teach you how to turn inner peace a habit.
1. There are various first aid actions you can do in times of stress. They can help you reduce the stress and restore inner poise and balance.
You can use these techniques whenever you encounter stress or stressful people.
2. There are also simple, yet most effective techniques you can practice, which will help you gain the habit of inner peace and the ability to deal effectively with stress, worries and negative thinking.
You can learn about these techniques in my eBook, Enjoy Inner Peace in the Busy Daily Life.
You can download this eBook right away, and start learning how to enjoy inner peace.
As you become familiar with this new attitude to life, you will be able to remain tranquil in stressful situations and around stressful people, and enjoy inner peace.
This article has been extracted from the book, Enjoy Inner Peace in the Busy Daily Life.