Finding Inner Peace
Life can get crazy.
When you can reset and re-connect with your own inner peace in times of turmoil, you can save yourself a lot of stress and anxiety.
It's easy to say but it's not always easy to do.
Think about your nature when you were a baby and a child.
Inner peace and happiness is your natural state.
But as we get older we become consumed by the expectations of who we ‘should’ be.
Society assigns you a role.
You wear the costume and recite the script.
Misery and discontent comes from living a life that isn't aligned with our true values.
The purpose of these strategies is to help you reset yourself and reconnect with your inner peace and happiness.
6 Ways to Find Inner Peace
1. Release Negative Memories From Your Past
Since childhood you've been accumulating emotional baggage.
It may have happened years ago but it still lives deep inside your unconscious mind.
The thoughts and memories you retain in your mind effect how you live your life.
Some memories strengthen your character.
They have positive effects on your life.
Others hold you back. They prevent you from feeling free and at peace.
If you don't sort them out they'll keep you from being who you want to be and doing what you want to do.
Finding inner peace and happiness is releasing negative emotional baggage from your past.
Some things you will never be able to forget.
But reducing their emotional intensity gives you a more meaningful and productive life.
When you release emotional baggage you feel light and free.
2. Change How You See Yourself
How you see yourself determines how the world see's you.
By focusing more on who you want to be instead of who you are, you start shedding your past and are more able to fully step into the future.
It's never too late to create a newer and better version of yourself.
Create a vision in your mind of what the ideal you looks like.
How would the ideal you think and act in the world?
Think about your goals and see yourself taking action and making progress.
Every morning and every night spend 5 minutes writing “I am…” followed by the attributes you want to embody.
Over time as the ideas take hold and your thinking starts to change.
When your habitual thoughts change, your whole life changes.
Your life changes in direct proportion to how you change.
3. Focus on Self Development
Personal development means developing yourself to be your best self and to live your best life.
Personal development is about working on YOU.
When you improve your inner self your outer circumstances automatically improve.
It's the universal law of cause and effect in it's purest form.
There are a few ways you can initiate development of the self.
Some people meditate. They release negative energy and absorb positive energy.
Others take up a hobby or an interest that requires total unbroken focus on the task. Painting, martial arts, writing…
What you focus on expands.
What you stop investing emotional energy into eventually starts to dissipate.
Get out of your head. Spending too much inside your own head can lead to breakdown and discontent.
Negative energy feeds off the attention you give it.
Don't ignore it it and act like it isn’t there.
Acknowledge it then release it.
You want to empty your bucket of negative energy and refill it with positive and powerful energy.
That's the purpose of developing the self.
4. Remove Internal Negative Energy
As long as you have negative energy you won't find your inner peace.
Negative energy and inner peace can't live in the same place.
You have to commit to removing all forms of negative energy from your life.
Lay or sit in a quiet area where you won't be disturbed.
Close your eyes and feel the negative energy leaving your body.
Watch it float into the distance so far away you no longer see it.
Now visualise something in the distance coming back at you.
It’s a bright white radiating light. Pure positive energy.
As it enters your body you feel happiness and a calm inner peace.
You're renewed with a sense of certainty that everything will be ok.
At first it sounds strange. But when you understand how your mind works it starts you understand your effectiveness.
You're altering your neurology and the emotional content in your nervous system.
There's also external negativity that can rob you of your happiness and peace.
People, environments, things you see on the t.v or the internet.
Stay vigilant and distance yourself from the negative influences around you.
5. Remove External Negative Energy
Have you ever spent a lot of time with someone who is negative or depressed?
Energy is contagious.
It radiates out and effects people who come int contact with it.
When you spend time with toxic and negative people you become infected.
If you want inner peace you need to insulate yourself from the negativity around you.
Only then is there room for the happiness and inner peace to enter.
6. Change Your Perceptions
How you perceive an event determines how you feel about it and your response to it.
Your brain and nervous system lock in an emotion related to the memory of what happened at the time.
You carry that feeling with you for the rest of your life, unless you decide to change it.
Control your mind as best you can. Don't let your mind control you.
You can lessen the pain of your past memories and current experiences when you change your perception of them.
You might have experienced a relationship breakdown that left you feeling devastated and helpless.
Might that have been the best thing that could have happened for you?
That depends on how you choose to perceive the event.
What you perceive it to be is what it will be.
Best Quotes About Inner Peace and Happiness
“My heart forgives and releases. Inner peace is my goal” - Louise Hay
“The life of inner peace, being harmonious and without stress, is the easiest type of existence” - Norman Vincent Peale
“Happiness is the new rich. Inner peace is the new success. Health is the new wealth. Kindness is the new cool” - Anonymous
“We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves” - Dalai Lama
“For me, success is inner peace” Denzel Washington
“If it costs your inner peace, it is too expensive” - Anonymous