It doesn’t matter what I deal with, I always try to have peace of mind. It’s something I strive for daily, regardless of how my day works out.
I’m not sure many of us will choose to live with chaos in our lives if we can choose to live with calm instead. The problem most of us have is that achieving peace of mind is not so easy to achieve.
‘The definition of peace of mind is the absence of anxiety or mental stress.’ It’s conducive to emotional and physical wellbeing. It also gives us increased energy, improved memory and helps us adapt quicker in difficult situations.
Having peace of mind allows us to concentrate better; stay more focused; meditate better and bring about a deeper understanding of our life and the lives of other people. It also helps us become better individuals as we learn to be more patient and tolerant with others.
I believe that to achieve all of this mentally, we have to be prepared to change not only our lifestyle, but our mental attitude too. Over the years we tend to build a wall of unhappy feelings, resentment and anger towards others, that if left will begin to eat into the very core of our being, as we continue to struggle with our lives.
Building a wall will only add to how we already feel about ourselves, about friends and family. Start by taking out as much negativity as you can. Learn to meditate, recite affirmations as often as you can. Down size on stress and stressful situations and put yourself first. Time out always helps.
I do believe we need to think of ourselves and be at one with ourselves, before we can be at one with anyone else. Only then will we have peace of mind.