I often use quiet contemplation as a tool to strive for inner peace. Inner peace comes from how I deal with my perceptions. Having peace not only represents our inner perceptions, but how we outwardly deal with our life and the people in it.
Inner peace represents quietness: a quietness that incorporates love and respect that we have for each other, despite our political, cultural and religious views.
Peace isn’t about a fancy car or a fancy house. It isn’t about looking at what other people have and wanting what they have, or the latest technological find. Having material worth gives us nothing. It can never give us a guarantee on peace or happiness. It is our perceptions that dictate our ability to be happy.
I will often sit and look at my cat and contemplate. When I think of a full tummy, somewhere warm to sleep and a hug is all she needs that brings a smile to my face. I’ve always cherished the simple things in life. Those are the simple things.
I also don’t make comparisons and don’t become obsessed with the things I cannot change. They’re usually there for a reason. I simply learn to deal with them.