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