I use quiet contemplation as a tool to help me strive for inner peace. Having peace not only represents our inner perceptions, but how we deal with our life and the people in it.
Inner peace comes from how we deal with our perceptions. It represents quietness, a quietness that incorporates love and respect that we have for each other, despite any 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 can’t make you happy. It is our perceptions that dictate our ability to be happy.
I will often sit, look at my cat and contemplate. When I think of her full tummy, somewhere warm for her to sleep and a hug is all she needs, it brings a smile to my face. Those are the simple things. We must learn to cherish them.
Don’t compare your life and don’t become obsessed with the things you cannot change. They’re there for a reason. Simply learn to deal with those and find an acceptance on them.