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 may also comes from how we deal with our perceptions. It represents a 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 having a fancy car, or a fancy house. It also 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 us happy. It is our perceptions that dictate our ability to be happy.
I often sit, and 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.
It is important not to compare our life with others, or become obsessed with the things we may not be able to change. They’re there for a reason. Learning to deal with those and finding an acceptance on them can help bring inner peace.