Working towards inner calm is something we must continue to do daily, but it’s not something that can be afforded to us without us having to work at it.
Inner calm represents an inner quietness that allows us to see ourselves as we are, helping us accept our faults, likes and dislikes as well as other people’s faults. It’s a journey of self-discovery and understanding on experiences lived. We know we are calm when the mind is free of aggression, free of simple frustrations and stressful tendencies.
Inner calm helps us seek out the simple pleasures in life. People who possess these qualities are usually able to handle difficult situations, with a knowing that those situations will pass. They are more aware and accepting of themselves and will usually take things in their stride.
We will find inner calm when we stop passing judgment and stop drawing ourselves into conflict, or putting conflict out to others. Following a more spiritual path paves the way for us to achieve inner calm. Managing it means we will have a more peaceful demeanour about us. Something we should all be striving for.
Having inner calm gives us a deep appreciation of the world and what everything means. It also means we will have empathy, compassion, and tolerance, which enables us to be kind to others.