5 Ways To Find Inner Peace Within Yourself

We live in a world that seemingly never sleeps, where people often struggle on a constant basis simply to survive and get by another day. Very often, we’re so caught up in our daily lives, that the idea of inner peace may seem elusive to us. And this is why many of us are constantly stressed out, even when there’s nothing to be stressed about in the first place.

Even in a world that seems so complicated, inner peace that lasts can still be achieved, and is now needed more than ever. It simply revolves around a few things: enjoyment, forgiveness, acceptance, slowing down, and faith.

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How To Find Inner Peace Within Yourself

1. Enjoyment

Sure. Your work might pay you a lot of money, but are you really enjoying it? While finding the job which offers the most salary is a practical thing to do in this day and age, it can be really hard to work quite well if your heart isn’t in it. In this case, don’t just go on whichever pays the most. Always follow your passion, and pick a career that you REALLY want. While you may face some challenges at first, especially in financial matters, just remember: If you love your job, you won’t feel like you’re working at all.

Also, it’s important to take some time off when given the chance. Spend a day-off or two to engage in your hobbies, like sports, or simply have some bonding time with either your family or friends. Also, don’t forget to schedule a vacation, and follow through with it. Spending time with your loved ones not only releases some stress and gives you inner peace, but it also re-energizes you to help you face the difficult challenges of your career ahead.

2. Forgiveness

It’s normal for us to face the wrong end of a person from time to time, as you can’t really please everyone. But one should not forget the old saying…

To err is human. To forgive is divine.

Holding grudges against anyone for a very long period of time is one of the biggest barriers in achieving inner peace. That grudge of yours will only be deadweight for as long as you held on to it, and the uneasiness that it brings may even affect the people around you.

Forgiving the person who has wronged you may very well be one of the toughest things to do, depending on the severity of what the person has done, but when you forgive, you not only create inner peace for yourself, but you also bring inner peace to the person you’ve forgiven. The feeling will be like releasing a very heavy weight that’s been keeping you down, and allows plenty of good vibes to flow unto you.

Forgiveness doesn’t also apply to others. It also has to apply within yourself. Keep in mind that you’re only human, and you’re always bound to make mistakes in your life. So rather than constantly putting the blame on yourself (or others), learn to simply let it go. What’s done is done, and just take the necessary steps to ensure that it never happens again.

3. Acceptance

Hakuna Matata!

– Timon & Pumbaa, The Lion King -

Oftentimes, we worry too much on many things, including some that should not even be worried about. Much of that worrying is spent over some things that we have no control over.

Always keep in mind that sometimes, there are some things that we simply can’t change, no matter what we do, and all the worrying in the world won’t help. When facing such situations, it’s important to simply let it go, and let other people who CAN do something about it, solve that situation. Also, we tend worry about things that happen before or ahead of us. Why would you worry about your past shortcomings when it has happened already, and why would you worry too much about the future when it hasn’t even arrived yet? The bottom-line is, the past has already been done, the future still isn’t written yet, so simply focus on the present things at hand.

This lifts up a great deal of burden from your shoulders, contributing to your inner peace, and more importantly, clears your mind so you can focus on more important matters. You have enough worries for one day already, so why should you add more?

4. Slowing Down

Due to the fast-paced and complicated environment today, many people forget the importance of simply stopping right into their tracks and taking the time to appreciate the beauty of everything around us. With that being said, don’t always be in a hurry. Learn to appreciate the beauty of nature. You have all the time in the world, so always give yourself a break.

5. Faith

Maintain a healthy relationship with God. Whenever you’re in trouble, always maintain a strong faith that He is in control, and that He won’t give you any trials that you can’t handle. Don’t forget to spend some time to pray. Prayer is one of the ultimate means of meditation, and helps you establish a stronger connection to God so that He can give you strength that you need.

Having a strong faith in Him makes you feel at ease, and confident that no matter how many trials that you encounter during your lifetime, you’ll be able to overcome them.

Photo: vanessa cornacchia

Comments

  1. Jorge says

    I believe in God as creator but I do not believe any religion. I believe that we have been created as individual with the freedom to take responsibility for our actions and thoughts. Faith is something that you have or not it is up to you. The meaning of life it is what I believe everyone is going to know after the transaction of the death. Then faith is the power to use our capacity to think, to love, to accept or reject,etc… because that is the freedom I have to be and as I believe I will be validated by my actions but meanwhile I am free to be who I am and to believe or not.

  2. Alex says

    So basically, because I don’t believe in God, I will never find inner peace? I believe that you can’t control everything in your world. You only have control over a finite amount of things in your life. But to say that everything is up to God and that you must accept Him in order to find inner peace is just another way of trying to force religion on to others.

    • Natural Relaxation says

      Thank you for your comment. Believing in God is only one possibility to find inner peace. The last thing we want to do is force religion to somebody. Our aim is to present different ways to find inner peace and believing in God is one of them.

    • Demetrick says

      When you use the term basically, you make yourself sound like you’re unable to process what was given. This is a common idiotic practice when responding to something. I doubt that you are anything of an idiot.

      No. No one is forcing a religion on anyone. Do you understand the meaning of forcing something on someone? The terminology of “use of force?” If not, then I suggest you look it up. You’re using terms that are commonly used in the hive-minded set of arguments with spirituality vs. religion vs. science vs. nihilism to warp the others words against them.

      I understood everything in the article. The key topic about faith is… well, faith. Calculations only go so far. God is a pretty big symbol of faith, second to only Allah, yet that is just another name of God.

      It’s just inner peace. Some people find it through God, some people find it through other ways. find your own path; and believe me, with just about 8 billion people in the world there are 8 billion interpretations of God, faith, peace, and love. Find yours and be confident and content with it.

      • Craig says

        It was ok until point 5.
        Has anyone in the whole world really been helped by a God?
        Maybe they believe this to be to case but I have not seen any underlying proof.
        Might as well believe in the little wizard in the garden, you know the one with blue hat with stars on it.
        Maybe just have faith in yourself and 99% of those around you.

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