“The simplification of life is one of the steps to inner peace.
A persistent simplification will create an inner
and outer well-being that places harmony in one’s life.”
“Acceptance of others, their looks, their behaviors,
their beliefs, bring you an
inner peace and tranquility – instead of anger and resentment.”
When you accept 'what is'
you stop feeding energy
into resisting 'what is'.
You don’t make a problem more powerful and sticky in your mind.
Instead, somewhat counter intuitively,
when you accept what is it loses much of its power.
It just is.
And you feel stillness inside.
Now, accepting what is doesn’t mean to give up.
It just means that you put yourself in a
better position take action if necessary.
Because now you can see more clearly, you can focus your energy
towards what you want and
take the appropriate action to change your situation.
“Inner peace can be reached only when we practice forgiveness.
Forgiveness is letting go of the past,
and is therefore the means for correcting our misperceptions.”
Forgiveness is important because
as long as you don’t forgive someone you are linked to that person.
Your thoughts will return to the person
who wronged you and what s/he did over and over again.
The emotional link between the two of you is
so strong and inflicts much suffering in you and – as a result of your inner turmoil –
most often in other people around you too.
When you forgive you do not only release the other person.
You set yourself free too
from all of that agony.
4. Do what you enjoy.
“Never continue in a job you don’t enjoy.
If you’re happy in what you’re doing, you’ll like yourself,
you’ll have inner peace.
And if you have that, along with physical health,
you’ll have more success than you could possibly have imagined.”
When you do what you enjoy
there is a natural peace that arises within.
You are in alignment with your outer world.
This also leads
to a lot more success
than if you have a lot of inner turmoil
and really don’t care that much for your work.
5. Be careful with your inner peace.
“Never be in a hurry;
do everything quietly and in a calm spirit.
Do not lose your inner peace
for anything whatsoever,
even if your whole world seems upset.”