As I sit here, I feel an underlining feeling of anxiousness, and I wonder why? Why am I feeling worried? I am learning How to bring Inner Peace into Your Life when you are feeling anxious.
I am sitting in my favourite room, in my favourite chair. The rain is coming down quite heavily, but then, I really do like the rain. My bills paid up for the month, and my kids (two of them in University), my youngest in grade eleven, are all in school.
So, what is it that is bothering me? What is causing me to be anxious?
I use to feel peacefulness.
There were interruptions, positive or negative, throughout my day, but it never felt like a struggle. These were just interruptions that interjected into my peacefulness and hence seemed so much easier to deal with. It took a lot to interrupt the peacefulness I had inside.
I realize that life happens, and we can’t always be at peace. But, if everything is okay, how come I can’t find that peace I used to have as I sit here?
Maybe I am really unhappy with how my life has turned out?
I contemplated this for a long while. In fact, it kept me up at night, and I thought about it most days. Every time I did, I got more and more unhappy with my life situation.
I felt selfish, for I had things in my life that I needed and wanted.
Accepting my situation as it was.
I had to stop lying to myself that everything in my life was fine. It wasn’t fine at all!
Now I am working on this, and every day is a work in progress. I am in the process of changing these things that are making me feel unsettled.
My peace is coming to me slowly but surely – I feel better every day about the decision I had to make.
Learning about how to find my peace
I read a great book written by Eckhart Tolle called A New Earth. I also went out and bought the book Stillness Speaks. Both books have helped me immensely! When my thoughts go crazy and interrupt my silence, I know I can breathe and center myself in the present moment.
The kind of peace that I found within me to get through my difficult situations gave me inspiration and helped me find peace in my life.
Moving away from it, I often resisted or avoided what I needed to confront.
What have I learned to bring Inner Peace in my life
Here are 5 tips that I have learned from Eckhart Tolle’s book
Here are five tips that I have learned from Eckhart Tolle’s book that helped me find peace in my life. The kind of peace that would help me get through my difficult situations.
- “Whenever you deeply accept this moment as it is — no matter what form it takes —you are still, you are at peace.” – Eckhart Tolle
2. “When you lose touch with inner stillness, you lose touch with yourself. When you lose touch with yourself, you lose yourself in the world.”
3. “Most people spend their entire life imprisoned within the confines of their own thoughts. They never go beyond a narrow, mind-made, personalized sense of self that conditioned by the past.”
4. “To become aware of one’s own mind and emotions means there is something in you that can begin to grow. We could call that awareness. Awareness is deeper than thinking. Sometimes, I call it presence.”
5 “Make sure that you can use your thinking mind, but that you are not used by it. When you recognize the unconsciousness in you, the arising consciousness, which is awakening, makes the recognition possible. You cannot fight against the ego and win, just as you cannot fight against darkness. The light of consciousness is all that is necessary. You are that light.”
I hope this helps you as it did me. 🙂