How to bring inner peace to your life?
As I sit here I can feel an underlining feeling of anxiousness and I wonder why? Why am I feeling anxious?
I am sitting in my favourite room, in my favourite chair. The rain is coming down quite heavily, but then, I really like the rain. My bills are paid for the month, and my kids two of them in University and 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 have not always felt like this…
I use to feel peacefulness.
Throughout the day, interruptions whether positive or negative was, the overtones of 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 use to have at the moment that 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.
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 am feeling better every day about the decision I had to make.
Now, to find my peace
I read a great book written by a man named Eckhart Tolle called A New Earth. I also went out and bought the book Stillness Speaks. They have helped me immensely in finding out what it is my mind is occupied with and how my thoughts that interrupt my silence are not my own.
Here are 5 tips that I have learned from Eckhart Tolle’s book that gave me inspiration and helped me find peace in my life.
The kind of peace that I found within me to get through my difficult situations.
Accepting my situation as it was.
Moving away from it I was often resisting or avoiding what I needed to confront.
Here are 5 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.
1.“ 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 is 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, that which makes the recognition possible is the arising consciousness, is awakening. 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. 🙂
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