“Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace.” —Dalai Lama
In this guest post by Dileep Tiwari, you’ll learn some important things to practice in order to help you find mental peace.
ATTAIN MENTAL PEACE
It is difficult to attain mental peace in the hectic lifestyle of modern era. The professional, familial, and social demands push almost everyone to compromise their inner values. Nowadays, people are chasing material objects, a name for themselves, and fame in an illusion to attain and enjoy peace of mind, but unfortunately mental peace is not a destination.
Mental peace is always available within each human being, provided they put an effort to realize it. Mental peace is a state of mind that always remains calm, focused and is not disturbed by the external circumstances or people. No doubt, the circumstances and people around you affect the state of your mind, but they cannot control it unless you allow them to do so.
It is your reaction in any given situation that define the state of your mind. So it is actually very possible to attain and enjoy mental peace provided you strive for it.
Here are few tips that help you to attain mental peace:
LIVE IN THE PRESENT MOMENT.
Living in the present moment is the best remedy for stress and anxiety. The past is already gone, and the future is uncertain. Present moment is an opportunity to reduce the negative aspect of the past on your life and brighten your future.
You cannot achieve anything by brooding over the past and worrying over the future. It will only disturb your mental peace. So live in the present moment to attain mental peace.
The habit of practicing gratitude is essential to divert the attention from negative aspects of life to positive ones and attains mental peace. There are certain things in life that are not going to change life, such as complexion, height, physical deformity, and so on. So it is wise to accept the reality and concentrate on positive.
Do not take anything granted in life. Be grateful for whatever you have. You can even go further and say thanks to people even for their small kind gestures. It is a matter of mindset that can form a habit of complaining or displaying gratitude. So instead of complaining, learn to practice gratitude to have a mental peace in life.
Practicing meditation on a daily basis is an effective way to attain mental peace by reducing stress and anxiety. The beauty of meditation is that it is a very easy thing to do. You just have to sit straight and concentrate either on breathing or on the chanting of mantra.
Due to its basic nature, the mind wanders here and there while practicing meditation. You just need to bring back the attention on breathing or chanting of mantra once you realize that your mind is wandering. The toughest part of meditation is that it is difficult to practice regularly, but once you start to do that, it will help you to stay in present moment and attain mental peace.
To conclude, it is the mental peace that gives you the everlasting happiness. The material objects, name, and fame are good to enhance the level of happiness but identifying yourself with them can make you vulnerable to worry, tension, anxiety, fear, and anger. So if you want to make your life happy, you should strive to attain mental peace.
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“You find peace not by rearranging the circumstances of your life, but by realizing who you are at the deepest level.” —Eckhart Tolle
Thank you so much to Dileep, for sharing this amazing information. It really is so important and necessary to find your own inner peace. So many don’t realize how important self-love and self-care truly is for your mental well being. I truly believe when you learn to love yourself, everything else falls into place.
A lot of these tips are the very things I’ve been working on myself. I am aware of how powerful the mind really is, but it does take work to reign it in and learn to use it to your advantage. This is something I’m still working on, and I’m getting there, a little at a time.
“Peace is the result of retraining your mind to process life as it is, rather than as you think it should be.” —Wayne W. Dyer