Peace. . .
Learn to be calm and you will always be happy. I have written many articles about inner peace, to explain its meaning, since it seems that most people do not know what it means.
Inner peace is not a state of passivity, and would certainly not make life dull. On the contrary, it will make you more conscious, alive and happy. It would help you live life more fully. What Is Inner Peace?
Let’s define what inner peace is – Inner peace (or peace of mind) refers to a state of being mentally and spiritually at peace, with enough knowledge and understanding to keep oneself strong in the face of discord or stress. Being ‘at peace’ is considered by many to be healthy and the opposite of being stressed or anxious.
The mind is like a room crammed with lots of stuff. Suppose your room is crammed with furniture, books, papers, and a lot of junk. There is no free space, and you can hardly move in the room. After living in this room for some time, you get used to it, no matter how uncomfortable and unpleasant it is. You might dislike it sometimes, but you do nothing to clean or rearrange your room. This is exactly the state of your mind. It’s crammed with thoughts, fears, worries, and endless thinking. There is no room for new, different thoughts. It is in a state of tension and stress, always jumping from one thought to another, like a butterfly hopping from one flower to another.
Now, imagine that one day you decide to clean your room. You take everything out of your room, emptying it completely. Now the room seems very big without all the stuff in it. You clean and wash it, and then put back only the essential stuff. How do you feel now, when you are in your room? Isn’t there an exhilarating feeling of joy? There is a lot of space, you can move freely and find everything easily. Suddenly, you realize that you live in a big room, and this gives you a great feeling of joy and power. You realize that you were living in a limited and crammed environment. Now, there is more air, more space, and you can move and walk freely in the room.
Did you lose anything of importance in this process? No, you lost absolutely nothing. You only gained a lot.
It is the same with your mind. When you empty it of unnecessary thoughts, fears and worries, it becomes free, and you enjoy a sense of inner peace. Your mind would not be crammed with unnecessary thoughts, which limit you and waste your time and energy. Inner peace is like a clean and spacious room, empty of unnecessary, old, or broken stuff. After emptying your mind of unnecessary and negative thoughts, it will be filled with happiness and inner peace, with nothing to disturb it. You can get these results through meditation practices.
Do you realize now what is inner peace and how important it is? When you remove all the unnecessary and useless stuff from your mind, you become more alive. The negative and meaningless thoughts would be gone, and you see everything more clearly, like you never did before. It is like taking away a curtain that distorted your vision. I hope that these words cleared, at least a little, what inner peace is. It is most worthwhile to spend time to find inner peace and feel good.
Peace and Love, Jim