How do you find Peace of Mind?
June 25, 2016 10:48am CST
We are assailed with one issue after another. We need solace from the incessant storms. We need to pause and ponder too. How to find respite and collect our thoughts? I think of those who are happy with almost nothing. They live on hope of better times. It is said – the poor tends to be happy thinking of becoming rich while the rich worry about becoming poor! Peace of mind is generally elusive but we can accept the results of our sincere endeavors in all humility. What does not kill us make us stronger and we live to fight another day. As long as we can contribute to society’s well -being we should feel fulfilled. And that leads to peace of mind. How do you comfort yourself in times of stress? Image from Wikimedia
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25 Jun 16
I swap negative thoughts with positive thoughts. I do know that making a decision brings a calming effect. I slow everything down; I talk more slowly, eat more slowing, and walk more slowly. I also practice motionless sitting and motionless lying when trying to sleep; this works. I also know that stress is just a phase and is not a permanent part of my life.
28 Jun 16
To be honest , i don't aspire to be rich . It is enough that we are comfortable in our way of living , have just enough money and my family intact and not forgetting to praise God . The thought of that , gives me a piece of mind always .
27 Jun 16
What is peace of mind? Why would we ever want it, and yet Jesus said that he gave us his peace, or that he left it with us? Is that a greater peace than just peace of mind? Real peace is a state perhaps not of the mind, which is always restless, going onto the next thought, processing thoughts continually, because the mind does not usually exist in the now. Mostly our mind exists within/or as a part of the thought process, which is never in the now either. Thought is either of the past or the future, only knowing is in the now, and this inner knowing of all things, including truth, resides in the heart, and so this is the true peace that Jesus offered to us, for us to live from our hearts, and from this truth, and then this truth will set us free of our mind's constant meanderings. We will then be at real peace with our self, God, love, and all else besides. The kingdom of heaven will be ours, even while we are still living on the Earth.
27 Jun 16
That is what I believe - it is up to us to live in heaven or hell or move in between as we tend to do. That is better, in a way, than get stuck in one place! Striving for better life is natural and should not impact peace of mind. Living in the present is a great way to stay calm and live a fuller life; past is over and future uncertain, so the present is the only present! I too live from my heart as a habit and try to make our place that bit better as per my ability and that is the legacy and epitaph I would like to leave behind - siva
27 Jun 16
@Shiva49 You have a wonderful way of deciphering simply what I meant, putting it practically, explaining it as a real way of living. My head is mostly in the clouds. Yours is too, but your feet walk firmly on the ground, still very close to your heart. Each part of us has to be at peace too for us to feel really peaceful while we live here I think.
27 Jun 16
@innertalks Thanks Steve for your encouragement, appreciated. Yes, I try to stay rooted, plant my feet on solid ground, but sometimes it proves a quicksand! I do not want to cheat myself by shortchanging others. We are on recall anytime - leave with nothing the same we way we made our appearance here. So be ever ready with a clear conscience when the time comes - siva .
30 May 17
@Shiva49 Well, times of stress do bother us. This question has no serious answers. Sometimes I try to find solace in things like reading a novel- even if its late in night. Recently I read Robert Ludlum's "The Sigma Protocol". It was a long novel but I enjoyed it and it helped on some stressful and hectic days. Then, I love watching Travel shows- shows that show many places and even exotic foods etc. Another stress buster is Mylot, or sometimes chatting about cricket with someone.
30 May 17
I do read though not long novels. Then go for a walk and we have good avenues here to unwind. Mostly it is a state of mind for me. I think about an issue and do what is needed. But I don't worry over it if I cannot do much. I never had job security and took it month by month, but I was confident when one door closes I will have choices to pick from few. Though I do not have many friends I have few well wishers and a belief that I will not be let down or I will be able to adjust wherever I find myself in - siva