How do you find Peace of Mind?

Peace of Mind
@Shiva49 (13036)
Singapore
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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@sj3011 (631)
25 Jun 16
It can be earned by meditation.
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@Shiva49 (13036)
• Singapore
26 Jun 16
Yes, I have out up the image to signify its importance - siva
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@Corbin5 (106592)
• United States
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.
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@Shiva49 (13036)
• Singapore
26 Jun 16
Good approach. I comfort myself "this too will pass, soon water under the bridge" I accept those that I cannot change and then press on. When I look around, so many feel blessed with much less, they show me the way - siva
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@Corbin5 (106592)
• United States
26 Jun 16
@Shiva49 I love your words "When I look around, so many feel blessed with much less, they show me the way." I will keep those words in my mind at all times.
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@Shiva49 (13036)
• Singapore
27 Jun 16
@Corbin5 Thanks I am happy that my words impacted you positively - siva
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• United States
25 Jun 16
I find it by walking in nature Siva. Once I get going at a good pace, somehow my mind clears for me with no effort.
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@Shiva49 (13036)
• Singapore
26 Jun 16
Thanks Ocean Tiara. Nature always soothes us, we are blessed to be part of it with its immense variety enthralling us - siva
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• United States
26 Jun 16
@Shiva49 Welcome always friend.
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@responsiveme (16356)
• India
26 Jun 16
I call up friends:) walking briskly and listening to music
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@Shiva49 (13036)
• Singapore
27 Jun 16
Happy that they are stress relievers for you. If I can do nothing I will wait for the storm to blow over by itself and then pick up the pieces - siva
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@ptrikha_2 (8291)
• India
30 May 17
@Shiva49 Yes at times that is the best strategy available.
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@SIMPLYD (79762)
• Philippines
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 .
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@Shiva49 (13036)
• Singapore
28 Jun 16
I worked in the finance field all the time and I know wealth can be a burden too. Real wealth is how we are placed as a family. And counting the blessings more than the money gives us fulfillment - siva
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@SIMPLYD (79762)
• Philippines
29 Jun 16
@Shiva49 Yes , it should be like that , counting the blessings not the money .
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@BelleStarr (38370)
• United States
27 Jun 16
I usually just lay down and take a nap and I always feel better when I wake up.
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@Shiva49 (13036)
• Singapore
27 Jun 16
Time is also a great healer. When we are angry count up to ten; when very angry count up to hundred! siva
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@ptrikha_2 (8291)
• India
30 May 17
@BelleStarr I also like to take rest but sometimes I don't have the option to take rest.
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• Austin, Texas
15 Aug 16
I trust The One Who gives me a peace that surpasses all understanding. Others may disagree or object but it has worked for me all these years and I have no reason to stop trusting Him.
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@Shiva49 (13036)
• Singapore
16 Aug 16
Happy for you. Yes, trust and belief are important - siva
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@allknowing (65242)
• India
27 Jun 16
My mantra is to decrease my wants and keep only those in my life with whom I could get along smoothly.
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@Shiva49 (13036)
• Singapore
27 Jun 16
That is also how I keep myself sane! Then peace of mind follows - siva
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@jaboUK (53939)
• United Kingdom
25 Jun 16
I very rarely get stressed, so no solace needed for me.
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@Shiva49 (13036)
• Singapore
26 Jun 16
That is the way, sort of our attitude takes care of needless stress - siva
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@DianneN (78465)
• United States
25 Jun 16
I was stressed all night and talked it out on myLot. Usually, I'm pretty calm and levelheaded.
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@Shiva49 (13036)
• Singapore
26 Jun 16
I get stressed at times due to delay in solving an issue. That plays in my mind. I want to put it behind and look ahead. I admire those who are able to stay calm through a crisis. When we are patient, half the battle is won - siva
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@innertalks (4211)
• Australia
27 Jun 16
Can true peace of mind be ever totally obtained from just such a scene of outer peace, or not? What about inner peace?
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.
@Shiva49 (13036)
• Singapore
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
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• Australia
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.
@Shiva49 (13036)
• Singapore
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 .
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@ptrikha_2 (8291)
• India
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.
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@Shiva49 (13036)
• Singapore
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
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@ptrikha_2 (8291)
• India
30 May 17
@Shiva49 This is perhaps I need to learn - at times I ponder too much over certain things and have difficulty in letting my mind go away from them. But in some of the things, I have learned not to panic.
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@RubyHawk (25455)
• Atlanta, Georgia
26 Jun 16
I try to remain calm and take it one day at a time.I also meditate and I think that helps.
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@Shiva49 (13036)
• Singapore
27 Jun 16
Living one day at a time calms us and I also do not make long term plans. I have seen things can turn topsy turvy anytime. Yes, meditation gives us inner peace during turbulent times - siva
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@RubyHawk (25455)
• Atlanta, Georgia
27 Jun 16
@Shiva49 Life isn't easy but we must try to have the best life possible.
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