Inner peace is the heartbeat of the universe and available to us all, we only need to become aware of it. It is a place where everything works in harmony and balance. Our ability to manifest inner peace is to simply be in the flow of life, allowing life to unfold in its own perfect way, without stress or worry.
Yet, experiencing inner peace is not always easy, as it seems there is often a challenge around the corner. Everyday occurrences, small and big ones, which have a tendency to take away our focus, vibrant energy and our ability to experience personal peacefulness.
The evolution of technology offers us an endless stream of information, making the world smaller and palpable. Our ability to connect with people worldwide increases the feeling of oneness and the awareness of what is happening in other parts of the world. We join together in celebrating the good news and we share our grief in moments of sorrow. As the media is set up to share mainly negative news, it tends to overwhelm us with feelings of anxiety. We might become astray in the maze of life as the outer noise takes away our inner peace and we risk to become numb to the essential messages from within.
On a more personal level, we might experience tension because of our busy lives, demands at work, family responsibilities, a serious illness or perhaps the fear of missing out; on something important, a social gathering or a great opportunity. This leads to millions of thoughts, creating worries and restlessness, keeping us away from inner peace and the connection with ourselves. Eventually, we are outliving our lives instead of living it the way which feels good and natural to us.
Regardless of any situation, we always have a choice how we deal with it, and allow ourselves to look with different eyes to what is happening outside of us. To experience this, it is essential to stay connected with our heart and soul and the infinite field of silence. If we strengthen this awareness by daily practicing, we create peace for ourselves and for the outside world. It is the answer to our questions, and to the confusion we might feel inside.
Inner peace comes from within and emerges in the moment we choose not to allow another person or event to control our emotions or state of being.
QUALITY OF THOUGHT
Inner peace enhances the quality of our manifestations, which is a direct reflection of the quality of our thoughts. The core function of the mind is to think, enabling us to transmit thoughts and feelings through our energy system and create form. When the mind works in service of the heart, it enables us to use it in more productive and harmonious ways, as the heart always operates with the bigger picture in mind and in benefit of the whole.
We can see the head as the producer of our life, waiting for directions from the heart, the holder of inner knowing and innate wisdom. When we bring our thoughts in alignment with the heart, we guide ourselves to people and circumstances that are beneficial for the unfolding of our lives and consequently for that of the people around us. Our thinking improves, as we feel one with the heartbeat of the universe, the energy of inner peace.
When we introduce silence in our daily lives, the quality of all we do improves.
Meditation is a perfect instrument to clear our mind, to become silent and experience the stillness within. Even a couple of minutes with no thoughts can be very refreshing, providing us with renewed energy. This energy, with a higher quality vibration, produces better thoughts and is more prolific. The more anxiety we experience, the more urgent it is to go within and become silent. A period of 2 to 10 minutes is enough to experience inner peace, which can be found in the silence between the exhale of one breath and the inhale of a new one. It can be helpful to use a guided meditation or to attend a mindfulness class.
It is important, however, to always find a quiet place within your own comfort, where you will not be disturbed. Nature is a perfect place to experience inner peace and rejuvenate your entire energy system. The moment you connect yourself with nature, you practice inner silence. A hike in the forest, a stroll on the beach, a walk in your neighbourhood, or even just standing in your own backyard or on your balcony, will do its magical work. Find your peaceful place and let your breath flow.
Be aware of your face expression, for peace finds its way more easily when smiling, which makes you feel better instantly.
The more you practise, the easier it becomes. The benefits will motivate you to keep practicing. You can use it in any place, for instance, when in a traffic jam, while waiting for public transportation or in line for the cash register. Actually any place which has a tendency to give you a sense of tension, because you feel you don’t want to be where you are. Inner peace can be created anywhere, by accepting and surrender to the present moment.
Free yourself from doing things that distract you from inner silence, like mainstream media, negativity and drama’s which are not yours. Learn to become comfortable within your own silence, the seat of the soul, which resides in your own magnificent heart.
In the vast realm of stillness lies your potential to create inner peace and find the magic within.