In our mundane and hectic lifestyle we strive to reach to the level where we can experience tranquility. The tumultuous situations in our lives incite impulsive and reactive emotions in us, which make us oblivious to the obvious, and hence creating disharmony, hatred and upsetting circumstances. And most of the times, instead of taking any action to understand and uproot the cause of our sufferings, we tend to fall prey to depression or anger which vanquishes our abilities to think clearly. The game is all about keeping the mind under control under such baffling circumstances. As difficult as it seems to achieve it, it is not at all impossible. By practicing the below steps with patience and determination, you can master your mind and achieve inner peace.
Meditate and Keep your Calm
A clear and calm mind is a powerhouse of positive thoughts. And this can be achieved though meditation which prepares the mind to release the pent up negativity and bring equanimity effortlessly. And as a result this brings back our consciousness and elevates emotional resilience, helping us take action while bringing us back to the present moment. Prepare your mind neither to struggle against it nor to argue with it.
Accept reality & Appreciate what you have
The only thing that is in our hands is to relieve our minds from suffering by accepting the present situation. Pondering or stressing over something which we hardly can influence or change, only heap up stress. The root cause of our dissatisfaction many a times is assuming, The grass is greener on the other side. We often forget to appreciate what we have; or rather we are not contented with it. The right way to look at it is not to let the disappointment affect us, but to take a step everyday to improve ourselves and reach even higher.
Spend time with yourself
We have several choices when it comes to spending quality time. We love to spend time with our friends, family, and colleagues but in this rush, we ignore the most precious friend of ours- ourselves. The lesser time we spend with ourselves, the more detached we become from being unflappable. Take time to talk to yourself and observe your emotions, feelings to understand and transform them into positivity.
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Learn to be happy
No matter what, learn to be contented. Being happy proves to be a miraculous medicine to all our anxieties. Dont believe me? Think about this. When you are happy and laughing your heart out, have you ever thought about anything negative? Ever felt sad? Ever worried about your past or future? No!
Being happy actually stops all the negativity from entering your mind and makes you feel contended.
Extend your hands to the needy
Self-confinement is to be blamed here. If we are too occupied with our thoughts, wants, aspirations and needs, we cant even imagine how the world looks to other people. Try to show kind gestures to people who need the most, even to complete strangers. When we help others, our focus is diverted from our own problems and an act of benevolence brings in serenity of mind.
Chant All is Well
Mr. Perfectionist in the movie, 3 Idiots, was never wrong when he told to calm the mind by chanting All is Well. There is always hope, rather hope is the only thing that we cannot afford to lose. When in trying predicament, embrace hope and tell your mind, Everything is going to change. Relax. There is always a better tomorrow and see how magically you feel better instantly.
Keep the child in you alive
We might not be having all the answers to every question in our lives, solution to every problem, kick-ass ideas to change the world in a jiffy; but we should have a strong will to learn, grow and improve ourselves everyday as human beings. Accepting that, in this big journey of life, one can accumulate as many experiences by keeping arms open towards constant learning, eases the suffering of belittling ourselves for not knowing all. This, in itself, is an incredible step towards attaining inner peace.
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When we are happy, we see the world through the tinted colors of joy in our eyes. But when time passes and it comes to confront sadness with strength and endurance, we find ourselves shattered and incompetent to direct our feelings the right way. With just a tilt in our way of dealing with our emotions, we can be winners and attain inner peace. Yes, its not as complicated as we coerce ourselves to think.
Just give it a try to see a newer you!