Happiness is one of the most misunderstood words in our vocabulary, but we are looking for that intangible state all our life. If I only had this or that, if I met the right partner, if I had a big house, a new car, the work I always wanted, I would be happy. Ancient yoga and spiritual teachings emphasize that happiness is only real when we abandon the search for material and transitory things and discover the lasting joy that dwells in them.
Inner peace is closely linked to happiness. From Buddhist philosophy to Mahatma Gandhi and the Dalai Lama, they have all been strong supporters of inner peace.
There are many ways to improve inner peace and happiness. Below are three simple ways to achieve the goals of inner peace and happiness. Please note that the following ways are by no means an exhaustive list.
- Do not take yourself too seriously. In times of hardship, such as a loss or illness, it’s easy to lose one’s humor and even easier to get involved in the negative aspects of what’s going on. Remembering not to take yourself too seriously brings lightness and acceptance to the weight of the circumstances around you. Remember that angels can fly because they take themselves lightly!
- Focus on what you learn. Mistakes and setbacks are just a form of training. If the road is easy and free of bumps, chances are you are going the wrong way. Lumps on the road teach you what you need to know to advance along your own path. Sometimes something is wrong to be right. Sometimes you need to replace one or two flat tires before you can continue.
- Make friends with yourself. Your relationship with yourself is the only thing you have that lasts a lifetime, and you can be your greatest friend or worst enemy. So it is very important not to drop emotionally or beat yourself up. Be kind.
- The ease of your expectations. Life has no obligation to give you what you expect. Whatever you are looking for rarely will come in the form you expect. Don’t miss the silver lining because you expect gold.You must see and accept things as they really are, not as you expect, expect, or expect. Just because it turns out it’s not what you imagined, doesn’t mean it’s not what you need to get to the destination you want to go.
- Meditation . There is a large amount of research that shows how meditation changes circuits in parts of the brain associated with satisfaction and happiness and stimulates “feel-good” factors. Meditating on love and kindness makes you far, far happier! And the only way to find out this is to try it, so don’t hesitate.
- Remove negativity from your life. Maybe this is in the form of bad habits or even negative people in your life. Circling yourself with negative energy is a surefire way to engage in your own negative thoughts. If something or someone takes over your ability to feel happy and peaceful, something needs to be done to overcome it or eliminate that negativity from your life completely.
- Practice Gratitude. It’s good to find it every day if we look for it. Even on days where there seems to be nothing to be desired or that all day is terrible, I can guarantee that there are at least some things that you can be grateful for in your life. Gratitude is funny because the more you start looking for it, the more you begin to see it and experience it.
- Look for the new beginning . Today is a new beginning; treat it like that. Stop thinking about what might happen and start seeing what can happen.Tell yourself: “Past Past, thank you for all the life lessons you have taught me. Dear Future, I’m ready now! “Because great beginnings always occur at the right time that you think will be the end of everything.
- Prioritize peace in front of performance. Estimate the remaining days of life. Do you want to look back on your life and celebrate the busy life around, the list of “things to do” that have been completed, and others? Or do you want to reflect on quiet days, connection, good relations, extraordinary experiences, and peace of mind?
- Disconnect and exit for a while. Take the time each week to disconnect from technology and get acquainted with who you are without it. Escape and enjoy simple things like hiking and picnic lunches, take a walk on a quiet beach or lake, or take a quiet soak surrounded by candles and relaxing music. Part of finding peace is breaking the connection from the things that keep you away from it