Could you get to Inner Peace?
The Highest state one could be in is a state of complete acceptance and inner peace. It is a state where you need nothing because you already feel complete.
Not a lot of people would claim that they have reached a state of inner peace. They may have felt like it at one time or another throughout their lives when something goes really great, or they have met someone who they feel really happy with. But to really feel inner peace is not an easy thing to do. It takes a lifetime for some. And most people probably think they could NEVER be so content with their lives that they feel inner peace.
One must work together with their thoughts and feelings to be at peace with their life. Some people walk around every day with a lot of mental ‘garbage’. They have negative thoughts about themselves, others, and their lives. Obviously when you have negative thoughts, this will lead to negative feelings. One cannot obtain any form of inner peace at all as long as they are carrying negative thoughts and feelings around with them all the time. I have realized over the years that thoughts and feelings are disruptive by their very nature. Even positive thoughts and feelings are blocks to inner peace and a true state of abundance. It won’t be easy to do, but when you can begin to let go of the feelings that come from these thoughts is when you can start creating true abundance and inner peace in your life.
If you are feeling stuck and sick and tired of being miserable in your life and you want more for yourself, it is time to take responsibility for your life and be IN CHARGE, take power and control your life. That is how it should be. We are all responsible for our own lives. Whether happy or sad, we control how we feel.
Most people I speak with are not happy with their current situation, and could use an overhaul in their lives. Lots of people will find it easier though, to just complain about their lives to anyone who will listen. But anyone who knows about ‘The Law of Attraction’ knows that you will only be ‘attracting’ more and more things to complain about by complaining. You will NEVER be happy and content with your life if you are finding fault in your situation. If you are always searching ‘for something better’, you will always be attracting the feeling of not being happy with what you have. The saying ‘the grass is always greener on the other side’ does not have to be true with your life.
I read somewhere that the shortcut to everything you want in life is to let go of all desire for gain, acceptance, wealth, fame, respect, or whatever it may be. Wanting these things means you are NOT in a state of abundance and inner peace in your life, but in a severe state of LACK.
Realizing that you are already blessed beyond measure is where you need to begin. Look around you. Notice and see all the beauty and the joys that surround you every day. Live in the NOW and appreciate everything that exists. This is your life, and it is time you start appreciating what you DO have and not always be thinking of what you COULD have. To feel this way is the start of feeling true abundance. In this state, it no longer matters what you receive in life because nothing could be added to you to make you any more happy or peaceful than you already are.
Please don’t get me wrong. There is absolutely nothing wrong with desiring more for yourself. It is a natural part of being human. However, when you can recognize the fact that desire is more of a block than it is an attracting force, you will become ok with letting it go. Letting desire go is not a loss, it is a gain. Letting go of desire doesn’t mean you won’t receive positive things in your life. But desire will actually slow down the progress of seeing these positive things. When you have inner peace, it makes it all irrelevant.
Letting go doesn’t mean to stop everything. Letting go means to get rid of the underlying selfish motives behind your actions. Do things because you ENJOY doing them, not because you have to do them. Don’t diet and exercise to get the perfect body, do it because you enjoy the feeling of eating the right foods and you enjoy how you feel after exercising. Don’t go to work because you have to, go because you want to. Find something to enjoy and hold onto that about everything. Do you enjoy the ride to work? Is it because you have some quiet time, or singing to your favorite song, or maybe you enjoy the scenery? When you have fully let go, none of it will really matter anymore. You can keep doing what you do, but the selfish motive will be gone and so your actions will no longer be a means to an end. This means that everything you do will be MUCH more enjoyable, because the anticipation and anxiety will be gone.
Letting go requires self awareness. It requires you to be aware of the fact that most of the things you do are for some kind of gain. You will see the motive behind your thoughts and actions. Stop operating on auto pilot, and be present in every moment. Feel how it feels to do what you are doing, whether it is taking a shower, eating a meal, brushing your teeth. It doesn’t matter what it is, as long as you are aware of how you are FEELING while you are doing it. What are you noticing about it? What are you feeling? seeing? Smelling?
There is a difference between thoughts and emotions. You can’t let go of a thought and not let go of the feeling that energizes that thought because that thought will continue to surface over and over again. When you have a thought of wanting something, look within yourself and feel the emotion the thought is stemming from. Then you can ask yourself, could I let go of this feeling? and when?
Without the underlying feelings of anxiety and expectation, troubling thoughts cannot surface because they lack the energy to keep them alive. Feelings are what create our lives. And feelings come from the subconscious mind. This is why when you try to work with your conscious thoughts, it is ineffective. So to change the contents of your subconscious mind first you would either alter the subconscious thoughts patterns or surrender the feelings that stem from the subconscious mind. This will essentially deprogram the mind and help empty it of negativity.
Deprogramming the mind isn’t as hard as it sounds. Here is the simple 4 step process:
Step 1: Recognize the troubling thought and emotion.
Step 2: Ask yourself, “Could I let this feeling go in return for a feeling of inner peace?”
Step 3: Ask yourself, “If I was able to let this feeling go, would I?”
Step 4: Ask yourself, “When?”
Step 5: Repeat steps 2 though 4 until the feeling or emotion is completely surrendered and you feel a sense of inner peace.
Try to use this same process on ANY thought or emotion and the result is always more inner peace. I recommend using this deprogramming method on both positive and negative thoughts and emotions. Because inner peace is greater than any possible thought or emotion. Inner peace goes beyond thought and emotion. Inner peace does not have any requirements. There is nothing to think or feel or have or do. It is a state of completion, of pure abundance.
I can understand if you feel skeptical. Much of what I am showing you today goes against what is commonly taught. It is not that those people are ‘wrong’ in any way. There are an infinite number of ways in which to live your life. Each person will feel compelled to do things in a different way and I trust that each will eventually find their own way to inner peace by whatever becomes available to them. I know that you can have everything you want in life and you can experience inner peace, and that is what we all want. We just need choose to raise our standards and commit ourselves to that.
Please read this short guide several times. One time is really not enough. You should internalize this information so that you can keep your level of self-awareness very high. When you know that inner peace is an option always available to you, you will find yourself choosing it much more often.
This article is written by Cynthia Joy Maurice. Cynthia is a Life Design & Holistic Wellness Specialist. For your convenience she provides consultations and services at 4 locations in the Myrtle Beach, SC area; as well as in the comfort of your home or online. To contact Cynthia, please call 843-465-7138 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org