How to cultivate and find inner peace

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Carlos Laforet Coll
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How can we cultivate and find inner peace in our daily life? Inner peace brings with it calm and serenity. We can view inner peace as both the ability to let go of worries and as a complete acceptance of ourselves.

How can we cultivate and find the inner peace in our daily life? Inner peace brings with it calm and serenity. We can view inner peace as both the ability to let go of worries and as a complete acceptance of ourselves.





The journey to find inner peace can be more or less simple depending on the person who makes it. For be at peace with the worldafter all, it is necessary first of all be at peace with yourself.

It is simpler to talk about inner peace when we consider life as an experience to be lived moment by moment, so a moment of peace can follow a moment of agitation, once calm is found. Calm and agitation are two opposites that could not exist without each other.

We can all find inner peace by following a few simple tips that can help us improve our approach to life.

  • Acceptance of life's challenges
  • Complete acceptance of ourselves
  • Calm recovery thanks to deep breathing
  • Moments of relaxation to lower stress levels
  • Meditation as a practice that promotes inner calm

These are just some of the possible indications for achieving inner peace since everyone has their own path to take, especially from the point of view of self-acceptance.

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In Taoism there are some Zen practices to calm the mind which consist in asking one question after another until the mind, having enough, decides to get rid of the questions, the answers and all the worries since, reached the top, it needs to find calm and peace.

This type of inner search leads to truly accepting ourselves as we are. With such a acceptance of ourselves we can fully understand what our strengths are and what our limitations. If we know them, we realize what life challenges we can face alone and when we need to ask for help instead.



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To find calm, we can focus on the moment we are living and think that:
  • The past is now gone, we cannot be chained to it
  • The future has not yet arrived, worries are useless
  • The present is the only moment we can truly live

With these thoughts in mind we understand that we can leave behind false attachments to the sufferings experienced in the past. If we imagine ourselves as we are in the present and do not think about how we were in the past or how we could be in the future, we are able to observe and accept ourselves as we really are.

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Having a clearer view of ourselves allows us to be strong enough to protect our inner peace from threats that can come from without, through other people or certain situations.

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If we do not allow ourselves to be governed or manipulated by others we will be even more free to observe our true nature and we will certainly respect it to the fullest. Inner peace, we must remember, always begins with ourselves, and therefore what disturbs us from the outside also partly depends on us when we need to find a solution to improve or change a situation.



Finally, training for inner peace it is beneficial to both us and others given that thanks to our closeness other people will be able to learn to find calm more easily thanks to our example.

Marta Albè

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