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The definition of happiness differs from one person to another.
It’s not only about living in peace and comfort, but it also includes being happy from within and having contentment with our lives. It’s the inner peace that will help us enjoy materialistic pleasures and achievements, so never ignore inner peace while seeking happiness in life.
How can we lead peaceful lives?
The only way we can live a peaceful life is by leading a peaceful heart.
Be at one with your loved ones, friends, and relatives so that there are no feelings of hate or rejection, which can affect our minds and bodies adversely. We need to keep away from negative people who bring negativity into our lives. Don’t be judgmental about others as it creates ill-will among them and also toward ourselves.
Keep away from all negative thoughts about others as it can create bad karma and may result in mental disturbances too. Always try to see good things in others rather than seeing their flaws because judging others will make us feel bad about ourselves too. For example, if someone has poor eyesight, don’t judge them, help them instead.
What are the reasons that prevent us from leading peaceful lives?
There are various reasons that can disturb a peaceful routine of living. You may have gone through some of them but there are other aspects that you might not have even considered. To make a long story short, these reasons are stressful lifestyles, unemployment, self-doubt, and negative people surrounding us. These can consume all of our positive energy if not handled wisely.
When it comes to interpersonal relationships, do not ignore others’ emotions and thoughts when trying to discuss something which makes them upset or angry.
How do we overcome negative emotions?
The key to overcoming negative emotions is in our minds. Whenever we feel bad, turn that negative into a positive by asking yourself why you are feeling that way. Is it due to something concrete and tangible? Is it because of something that happened earlier? Is it because of an imagined situation? Once we can identify what is causing our distress, figure out how we might be able to fix it or what steps we can take in order to not get upset over these things again.
Sometimes, when we’re stressed out, we try too hard to fix our problems instead of taking small steps toward solving them. This defeats our purpose by overwhelming us with negativity and causes us anxiety as a result.
How do we bring positive changes in our lives?
We all want good things to happen in our lives, but how do we bring these changes about? For example, how do we change our job, get promoted, and make a lot of money? Or, how do we attract a wonderful partner into our lives?
We all want these and many other good things, but often, we can’t achieve them. Why is that? The main reason for not achieving what we desire is simply because we are not aware of what we need to do in order to achieve them. We may have an idea of what we need to do, but are still lacking a clear strategy on how exactly to go about it. This lack of clarity stops most people from taking action and results in failure instead of success.
How can we make inner peace last forever?
Let me explain what I mean by saying that we must have an optimistic attitude. One way we can do this is by practicing gratitude. By giving thanks for what we have, we acknowledge that there are good things around us, even if they aren’t always immediately obvious or apparent.
Studies suggest an abundance mindset is linked with a number of positive psychological and physical health benefits including greater longevity, decreased anxiety and depression, higher self-esteem, and more personal happiness.
So, appreciate everything around you and be thankful for all the good things in your life—inner peace will follow!