Look for peace within yourself. Don’t look for it out there, for you will never find it, Out there. Look for it Within yourself.
The Peace Within Yourself…
How often do you manage to turn off your mind and really enjoy some silence? Or maybe you are one of those people who can’t even imagine such a thing to be possible. Well, it is possible to find peace within yourself. It might not be easy in the beginning, but eventually, you will find it.
It was the French philosopher and physicist, Blaise Pascal who affirmed that:
“All men’s miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone.” ~ Blaise Pascal
But why is that? Why can’t we just sit quite without doing anything? Why can’t we just be alone with our own selves without feeling lonely and enjoy a moment of silence? Are we really that uncomfortable with being alone with ourselves?
“You cannot be lonely if you like the person you’re alone with.” ~ Wayne W. Dyer
Finding Peace within yourself
Whenever you’ll try to sit quietly without doing a single thing – nothing at all, trying to detach yourself from all your so-called problems, from your own life, your own thinking, etc., you will immediately realize how your mind will get louder and louder. It will try to convince you that what you are doing is a complete waste of time, and you will probably hear words like…
What are you trying to do? Don’t you realize how much work there is to be done? Are you just going to sit here, doing nothing? What, are you crazy or something? Do you even realize how much time you are wasting? Get up and get busy. Time is money, my friend, time is money!
There is a future to stress about, a past to regret, the house needs to be cleaned, your children will want to eat, there are dishes in the sink, bills to worry about, emails to be read, phone calls to be made, and many, many other things that need to be done, and could be done in this very moment, so get up and start working!
Come on! What are you waiting for?!”
The mind will get so loud, so noisy and it will be almost impossible to ignore it.
(A lot of people stop here. They give up, believing that it is an impossible task; believing that silence is quite a luxury, and once again, the mind wins.)
But you don’t have to believe everything your mind is telling you. You don’t have to believe everything you think. You don’t have to stop.
“It is neither good nor bad, but THINKING makes it so.” ~ William Shakespeare
You see, things, events, situations, people, etc., they just are the way they are – neither good nor bad, but we choose to label them. And by doing so, we choose to be disappointed, to experience pain and to suffer.
Silence your mind to find peace
We all need some quiet time, away from all the mental noise, away from our so-called problems. And it feels so good to turn off your mind from time to time and look within for that peace within yourself – that peace that nothing and no one could ever take it away from you. That peace that comes from being fully present and engaged in your daily life.
To silence your mind is not an impossible task. It can be done. And you achieve this by becoming present in the Now; by paying attention to your breath and your surroundings; by paying attention to your inner feelings in your body… The more you do this, the easier it will be for you to discover the peace and tranquility that’s already present within yourself.
No need to look outside yourself. No need to search anymore. Just look within and you will find the peace that surpasseth all understanding. The peace that is yours to keep, to hold, and have.