Inner peace ( Image by Dr. Blog )

The stresses of today's world seem to intrude constantly into our daily lives even moments of relaxation and pleasure are curtailed as rising pressures and demands leave us bewildered. Under this barrage of stress, the physical body functions at a heightened level of alertness the so-called fight or flight reaction triggering a cascade of physiological reactions. Fear, a common complaint in today's world, also sets off internal alarms that urge us to act to protect ourselves. It's becoming more and more difficult to tune in to our inner selves, to remember our true spiritual nature.

Thankfully, the practice of meditation helps us clear our minds. It rids us of stresses, intrusive thoughts, and fragments and echoes of the outside world all of which disturb our conscious minds. Meditation makes our minds more sensitive to what's truly important.

You have heard the term and you probably have wondered if it is possible to live life genuinely, centered in a feeling, or more than that: a total interior environment of peace, tranquility, order and freedom. The answer is a resounding YES! Inner Peace is real.

It is truly your natural state of existence. All you need do is recognize that: not in words or lip service but at the core of your being simply see that as “you”, who you really are right now.

Pure Silence, Inner Peace, Enlightenment, Freedom of Spirit, no matter what term is used, is the gentle enduring freedom you always know in the state when there is no you, no individual, no thoughts about self (including wants and desires), no thoughts about anything, no needs and no becoming.

When one has given up the illusion that one is special, one is necessary, one is important, the flood of gentleness ensues and one finds oneself swept away in a torrent of compassionate tenderness and love. The one has disappeared and has been replaced by the many, which is the Real One and there is nothing more to attain, ever.

From the Inner Peace one discovers within, the flow is compassionately directed outward onto the pallet of the universe itself and all that is touched by this formless recognition is as well renewed and brought into the tranquility of order itself. Thus the gift is passed on: one to another in an endless recognition of being, love, harmony and spirit.

Create space in your life

On a dailly basis, schedule one or two breaks for “peace.” Resist planning for this time. Allow yourself to do or not do whatever feels most peaceful in that moment. AND DO IT!!!

Set Your Day

When you wake up in the morning, take time to set an intention of peace for the day. Imagine how you want to feel and be. Pray, meditate, or simply drink a tea… with the intention of setting the scene for peace.

Art of breath

Taking long, slow deep breaths is a way to persuade your body that you want peace. That you are the Master. When you are stressed our breathing becomes shallow and quick, don’t let it happen.

Take a walk

Get outside for a short walk, every time you are stressed. Enjoy the nature all around you. Be part of the scenery.