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Challenging Life For Inner Peace (Part 2 of 2)

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Challenging Life For Inner Peace (Part 1 of 2)

 

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Quietness of the mind

Peace in true definition is a quietness of the mind. If the mind requires quietness then it is up to you to shut up the argumentation. It usually goes on between the emotions, subconscious, and conscious mind.

The subconscious mind has goodies waited inside, and it is up to you to hunt them down and find it. Once you make contact with your subconscious, you will be surprised what comes out.

To do it, it takes skill, effort, patience, and long-suffering. As well as the ability to find your way out of havoc and into inner peace.

Quietness of the mind means there is no area for suffering and pain.  What we obtain will go to lengths to remain in tact from the chaos.

Liberate the mind

During your time searching for inner peace, you will need to learn how to liberate the mind. Liberating the mind means, you are willing to give all your guilt, prejudices, shame and lies. It also includes negative thoughts, and other harmful thinking to God and let go for life.

Once you reach this agreement with self then you will feel peace within your being. And once you gain this feeling continue to let go and fight for your inner peace.

Final thoughts

Well, we are nearing the end now of this article. I hope that you have learned from this work, since peace is everything. Like you, I want inner peace for everyone. This brings us to another point.

We cannot control others; therefore, we must learn to control self. When you spend time controlling others you are burning up energy. The energy can be utilized to find and save your inner peace.

Asking questions will bring forth light. Thus, finding inner peace means that you must learn to communicate with self. Learn the strategies of communication, or the creativity of communication. It is a tool you need to move along without stumbling along the way.

Do you believe what I said in the last few words of the sentence? If you think, you are not going to stumble along the way to finding inner peace, stop and read this article again.

 

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Challenging Life For Inner Peace (Part 1 of 2)

Challenging Life For Inner Peace

Writers looking for inner peace as well

By the time I finish writing this article I am going to need peace my self. Writing is a journey that sometimes like life is frustrating.

The career of writing like life put demands, stress, and sweat from hard work on persons. The saddest part is that the return is very little to nothing. If you believe that last remark, let me tell you another one.

Writers are people with gifts and the rewards are there, but like everything else, they arrive at a slow pace. Inner peace is similar to writing; since you work and work and work and the rewards of your efforts seem miles away.

How to achieve inner peace?

Do you want inner peace? Sure, we all want inner peace, or at least nearly all of us do. How do you achieve inner peace? Do you have the ability to use your mind over matter to control your psyche? If not then you must live, learn, read, and practice in order to reach your peace of mind.

What are you doing to achieve your inner peace? Some people go to Church believing it is the answer to finding inner quietness of the mind. This is not true in many cases. Because unfortunately like many other sources in life, churches do not always have the truth.

What is the truth? Do you know? Do you scramble through each day searching by means of the subconscious mind to find answers to your question? And yet fell to see the answers because you are afraid to meet your subconscious mind?

Until you find truth, you will not find inner peace. Regardless of what you hear throughout your lifetime the truth is somewhere within you. Even if you do not have the entire truth, you have more than you think.

We are all born with the gift of inner peace and the gift of truth. Ethnic is truth. Thus, it is people of all natures living in the world of havoc to join in union.

 

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Meditation: A Path To Inner Peace (Part 4 of 4)

Do not dare to miss to read the previous articles:

Meditation: A Path To Inner Peace (Part 1 of 4)

Meditation: A Path To Inner Peace (Part 2 of 4)

Meditation: A Path To Inner Peace (Part 3 of 4)

 

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To practice ‘awareness walking’ bring awareness to walking wherever you find yourself. Take notice of your breathing. Are you taking short, shallow breaths without even knowing it?

If so, take several deep breaths and center yourself in your body and in the present moment. Appreciate the wonderful body you have and the blessing of being able to walk.

Notice your surroundings. What season is it? Take a few minutes to listen to the noises around you. Feel the wind, sun, fog, rain or snow on your face.

Look at the people, animals, birds, sky, trees, and buildings around you. Breathe in and out and realize that you are an integral part of the environment.

Next steps

Pay attention to your body. Are you holding tension in your shoulders, neck, solar plexus, lower back, or legs? Breathe into any areas where you are feeling tension and let it drain into the Earth.

Next, pay attention to your posture. Are you standing straight and tall or slouching? Walk in a way that is comfortable for you with your body loose and uplifted.

Walk with dignity and confidence, one foot in front of the other and pay attention to the experience of movement. You can walk mindfully anywhere, along a sidewalk, walking your dog, in the mall, along the hallways at work.

You simply remind yourself to be in this moment, taking each step as it comes.

Some people find it helpful to repeat a mantra (mantras are repetition of sacred words in order to bring focus to your mind). You can also use a variation on the walking mantra by counting your breaths.

Walk more slowly than you usually do and count how many steps it takes for your intake of breath and how many steps for your exhale.

In this type of meditation, your attention is focused on both your steps and your breathing bringing together a wonderful balance of peacefulness and awareness.

Take some time to reflect on your experience when you return home. Five or ten minutes brings closure to your walk and provides an opportunity to make the transition from this ‘place of peace’ to ordinary day-to-day activities.

 

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Meditation: A Path To Inner Peace (Part 3 of 4)

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Meditation: A Path To Inner Peace (Part 1 of 4)

Meditation: A Path To Inner Peace (Part 2 of 4)

 

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6. Calm, soothing music can be helpful for inducing a state of tranquility and relaxation.

7. If you are hungry, have a little something to eat, as it is not necessary to meditate on a completely empty stomach.

8. Put your expectations aside and don’t worry about doing it right.

Mahamudra

Mahamudra is the form of meditation that is a way of going about one’s daily activities in a state of mindfulness. It is meditation integrated into all aspects of our lives.

This following exercise is one you can do anywhere to create a feeling of inner peace. It is particularly helpful for those times you are stuck in traffic, waiting in line at the grocery store or bank, at the office when days are hectic, or when you are picking up the kids from school or extra-curricular activities.

“What I do today is important because I am exchanging a day of my life for it,”

 — Hugh Mulligan

Meditation helps us remember to stop and ‘smell the daisies.’

Here’s how:

  1. Begin by taking a deep breath
  2. Breathe deeply and as you do expand your lungs and your diaphragm
  3. Hold the breath for a few seconds and slowly exhale through the mouth
  4. Focus on your breath and clear your mind
  5. Do this several times until you feel the slowing of your breath and a deep sense of peace fill your body
  6. Consciously feel the peace permeate your body
  7. Drop your shoulders and connect through the top of your head to the Universal Energy
  8. Repeat
  9. If you wish, send peace to those around you by connecting to their hearts with light and love.

Walking Meditation

A walking meditation is simply an exercise in awareness. There are four components:

  • become aware of your breathing,
  • notice your surroundings,
  • be attentive to your body’s movement, and
  • take some time to reflect on your experience when you return home.

 

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Meditation: A Path To Inner Peace (Part 2 of 4)

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Lama Surya Das in his book Awakening The Buddha Within says,

“Meditation is not just something to do; it’s a method of being and seeing – an unconditional way of living moment by moment.”

In other words, learning to live in this moment because this moment is all we have.

Henry Winkler is quoted as saying;

“A human being’s first responsibility is to shake hands with himself.”

Meditation is an opportunity to ‘shake hands with ourselves’ in a safe, simple way and to balance our emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual well-being.

Status today

Meditation takes many forms in today’s society. All have one thing in common. They use concentration techniques to still the mind and stop thought.

Various practices exist such as chanting (Mantra), focusing on energy centres in the body (Chakra Meditation), breathing, mindfulness (Mahamudra), loving kindness, formal sitting (Vipassana), expressive practices (Siddha Yoga), and walking to name some of the styles.

Try each style and see what works for you or you may want to alternate between the techniques from time to time. For the purposes of this article, I will discuss Mahamudra and walking meditation.

Practical Steps To Begin Meditating

  1. Find a place where there are few external distractions. A place where you feel emotionally comfortable, safe, removed from pressure and stress is the optimal location.
  2. Wear clothing that is loose and sit or lie in a comfortable position.
  3. Plan to meditate in an area that is warm and comfortable. You might want to have a blanket or light covering as some people experience a feeling of coolness when they aren’t moving around for a period of time.
  4. We can use candles to focus attention on the task at hand. If you use them, remember to be cautious and extinguish them before leaving the room.
  5. Relaxation is a key component of meditation. Take a few moments to bring about a state of relaxation by taking a deep breath through your nose, expanding your lungs and diaphragm. Hold the breath for a few seconds and slowly exhale through your mouth. Do this several times until you feel relaxed.

 

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Meditation: A Path To Inner Peace (Part 3 of 4)

Meditation: A Path To Inner Peace (Part 4 of 4)