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How To Find Your Inner Peace

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“I feel within me a peace above all earthly dignities, a still and quiet conscience.”- William Shakespeare

“Being takes you beyond the polar opposites of the mind and frees you from depending on form. Even if everything were to collapse and crumble all around you, you would still feel a deep inner core of peace. You may not be happy, but you will be at peace.” – Eckhart Tolle

“Peace is to be found only within, and unless one find it there he will never find it at all. Peace lies not in the external world. It lies within one’s own soul.”- Ralph Waldo Trine

“To be at one with God is to be at peace.”- Ralph Waldo Trine

If you want to make peace with yourself, you have the power to do it. You have the power to change your life. You have the power to change your thoughts. You have the power to change the people you hang out with. You have the power to change what you do every day. You have the power to love yourself. You have the power to direct your life.

So if you want to live in peace, start living your values. It is not enough to say what your values are. It is not enough. If you want people to follow you, if you want others to see you as a leader, you must live your values. If you believe in love, live it. If you believe in hard work, live it. If you believe in life, live it. If you believe in happiness, live it. If you believe in passion, live it. If you believe in yourself, live it. Whatever you believe in, it is not enough to just say it, live it.

Deepak Chopra says, “You must learn to get in touch with the inner most essence of your being. This true essence is beyond the ego. It is fearless; it is free; it is immune to criticism; it does not fear any challenge. It is beneath no one, mystery, and enchantment.” Believe it or not, if you really mean business, if you really want to make peace with yourself, with your life, with your work, you must connect with your “inner most essence of your being.” Why is that? Because that is where you live. That is where you belong. And that is where everything is happening.

That is where you are. And if you want to live in the present, you must connect with your inner world. You must connect with your heart. Listen to your heart. Forget about what the world is telling you to do. What the world is telling you to do is not important. What is important is what you want to do for yourself. What is important is what you want to do to change your life. Do not get me wrong. It is important to listen to other people, but you must follow your heart. If not, you are not going to achieve your goals. And you have got to be patient with yourself.

Be patient. When it comes to making peace with yourself, with your soul, with your life, with the people around you, you must be patient with yourself. It is important. You must accept what is happening in your life right now. You must accept what you have right now. You must be willing to change the direction of your life. And you must open your heart to the moment, to what is happening around you, to what you are hearing, to what you are seeing, to what you are doing, even if you are not comfortable with it.

When you do that, you will have fun. You will enjoy your life. You won’t allow your past issues to steal your present away from you. Richard Carlson was right when he said, “We allow past problems and future concerns to dominate our present moments, so much so that we end up anxious, frustrated, depressed, and hopeless.” Do not do that to yourself. Wherever you are, be there. Because now is the only time you have to change your life, to make peace with yourself.

4 Ways To Follow Your Own Path

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What happens in your life must be determined by you. If you don’t want to get a different result, if you want to achieve your goal in life, you must take charge of your life. You must take 100% responsibility for your life. It is your life. Do not forget that your life is your making. You make your life. You are the designer of your own life, of your own future. So if you want a better future, you must take charge of your own life, of your own thoughts, of your own actions.

To follow your own path, here are some strategies that will help you get there:

Have faith in yourself

Victor Hugo said, “Let us have faith. No, let us not be cast down. To despair is to desert. Let us look to the future.” That is what you should do. Whatever you want to create for yourself, you can do it. But you must first believe in yourself. If not, it won’t work. Do not let anything stop you from chasing your path. Do not do what others are doing. Do what you are here to do. Do not abandon your path. You can get there only if you believe in your own future.

Do not be scared to fail

You are going to fail anyway. Why is that? Because you can’t try something new without failure. It is going to come. You can’t stop it from happening. When it happens, do not take it personally. Because you are a learner, not an expert. And do not beat yourself up for failing. That is how we learn. So if you want to grow, you must embrace the power of failure. According to Leo Buscaglia, “To try is to risk failure, but risks must be taken, because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.” If you don’t risk, you don’t grow.

Face your fears

Fear is real. But do not let your fear stop you from following your path. Do not let your fear keep you in a rut. All you need to do is to recognize it and keep on going. Because you have to overcome your fears if you want to achieve greatness in your life. And you can do it. If you have the courage to face your fears, you will grow. Will you face them?

Commit yourself to it

Before you start, ask yourself this question: “How bad do I really want to achieve my dream?” It is very important that you know why you are committing yourself to something. Because you do not want to waste your time doing something you do not love. You won’t be happy. Think about it. Because once you make the decision to follow your path, there is no going back. You are going to stick with it until it works. Can you do it?

Remember that your life is your own making. It is never too late to follow your dreams. Find out what makes you come alive, and then go after it with all your might. If you do it, you will succeed. Will you do it?