Inner peace is essential for health and well-being, thriving relationships, happiness, and success. So m why don’t most people have it?
There are roadblocks people bump up against that limits inner peace in their lives.
Do you see yourself in any of these?
Underlying Angst. Within every human being is underlying angst. It’s nervous energy, that is not tied to stress, though it amplifies the uneasy feeling. As a baby, you are born into inner peace but at an early age, the developing ego pulls us away from our natural state of inner peace. Conditioning from our parents, teachers, friends, T.V., and media feed our insecurities. Feeling that you’re not good enough or unworthy, fear of not being loved. Even basic survival instincts all feed into underlying angst. How much underlying angst do you experience?
Distractions, while we can not pretend underlying angst isn’t there, it drives our behavior unconsciously. Do not distract yourself by overlooking, watching T.V., or medicating yourself with food, smoking, alcohol, or drugs. Do you keep yourself nearly none-stop with hobbies, exercising, or mundane conversations with friends and family? There are multiple ways to distract ourselves, squeezing out time to expand one’s inner peace.
I often keep myself busy by volunteering and it becomes a distraction for me. I get caught up in volunteer work and do not think about my inner peace.
Have you ever heard the quote; I want to sleep so my brain will shut off. That’s me, My brain doesn’t stop. Until I can fall asleep. I have to make a point of a period of meditating every day. Or I lose my peace.
Thinking about success or your goal for the day brings inner peace. We can believe that we can achieve a certain amount of success, find their ideal relationship, lose a certain amount of weight, or declutter there house then they can find inner peace. These elements can contribute to one’s quality of life. But, ask anyone who has achieved these goals and they will tell you it doesn’t necessarily give you inner peace.
Fear of Reflection. Many people are simply afraid to stop and reflect on their lives. The quiet stillness threatens their current state of being so they feel their lives with noise. So people are afraid of what they’d find. Or afraid they would remain helpless and unable to change.
Disconnecting from power. There are a lot of ways to unplug from your sense of power and choice. It’s a lot like unplugging an electoral cord from the wall socket. Without power, it’s easy to feel like a victim, stay confused, or react unconsciously. You disconnect from power anytime you minimize yourself, neglect self-care, get caught in negative self-talk, attach to stressful thoughts or forget you have a choice.
Without powerits difficult to access your inner guidance, take inspired action or experience inner peace.
Living unconsciously. Our brains are set up to navigate the world without being consciously engage engaged in every moment. Living unconsciously interferes with our ability to transcend dysfunctional habits, make higher choices, and enjoy inner peace.
Thinking- that fights reality. Our thinking fights reality anytime we think something should or shouldn’t be happening, but it is. We fight reality when we fixate on the past we cannot change or a reality that hasn’t happened yet in the future. Spending time in the past or future or arguing with what is happening now is a sure path to inner turmoil. It occupies precious to that could be allowing greater inner peace to enter our lives. How many thoughts in your mind are you arguing with reality in some way?
Lacking tools and knowledge about inner peace. There is little to no training in school or college to help you expand inner peace in our lives. How do you transcend the programming of the brain and unlearn the effects of the ego? Most people don’t seek out the tools a d knowledge to have greater inner peace in their lives.
Missing pieces of the puzzle. Even though there is more information available today to help you expand inner peace in your life, almost every teaching just focuses on one facet. Without a focus on all elements of inner peace, it’s no wonder most people don’t have it.
People aren’t focusing on it. You receive in life, what you focus on. Look at the news, eavesdrop on family dinner conversations or ask strangers and you will discover most people are not fususing on inner peace. How can you have inner peace if your not paying attention to it.
People believe stress is just a natural part of life. There are times when stress is a useful emotion. But it has become a huge predominant part of our lives. For some people, they are nervous when they don’t have stress.