If you are like me, finding peace within yourself isn’t going to be hard. Once I realized that I didn’t have peace within, I fixed this problem immediately. The reasons you need to find peace within yourself are countless. Only you know why peace is essential in your life. There is one step to finding peace within yourself, and it works. I’ know it works, I’m living proof.
I always do my research when I am going to write an article, as I assume most great writers do. I do my research to learn about other perspectives and to see how I differ from other people’s experiences. I’m not one to “go against the grain for the sake of going against the grain,” but this time – I must.
For some reason, when people write blog articles, having “more ways to do something” than all the other articles out there is the norm! Perhaps those headlines get “more clicks. “I guess? If you happen to have clicked on my article (One Step To Finding Peace Within Yourself: It Works) then you are in luck! My way works. It truly works. There is only one step! I will be sharing it with you shortly!
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The lack of inner peace
There is nothing positive about lacing inner peace. I have listed a few of the emotions and feelings I had over the years that have completely been expelled from my existence (overnight).
- Judging others
- Judging yourself
- Unable to enjoy the moment
- Nonstop thinking
- Tension, strain, pressure
- Never enough
- And more!
How do you know why peace is essential in your heart and your life? Probably because you know all too well how you are feeling right now is not good for you. It’s frustrating, it’s exhausting, it’s all things not nice
What’s Inner Peace Feel Like
I know first hand what it’s like not to have peace within. I always wanted to be more successful than I was. I was never at peace with the “here and now” I was always chasing “more.” I’ve spent an embarrassing amount of time in my life not fulfilled or happy.
I never focused on the things I had and was always determined to obtain the things I didn’t have. This has been both a blessing and a curse. If I had been content with where I was in life 10 years ago, I’d still be there. However, the last 10 years of my life that I spent getting where I am right now, haven’t been great.
I worked too much. I never took time off. I was always “on” thinking of how I was going to “level up, get ahead, succeed.” I missed the last 10 beautiful years of my life struggling. The saddest realization is I have nothing to struggle about. I have a beautiful home, food, clothes, cars, a wonderful relationship with my partner, cats, dogs, you name it! I am the luckiest guy on the entire planet and I have been the entire time. I didn’t see that.
I haven’t enjoyed the journey. There has been no “peace within” the entire time. I look back and realize that I skipped right past my accomplishments and was always “off to the next big thing I wanted to achieve.”
Always chasing more. Always wanting more. The more I got, the more I wanted. Thank the Universe I didn’t die along the way. I would have died with a terrible sadness about me. There was a piece of me that was missing, the inner peace piece (no pun intended).
I was the guy that was “missing the forest for the trees.” Once I achieved what I wanted to achieve, I set the bar higher and kept going. I never, not one time, acknowledged what I had done. It was never enough. Inner peace isn’t something that I knew anything about, except the fact that I didn’t have it.
What Can I Do Now
I missed a large part of my journey. I missed enjoying things, experiencing things, laughing at times, watching the sunrise and set too. Why? I was busy. I think, now, that there is a fine line between success and sacrifice that is easily crossed. I crossed it for sure. I know many people that have also crossed this line as well. I have interviewed many entrepreneurs on my show and they all have made the same mistake I have (some of them are still making it).
What If Today Was Your Last Day On Earth
Today could be your last day on earth. That’s a serious possibility. If today was your last day on earth, would you have wasted a single day of your life not being happy? I think the answer to that question for everyone is, “YES.” We are all guilty of wasting time not being happy. Happiness will always elude you until you find inner peace. Once you find that, a 1 trillion ton weight will be lifted off your chest. I can’t describe what it feels like, but you will know when it happens. You will know.
One Step To Finding Peace Within Yourself: It Works
If you search around online you are going to find a gazillion articles on inner peace. I haven’t found an article with only “one step to inner peace,” yet, but that isn’t why I am writing this article. I am writing this article because the one step that I am about to share with you works. It worked for me, instantly.
What’s the secret
Choose it. Choose inner peace. That’s it!
I was reading a book one evening and I put the book down. There was nothing in the book that triggered me to think about my unhappiness, I just thought about it for some reason. I began to think of all the reasons I was not happy in my life. It turned out that all the reasons I wasn’t happy had nothing to do with the things I had (I had plenty).
All the reasons I wasn’t happy were based on other people. I concerned myself with “what other people had” and “societies definition of success” which I didn’t feel I measured up to. It dawned on me that the only reason I wasn’t happy in life was the fact that I lacked inner peace.
All I did was say out loud: “I choose peace.”
Instantly, I had a tremendous weight lifted off my shoulders. Instantly. If you haven’t tried this yet, do it now. The next morning, I woke up and for the first time in my life, I didn’t feel that I had a million things to do that day. Believe me, I had a million things to do, but they didn’t concern me. I, for the first time, wasn’t allowing my hectic schedule to control me. I thought to myself, “If I don’t get everything done today, there’s always tomorrow. (this was a way of thinking that shocked me – that’s not me). I even thought to myself as I was having my coffee: “Perhaps I should take a few things off my agenda from now on and slow down a little bit?”
I didn’t take a few things off my agenda, I didn’t have to. I was so overcome with an inner peace that I got more done. I had to be careful that I didn’t add more stuff to my schedule lol. I’m serious. My mind was clear. I could focus. I was 100% stress-free. 100% still to this day.
I’m not saying that there are no stressful moments in my life because there are, but they don’t excite me anymore. They don’t “rouse me” anymore. I’m at peace and all I did was “choose peace.”
I still Choose Peace
Every morning, I wake up and say good morning to the Universe. Then, I say, “I choose Peace.” Every morning, a calmness comes over me. I’m calm already, but a deeper leave of calmness comes over me. Every day that I choose peace, I become more and more at peace.
Skip the 12 Step Program
If you are addicted to the lack of inner peace. If you feel that inner peace means all you do is “not care about the world going a million miles per hour all around you,” this isn’t true.
I used to think that about “inner peace.” I didn’t have time for that crap. Little did I know, inner peace has made me more productive and happier than I ever knew possible. I didn’t learn about inner peace reading an article, I learned it the hard way. If you are reading this article, I promise you on my life I have given you a tremendous gift.
I hope that you use this gift. Choose inner peace. You don’t have to do anything else. You don’t have to “try.” You don’t have to repeat it a million times and post it all over the house on post-it notes (you can if you want to, but I don’t think you will find it necessary).
There is one step to finding peace within yourself and it works: choose it!
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Author: Philip Isaac
Philip Isaac is the founder of Electrified Mind. He is determined to reach the highest level of personal development as humanly possible by interacting with other world leaders through the Electrified Mind Podcast and absorbing all the knowledge they have to offer (you should join him). His overwhelming desire to make other people feel how he feels about life, drives him.