The path to inner peace has many distractions along the way.
The distractions are creations of hostility, distress, agitation, frustration, anxiety, agony, despair, fear, misery.
On the path there are obstacles that will challenge the most inner way of being. They are distractions because focus is not on the dedication to inner peace.
Stress is a major obstacle that could start off with small irritations and they gradually increase. Many factors lead to the increase and take someone further away from inner peace.
The question comes back to, “who is responsible for having inner peace?”
It is an important question that transforms possibility and choice.
Another powerfully effective question would be, “who is responsible for being inner peace?”
It is impossible to have inner peace without focusing on the intentions of who you choose to be in the moment.
It starts with personal awareness. What is taking you off the path?
Where does your attention need to be to stay on the path?
How long will anger, resentment, fear, despair keep you traveling along a different path?
Being able to process emotions helps to overcome any obstacles that might get in the way. Presence with those emotions creates the option to release attachment to them through required actions.
The required actions coincide with the definition of what inner peace is. That definition includes some form of love. Love for self, love for others, and love for the life that is given.
The ways love embodies inner peace in someone’s life
Self care. Taking care of personal needs for wellbeing, physical, mental, spiritual.
- Living in core values that bring alignment in life
- Self compassion
- Giving self love, respect, appreciation, forgiveness
- Giving thanks to everything
- Accepting of discomfort
- Offerings of kindness and connection
- Trust or belief in something greater than self
Inner peace is a never ending path in life. How you choose what that path looks like is dependent upon the devotion you have to stay on the path.
The most basic concepts bring inner peace when accompanied with empowered intentions. The concepts include having gratitude, practicing forgiveness, mindfulness and processing emotions to surrender and let go of tightly held resistances in the mind.
They are habits that need to be continually practiced so the stressful moments can be handled with grace and inner resourcefulness.
Remaining focused in the present moment is the pathway to inner peace which is always possible. A daily commitment to ensure the necessary actions maintain the vision of inner peace.