3 Secrets to Find Inner Peace
From reading my blog posts or intro you probably are aware that this is a holistic lifestyle blog. When I use the term holistic, I am referring to health of body, mind and soul. Eating healthy and incorporating nature as much as possible into your life are big contributors to this but I want to emphasize how important listening to your true self and finding inner peace is.
The "secrets" that are mentioned in this post please apply the ones that resonate with you and discard that ones that don't but please read this with an open heart.
1. Have a mind that is Open to Everything and Attached to Nothing
We are conditioned from birth to fit the culture of our caretakers. Times have changed and the reasons our ancestors may have had for not being open minded, we may not understand. In today's overpopulated world we cannot continue to live those old styles of closed-mindedness.
A mind that is open to everything means being peaceful, radiating love, being generous, practicing love, respecting all life, and most important visualizing yourself as capable of doing anything that your heart and mind can conceive.
The second component is to not be attached to anything; Let everything come and go as it pleases. Enjoy and appreciate it all, but never make your happiness or success dependent on an attachment to any thing, place, and particularly any person.
True love means loving a person for what they are, not for what you think they should be. This is an open mind and an absence of attachment
2. Don't let your Music Inside You Fade
Your right brain represents your intuitive side which goes beyond analysis and reason. Your right brains allows you to feel love and get emotional about what's important to you. The left brain can analyze it, while your right let's you feel it.
Listening to your left brain will ultimately turn you into pretender or a commuter- getting up every morning and joining the crowd, doing that job that makes money and pays the bills but doesn't fulfill you. The music inside you will become almost inaudible.
Listen to your inner music your purpose, and ignore what everyone else around you may think you should be doing. Let the world know why you're here, let that music out or you never will find your inner peace.
There are only two basic emotions; fear and love. The only thing keeping you from playing your music and marching to your own drumbeat is fear. So fuck fear and just do you!
3. Give Up Your Personal History
A lot of people hang on to their previous experiences, pains, abuses and shortcomings as a way to announce a "poor me" status to everyone they meet. "I'm an alcoholic", "I was cheated on", "My parents divorced when I was young." The list could go on forever.
Listen, your past is just that, the past so let go of it. You will truly prevent yourself from healing and by referring to past struggles and using them as the reasons for not getting on with you life is just doing yourself a disservice. This also applies in reverse. Some people refer to the "good ol days" that are gone forever and the reason why they aren't happy and fulfilled now.
Don't get me wrong, the past definitely contributed to you and your self growth, just learn from it and live in the present. Think of your life like a play with several acts. Some of the characters who enter in to it have short roles and others have much larger ones. Some are villains and some are good peeps. But nonetheless all are necessary, otherwise they wouldn't be in the play. Embrace it all and move on to the next act.