Things That Cultivate Peace In Life

It is a stressful world out there, so it is important to find ways to bring peace into your life. Instead of increasing negative energy into your aura. Put that energy into cultivating positive energy. I will list a couple of things that have been helpful for me.

1.Let Go-This is a big one. Learning you cannot control others, or life situations is important for your peace of mind. Getting angry at how others behave won’t help you. Everyone does not think or act the same way, it is how it is. Move on and let go. It serves you no purpose to dwell on it.

2.Listen to calming music-There are plenty of Youtube videos on calming the mind, releasing negative energy, reducing anxiety etc,. The music can help put your mind at ease.

3.Journaling– One of my favorite things to do.It is nice to let your thoughts out. Venting can be therapeutic, but there isn’t always someone there to listen, so letting it out on paper can be helpful. It helps me bring peace to the situation. It also allows me to work through whatever struggles I have.

4.Do a hobby you enjoy-Immersing yourself in something you enjoy, and living in the moment. Allows one to forget the harsh realities of the world, or our struggles. You can just focus on the thing you enjoy. I get this sense when I do plant care, read, or color. I just live in the moment. Not focused on the time at all, or anything else really.

5.Go out in nature– I am sure this is mentioned a lot, but there is a reason for it. It is very refreshing and rejuvenating to be outdoors in nature. I have a sense of peace and energy after a walk outside.

6.Perspective taking- Learning to see things from another person’s perspective can help you live in peace. Your thoughts, ideals, values, or behaviors are different from most others. When you learn to understand others. You let go of judgment and criticism. 

7. Deal with emotions-Allowing your emotions to be, rather than pushing them away, or fighting it can be helpful for your well being. Emotions are part of being human. Accept it for what it is, allow it to be, and it will eventually fade. Adding thoughts and storylines to the narrative will make it worse. You feel lonely, sad, angry, stressed, annoyed etc,. Feel it, let it be, move on. Peace will ensue. 

8.Staying away from SNS– I just recently deleted Twitter. This has been wonderful for my peace of mind. I no longer have much need for validation, or have information overload. It allows me to just focus on myself and my thoughts.

You won’t be at peace 100 percent of the time, because that is unrealistic. These things help me be more at peace in general, not all the time. As long as you’re more at peace. That is what matters. Trying to bring more peace into your life is what matters. Just remember there will always be disturbances, it is how one grows and learns. It is part of our life journey.

Dealing With Disappointment

Life has its ups and downs. Things will not always go as expected. Expectations cultivate sadness, and disappointment when life doesn’t go as planned. Although articles mention the way to combat disappointment is to not have expectations. I find that a bit unrealistic, as expectations are part of our human nature. 

What you can do is take on those feelings of sadness and disappointment, and be aware that these feelings will eventually fade. Emotions never last. Take it on as a lesson that life doesn’t always go according to your plans. There will be hiccups, but there can always be lessons to be learned from it. If you think others disappoint you, remember that it is coming from your expectations of them, not from them. No one owes you anything. It is normal to expect things, but one must be aware that life is ever changing and unpredictable. This can help one deal with disruptions along the way.

Fortitude of Life

I was channeled ‘Human existence is the fortitude of life.’ I had no clue what that meant, so had to Google fortitude, sorry didn’t know what that word meant.

The meaning building resilience through facing struggles, challenges and fears. So what that means is we are here on Earth to face these things for our souls growth. We are here to learn. As someone mentioned Earth school, that is what it is. In times of difficulties try to remember what can be learned by it and how one can build from it.

I wanted to write about this message, because I really liked it. I felt it was powerful, and needed to be spread to others. I felt it could be helpful.

Ego Keeps Us Stuck

I am reading A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle. He talks a lot about the Ego. I wanted to discuss my thoughts on it. As I am going through my spiritual/personal journey. I recognize how powerful the ego is, and how it can keep us in a low vibrational state. When I meditate, and try to connect to a higher vibration. My thoughts(ego) keeps me from connecting to my higher self/guides. It tries to distract me. The ego=attachment. It keeps us attached to money, power, people, objects, thoughts, material things etc,. It can make us obsess over things, or people. 

The ego can help keep us grounded in reality. I do believe we should enjoy and live life. Enjoy the things within it, but we shouldn’t get over consumed by it. There needs to be a balance. It is our goal to keep it in check, but it can be a tough challenge, even for myself. I think about the time I was in the car, and I was going to turn, and this other car was turning too, we almost hit each other. My first thought was “I was in the right.” I instantly realized what my ego was trying to do, it really likes to be right. What does it matter who was right!? We can both be right or wrong, or one was right or wrong, it doesn’t matter, it happened, and we both came out safe. The ego can trick us like that, but awareness can set you free from the confines of it.

The Ego creates obsessions to people, things, money, social media to keep us from higher learning, and looking deep into ourselves. The ego likes to constantly be entertained or distracted. It is quite difficult to sit in silence. It likes to fill our minds with thoughts, most of the time thoughts that push us down, rather than lift us up.The ego likes to trap us in reality. Although it can keep us grounded, it can also keep us stuck from our personal/spiritual growth. 

Personal Growth

Is about learning about your shadow self. Looking at your flaws, and recognizing that it is part of you, and that is okay. We are a working progress. Trying to be perfect, or being perfect is impossible, but improving and being better is.

Growth is about facing fears. Part of growth is about challenging yourself and doing things you may not want to do, but may need to become more resilient and a better version of oneself. Awareness of your good and bad traits is important for our journey of growth.

We strive to reach higher heights. We are always searching for more. What is my life purpose? What more can I do? How much higher I can go? We are always on a journey to improvement. It is important to recognize your dark side. By doing this, it helps you confront your demons, and allows you to work on them We all have flaws. We all have room for improvement.

We shouldn’t be judgmental or critical of ourselves, and others for that matter. Remember everyone has room to grow. You are not alone. Life is a journey. Life is hard. We are here to learn, to improve, to face challenges, and grow.

Be kind, be compassionate, be gentle to oneself. Working on ourselves, and through our struggles is hard, but with baby steps you will see improvements. The first step is awareness, and you can move forward from there.

There are still things I am working on, and I will continue to try to improve these flaws, or bad habits. Remember, we can never be a perfect being. We are not here to be perfect. We can try to strive to be a better version of ourselves. If we fail, we keep trying. All you can do is try. The effort is what matters. Effort will lead to success in some form or other.

Set Intentions

Your thoughts manifest your reality. I heard that, and thought I should try making more positive/personal growth intentions for the day. I tried 3 for each day this week. I did succeed at being more positive, and making an intention to go to work with a more positive attitude. I have to say I felt much more happier at work this week, then any other week. The others didn’t work out so well, but that is part of being human. You will make mistakes. The important thing is not to dwell on it, and continue to move forward and set intentions. Another day is another chance to improve, and make your intentions become a reality. It is all about progress.

Although I don’t always follow the intentions I set. I am always aware when I fall off track the moment I do it, so it can help me stop the bad habit at the moment, and not allow it to consume the rest of my day. I say, ‘well I am not following my intention for the day, lets try again.’ And I leave that mishap in the past. Intentions are what you intend to do, but it won’t always be followed, as we are humans, and fall off our path. You become aware, learn, and move forward. It is a growing process.

Let Go of Control

We may be able to control some aspects of our lives, but mostly the universe takes most of the control. Life is unpredictable. Let go of the need to control everything. We can’t fix everything. We can’t change everything. Life is unfair. Bad things happen. Getting angry and upset does nothing for you. Put that energy in making positive changes for yourself and others. Let go a little bit. Life life. Enjoy the beauty it has to offer.

Having a plan for the day is great, setting an intention is also great. Expect the best, but leave room for changes. As someone who plans ahead, this can be hard, but I am also aware life is unpredictable, and things won’t always go according to plan. It helps alleviate the devastation of things not working out. Be prepared and be aware. Improvise and be creative, figure out ways to make the best of unpredictable situations.

Advice for the Week

Things may be overwhelming. You may be doing too much. There can be confusion, indecisiveness. Lack of boundaries. Lack of control. Focus and mental clarity is lost. There is Lack of clarity and honesty.

We can create storylines in our heads that distort reality. Step back, get focused, and seek truths. Take the steps to move forward, remember every little step counts. Try not to overwhelm yourself with too much.

There is a path to clarity. You just got to give yourself the space to see it. Take a break, breathe and gain some perspective.

Being hard on yourself, or getting upset at the situation won’t help. ‘Everything happens to you, not through you.’ The situation may suck, as life does at times, but remind yourself this will pass. Why me won’t help, but what can I do with this situation can.

It is all about finding that balance. Finding inner peace. Focus on what can bring you the inner peace you need to move forward. Find a way to step away, go out in nature, meditate, journal, or seek something/someone you enjoy.