By Jayaram V
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Whatever be the circumstances, invite peace into your life.
Embrace it. Make it the very state
of your mind and an integral
part of your daily life.
Put peace in every word you speak and every expression you
make, so that the peace that you send out into the world through
your thoughts and intentions create similar vibrations elsewhere
and make a difference to someone somewhere.
In the present day world, to remain peaceful and stable,
while performing our daily tasks, is a great challenge. It is
difficult not to be swayed by emotions, when we are deeply
involved with life. If you are in conflict with yourself,
striving and struggling to reach somewhere in your life, seeking
attention, promoting your interests and chasing your goals,
dominated by your egoistic thoughts of separation and isolation,
you are bound to experience inner turmoil and live as if you are
under a siege.
Fear, anger, guilt, envy, remorse, pride and greed are a few
emotions that keep the mind churning and boiling without letting
Peace comes with awareness, acceptance, surrender,
compassion, understanding, discipline, control, detachment,
moderation, balance, virtue, healing, forgiveness, trust and
faith. They are the prerequisites that bring peace into your
life permanently and allow you to experience it under all
If you are not ready for them it will be very difficult to
silence your egoistic mind and bring peace into all aspects of
your life. Peace means freedom from emotional swings,
experiencing inner calm, enjoying the present moment and
remaining equal to the ups and downs in life.
We may occasionally experience peace when things are going
well or when we are in a relaxed state of mind. But without
preparation, it is difficult to remain in such a state all the
A truly peaceful person experiences peace all the time, as
his natural condition, not temporarily, when the world is at
Real peace means neither to be happy nor to be unhappy, but
always calm and stable, independent of circumstances.
It is possible only when we gain control over our desires,
choose peace over turmoil and accept life unconditionally.
It may be difficult to experience the peace of a great yogi
or bring it permanently into our lives, without making necessary
sacrifices. But with some effort we can develop emotional
resilience and establish peace in our minds and bodies. The
following suggestions are meant to achieve this objective.
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