Questions to ask yourself:
1. How do I deal with anxiety? Could I use some extra peace in my life?
2. Do others feel that I trivialize matters when I allow my peace to eliminate worry?
3. How can I help others achieve the same sense of peace?
For the past two days, we have talked about the connection between our worrying and anxiety, and our feelings of inner peace. See: “Feeling Lost on Your Way to Peace of Mind?” and “Is Your Peace of Mind A Prisoner to Your Social Anxiety?”
We cannot trivialize our feelings of dis-ease or lack of peace, but we can learn better ways of coping with them. We can look for ways to try to get parts of our world back into, and keep them in their proper perspective.
Our first task is to recognize when things are not feeling “right.” From here, we check in with ourselves often, and then make a plan to do something about it.
It is a glib suggestion that everyone can just go out and get a new job that they love. This will work for a few of us, but more importantly, the majority of us have to find ways to cope with whats going on, and couple that with ways to release the anxiety and tension.
Coping with the real world
When I am worried or anxious, I make an effort to remind myself that I am carrying unbreakable peace deep within me. This reminder helps me to immediately relinquish my tense feelings and experience true inner calmness.
The peace that abides within me is enough to allow me to calmly walk away from confrontational situations. When someone approaches me with a harsh tone or angry words, I maintain my cool from deep down and not just on the surface.
I know that this same inner peace can help me deal with even the hardest losses. It already has on many occasions.
If a loved one is ailing, I admit I concern.
My inner peace helps me to feel contentment, that I have all I really need to make the most out of the life I have been given.
I know that my inner peace is genuine. It makes the difference between living a dissatisfying life and experiencing true happiness.