The Benefits of Peace of Mind and Tranquility
By Remez Sasson
Peace of mind is often associated with yogis, hermits or monks, sitting alone in a far off place, in an ashram, cave or monastery, praying or meditating all day long. The truth is that peace of mind can be attained and enjoyed in various degrees by everyone, even while leading a normal, ordinary life, with a job and family.
Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, says: "Inner peace (or peace of mind) is a colloquialism that refers to a state of being mentally or spiritually at peace, with enough knowledge and understanding to keep oneself strong in the face of discord or stress. Being "at peace" is considered by many to be healthy and the opposite of being stressed or anxious."
WordWeb Online defines this term as: "The absence of mental stress or anxiety".
This shows the importance of peace of mind for overcoming and preventing stress and anxiety. It is actually the antidote for stress and anxiety. Making the mind quiet and calm prevents anxieties, worries, stress and fears, and awakens inner strength and confidence.
Peace of mind is an inner condition, and is independent of external conditions and circumstances. Someone well trained in it, and it is a skill that can be learned, can remain calm and in control of himself and of his mind, even in the midst of problems or difficult and unpleasant situations.
Imagine how great it would be to stay calm, focused and undisturbed by circumstances or people!
Instead of getting anxious and fearful, instead of thinking negative thoughts and expecting the worst, instead of getting tense, unsatisfied and unhappy, you can choose to stay emotionally and mentally poised and unshaken. You can experience inner peace and happiness, as well as inner strength and confidence.
Peace of mind, which is inner peace, offers countless benefits. Here is a partial list:
# It strengthens the ability to concentrate.
# It improves the ability to handle efficiently the daily affairs of life.
# It grants you inner strength and inner power.
# Inner peace develops patience, tolerance and tact.
# It enables you not to be affected by what people think or say about you.
# It helps overcome and eliminate stress, anxieties and worries.
# It makes you feel relaxed and free.
# Peace of mind brings inner happiness and bliss.
# It increases self mastery and self discipline.
# It enables you not to be swayed by events, hardships and difficulties, and to maintain inner poise, clear judgement and common sense in every situation.
# It eliminates negative, futile and restless thinking.
# Helps to fall asleep easily and have a good sleep.
# It improves the ability to meditate.
# It is the gateway and requirement for enlightenment and spiritual awakening.
There are various ways and techniques to gain peace, through psychological methods, affirmations, visualization, yoga or meditation. Here, at this website, you can find articles, advice and instructions, and well as an ebook, Peace of Mind in Daily Life, which explains this subject and teaches how to attain it. This e book contains a full program for acquiring inner peace, written in a way and language everyone can understand and follow.