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  • Writer's pictureShirah Shulman

Can you achieve inner peace?

Updated: Jun 6, 2019

Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without. – Buddha

Inner peace seems so elusive. How do you get to feel peaceful? There are so many things to do, so many people to please, lack of time, lack of energy, lack of patience.

For me, finding inner peace comes with awareness. Awareness of what is causing me to feel stressed, to feel angst. Am I good enough? Will I be loved? Is what I do enough?

These are all underlying thoughts that run in our busy mind without us paying attention to them. They might have roots in our past, from childhood where love and acceptance were conditional.

To find this elusive inner peace I start with acceptance. Acceptance of who I am, of how I look at the moment, of what I do at the moment. I breathe into it and let go of resisting and fighting, even if it is just for now.

In the stillness that comes with acceptance I say thanks for what I have, even if I have very little, even if I don’t have what I want yet. I bring into my awareness what I already have. It helps to release the tension and allows me to rest, even if it is just for now.

Next, I bring forgiveness; I forgive myself for not having inner peace, for what I think, for how I behave, for what I have created. I forgive myself, even if just for now, just for a few moments.

And then I close my eyes and rest. I rest in this new space of inner peace.

Try it, and let me know how you go. I am happy to help you, to reach a moment of inner peace. Much love.

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