In Part 1 of this series there was a brief outline regards taking full responsibility for your inner reactions, responses and emotions and how this empowers you by taking you into deeper states of inner peace. This helps establish the connection between taking responsibility for what goes on internally and your quality of life.
In Part 2 of this series this theme was expanded upon with self-honesty being revealed as one of the keys to succeeding. The five ‘Tips for Developing More Self-Honesty’ revealed therein are some really helpful tools!
In this Part 3 of the series, you’re going to get some key insights into why inner peace really isn’t optional at all along with a few more amazing inner peace tips for you to try!
Why Inner Peace Really Isn’t Optional
On the surface this is a no-brainer because being stressed and in internal chaos really doesn’t feel very good. Therefore just from a quality of life perspective inner peace is something we seek that makes our lives better and more pleasing to live.
It goes deeper than this though. It’s been reported that between 60% and 90% of all doctor’s visits are attributed to stress related conditions*. Stress is destructive to your health, wellbeing and quality of life. Stress is also known to shorten lifespan… it’s as if we you’re running at full throttle all the time and that’s hard on your equipment.
Stress also interferes with your relationships because you’re swimming in a sea of overwhelm and there really isn’t anything much left to share with others. This condition can lead to failed relationships, loneliness and isolation. It’s really hard on your heart, both emotionally and physically.
Fortunately there’s an antidote to stress, and that’s inner peace. These two states of being cannot really exist simultaneously within you. There are degrees of them possible, but one will always be the dominant state. It’s also possible to toggle back and forth between these two states.
I think you’ll agree that it’s becoming easier to see that inner peace really isn’t optional! It’s also not always passive. Inner peace represents a balanced state where you are in control of your mind, emotions and actions instead of being reactive where knee jerk impulses animate you instead. This balance can be present in a passive or active state. We can thus add to Our Simple Formula like this!
Inner Balance = Inner Peace = World Peace
Tips for Developing More Inner Balance
- Understand what inner balance feels like and MEMORIZE that feeling so you can get back to it whenever you wish!
- Develop more “in the moment” self-awareness so you are able to monitor yourself and take corrective action whenever you get out of balance.
- Take notes and review them to better identify repetitive patterns which cause you to lose your state of inner balance.
- Identify and implement daily personal tools to help you deal with stress… e.g. meditation, centering prayer, positive thinking, yoga, exercise etc.
- STOP doing ‘The One Thing that Destroys Your Inner Peace’ which is described in our eBook ‘A Pathway to Enduring Inner Peace.’
All of those 5 steps put together will empower you towards developing an amazing ability to control what’s taking place inside of yourself so that you can create and sustain a delicious state of inner balance… where inner balance goes inner peace just flows!
*Citations for “60-90% of all doctor’s office visits are for stress-related ailments and complaints.”