For most of us, to imagine a quiet state of mind is almost impossible, especially due to the amount of stress we go through in some or the other way in our lives. When you think of relaxing, a barrage of thoughts and worries keeps your mind engaged, fueling stress and anxiety. This keeps you from living a peaceful life and harms your health. We desire peace in life and at the same time, we cling to our fears that take our peace away. Sometimes we tend to disturb the peace of those around us too, due to our restlessness and anxiety.
Amid the chaos of the world, having a sense of calm takes some effort, but helps us have a broader perspective of the world, stay focused, and keep us from getting drained of our energy and productivity. When the mind is occupied every moment with judging, rejecting, avoiding, struggling with emotions, and clinging on to negative experiences, one fails to be sensitive to the environment around and gets self-absorbed, getting into battle within oneself, with people around and with the events of daily life.
Did you know that you can have a calm mind despite your daily struggles and the chaos of the world around you? There are no people without challenges in life. But there are people who live mindfully, with a quiet mind, experiencing the joy of living rather than reacting to every perception that arises in the mind. Our perceptions of people, situations, and the world need not be real every time. We could even have false perceptions and reacting to these perceptions gets us into emotional battles, draining all our energy and disturbing our daily lives.
Make time every morning, to look around and appreciate the beauty of nature, feel the touch of a gentle breeze that you don’t usually take time to notice, be thankful for the people you spend your life with, and do not take anyone for granted, slow down at times and focus on your present moment, ignore the trivial matters that distract your mind, for life is much more precious than the disturbances that occupy your mind. Embrace life, take a moment to smile, end your day with gratitude, and protect your peace amid the storms of life.
What helps you calm your mind amid the worries of daily life?