“You will find peace not by trying to escape your problems, but by confronting them courageously. You will find peace not in denial, but in victory.”– J. Donald Walters
You can live a peaceful life. The question is, “Are you living it?” You can live it. A peaceful life is not a life without problems; it is a life with manageable problems.
The problem with a lot of us is that we want to live our lives without a single problem. In reality, it is not possible. But in our dreams, it is possible. We can’t live our lives without a single problem. Life itself is a problem. It is a risk. If that is true, why are we expecting a problem-free life?
If you want to live a peaceful life, you must learn how to live peacefully with your problems. You must learn how to live with your stress or stresses. We have them. The difference is how we manage them.
You should remember that a peaceful life has nothing to with your possessions. But it has everything to do with your thoughts. It is your thought that controls your life. A peaceful thought comes from a peaceful mind. A stressful thought comes from a stressful mind. If you want your life to be a peaceful one, you must feed your mind with peaceful thoughts. Do not entertain any negative thoughts. Yes, I know it is hard to think positively every day. But if you catch yourself thinking about negative things, stop it. Say something like, “Stop, you are not welcome!” Because if you don’t stop it, it will dominate your mind.
If you want to enjoy a peaceful life, try these six important ways:
Love yourself. If you don’t love yourself first, no one will love you. Love begins with you. According to Louise Hay, “When we really love ourselves, everything in our lives works.”
Enjoy every moment of your life. Every moment is special, so enjoy it. You never know what is going to happen to you next. Enjoy your life- your spouse, your kids, your work, your friends, your car, your home. Louise Hay said, “Every moment of life is a new beginning point as we move from the old.”
Forgive yourself and others. When we forgive ourselves and others, we are free forever! Forgiveness is not about them; it is about you. It will always be about you. In the words of Louise Hay: “Forgiveness of ourselves and others releases from the past.” Remember this: “Forgiveness is freedom.”
Think positive thoughts. When you think positive thoughts, you can achieve anything. Because positive thoughts are attractive. They will attract positive things to you. Earl Prevette said, “Think positive thought, and the ability can accomplish any desire.”
Discipline yourself. Success starts with self-discipline. If you can’t discipline yourself to do what you say you want to do, it will be difficult for you to move forward. Mike Murdock says, “The secret of your future is hidden in your daily routine.” If you are not succeeding, check how you spend your time.
Manage your problems well. Whatever you are going through right now, do not give up. Life is not without problems. Problems are part of our lives. Instead of resisting our problems, we should learn how to embrace them. We should learn how to manage them creatively. Robert Schuller said, “Everybody has problems. No life is problem-free.” Don’t worry about your own problems. You are not alone, and you will never be alone.
A peaceful life is joyful life, so live it!