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Inner Peace, What is it?

Published 24/11/2014 by inspiringyourspirit

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It is so easy for us to talk about Inner Peace and what living in the ‘Now’ does for your life, how it brings an end to our suffering and allows us to live in contentment and look at our lives and the world around us with a different set of eyes!

But how easy is it for us to reach this state of ‘Inner Peace’? Well I guess there is no short answer to that question because some of us find ‘Inner Peace’ very quickly whilst others look for it throughout their lives and never actually find it. And for some they gain ‘Inner Peace’ then slip right back into their old ways of living like they are on that never ending diet, loosing weight, gaining fitness only to return to old habits, gain weight and on goes that perpetual circle of life!

I know I have struggled throughout my life, battling with Ego, past life issues, memories of terrible relationships, pain and bad experiences in life but when i actually ‘walk the talk’ and live in the now, when I stop focussing on ‘how stressed I am’ and remember ‘how blessed I am’, my life changes immediately for the better, my health improves rapidly, my smiles bring about other smiles, my laughter heals my pain and I see the world how it should and could be and I gain strength each day to get out there and do some good for mankind and mother earth.

Inner Peace is controlled by you and you alone, once you realize this and start to manage your mind, your life can, and will change for the better…

Go on, give it a try, for once the old saying is true…’The Grass Is Greener On The Other Side’

Namaste with Love

Always

Mark

Inner Peace, Find Yours First, Then Help Others

Published 18/08/2014 by inspiringyourspirit

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Inner Peace, Do you have it?

To be happy with yourself, to be at peace with yourself, your looks, your life and the life around you is sometimes difficult to achieve but you can do it, you can be at peace with yourself, you can be stress free and enjoy your life to the full, all it takes is to firstly make a decision to love yourself unconditionally, then start living in the ‘Now’, forget about the past, it’s gone and it can never come back, don’t waste your time thinking or worrying about tomorrow because thats a total waste of your ‘Now time’. Be thankful for all you have in your life, look around you and count your blessings, love the people close to you, hold out your hand to those in-need and start your life a new 🙂

Tomorrow is another day, so live today to the full and be at peace with yourself 🙂

Namaste with Love

Always

Mark

Finding Inner Peace….The Ultimate Aim in Life.

Published 13/11/2013 by inspiringyourspirit

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Inner Peace, what is it and how do I get it!

‘Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.’

 

Victor Frankl

“Give up defining yourself – to yourself or to others. You won’t die. You will come to life. And don’t be concerned with how others define you. When they define you, they are limiting themselves, so it’s their problem. Whenever you interact with people, don’t be there primarily as a function or a role, but as the field of conscious Presence. You can only lose something that you have, but you cannot lose something that you are.

Eckhart Tolle

His Holiness the Dali Lama said: “Out of compassion brings inner peace, and out of inner peace comes world peace. Without inner peace, we cannot have world peace,”

His Holiness went on to say “everyone has the same capabilities for inner peace and compassion. If a person is always in constant fear and suspicion, that’s “very bad,” Everyone has the same capacity for kindness”.

“To me, the audience is brothers and sisters — no difference,” “Emotionally, mentally and physically we are the same. Negative emotions — anger, fear suspicion are the same. On the other hand, we have the same potential for compassion. Compassion is the seed of inner peace. We all have the same potential.” Showing compassion to an enemy helps to achieve inner peace, he said. “Neighbors with jealousy never get peace,”

Smiling often and genuinely is another key to finding compassion and inner peace, the more positive you are, the better you feel.

“Scientists have now began to realize — for physical health — reduce blood pressure, reduce anxiety, reduce fear …. Calmness is very, very important,”

So as a layman such as I, Inner peace is to be calm, to be in the ‘Now’, to be at peace with yourself, to smile, and to connect to others even our enemies with compassion. Compassion is such an important element of my life, often my  closest friends say to me ‘I’m too compassionate’!…In my mind, I can never be compassionate enough, they say ‘I’m utterly selfless’ and that sometimes is also to my detriment, ‘but hey’, that’s me and I try to bring compassion into every encounter I experience. It allows me to see the inter-connectedness of all life forms and that we are all part of a whole life energy force, the divine matrix filled with light and love. And that by widening our circle of compassion to others during our everyday encounters, and by practicing non-violence; always begins with us. The practice of compassion starts with us blocking out our negative thoughts and removing our notions of anger, hatred and violence, therefore reducing if not totally removing the negative and often violent actions we inflict upon ourselves and then, onto others.

In order for me to practice loving-kindness, non-judgment, and compassion of others and myself I go about my day keeping an open heart and extending as much pure love and gratitude to everyone I meet as possible. When doing so try to use your empathetic skills and natural intuitions to listen to the other person, I mean ‘really listen, with the intent to understand’ and pay attention to the loving connection between your heart and the other person’s heart.  Allow yourself to connect to the other person and silently bless them with loving compassion. In doing so you will connect via the energy forces that go between you; ‘The Devine Matrix’ that has been given to you by God and you will attune to their true and natural feelings.

If we as humans would only start to better understand and use our natural intuitions, empathy, compassion and abilities to love one another then we may just start to change our world for the better.

As always my dear friends, I hold out my hands to each and every one of you, I give you my love, and I send you my positive energy in the hope that we, together can help change our world and make it a better place for our children and their children to love and to cherish for many generations to come.

Remember my friends, we are just visitors to this world, we are here only for a brief moment in time, and, it is all our responsibilities to help bring about peace and love and protect our world for all!

Namaste with Love

‘Always’

Mark

Awards and exception to my norm.

Published 11/06/2013 by inspiringyourspirit

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My dear friends,

I received another award today and if you take a look at the tab at the top of my home page marked Awards, you will see that I normally do not accept awards due to the amount of time it takes to complete and comply with the award acceptance process …However….today I received an award from a dear blogging friend Summer at http://summer4soul.wordpress.com this award came straight from her heart and had the following message:-

Thank you, for being the person who you are.. Be Inner Peace and share it on your own special way..

I give you this Inner Peace Award.. It’s my way to thank you for your friendly comments, the follow, your kind words and the beautiful things you are share with the world..

Feel free to accept this Award and add it on your blog. There is just one rule, when you past the award on, please share some kind words with that person.

Namasté, Summer

I was touched by Summer’s act of kindness and I happily accept this award with an open heart filled with peace.

Namaste

Mark

Being in the Now

Published 21/12/2012 by inspiringyourspirit

Being in the Now

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By Chessie Roberts

A group that I was in recently was asked why we should be in the moment, in the now. How to get there and how we stay there in our day to day life. Some of the responses were things like “why is this important?” and “it’s too hard”. The one comment that really made me realize that the group was not “getting” the concept was when someone said, “I have to get out of the now to let my mind rest and to stay sane.”
The fact is that staying in your now will do just that. By allowing your mind to rest you will keep your sanity. Think about it, if you are not into what you are doing, who you are with and aware of, where are you at any given moment, you must ask yourself what is going on in your mind? For most people the mind is bouncing back and forth between what you wish you had done, what you feel you should have done in the past, what you are going to do later, how you are going to do it, and with whom in the future.
Because of this unfocused state, what you are doing at the present moment is not done well or correctly. You end up with a job not well done which gives you something to grind on later. Then you grind on it later, while trying to do something else. Do you see the cycle here? This will create stress, fear, apprehension and distress; all leading to some sort of dis-ease in your biology. This thought state also makes time seem to drag out to an uncomfortable duration and this keeps you unhappy in your present, fretful about the consequences of your past actions and apprehensive about future plans.
Now, if you are attending to what you are doing right now, in this minute, you have no agitation or upset. You are focused on ‘right now’. In this way you become consciously aware of the joy of time well spent in purposeful activity. You will be assured that you did your best and you will actually find joy in the moment (because you aren’t worried about all the other stuff) You will notice things that passed you by before because you were distracted. You will enjoy even mundane tasks more because of your focus, and you will not feel spread too thin. These feelings will occur spontaneously because your mind is free of tormenting “wish I had”, “I should have”, “gosh I could have”, “why didn’t I” type thoughts. Nor are you plagued by the “what is next” thing encroaching on your mind and, you find peace.

This is why and how meditation works.As your mind becomes quiet, your body becomes peaceful. When you learn how to live that way all of the time, you begin to live in peace and grace, and understandings dawn upon you.
Next question is how do you stay in your now ? It is an inherent trait, you are born with this ability. Watch a child at play. How many times does Mom have to call before the child realizes there is something going on outside his now? In actuality you, as an adult, do it more than you think. Remember a time when you were doing something that made time seem to stand still? You were doing it then. Just become consciously aware of what you are doing, where you are doing it and with whom, even if it is just yourself. That is the act of being in your now. Yes, it is a process? Yes, you have to work at it a bit, but, truly all you need to do is to remember it. Anything you have ever done required the same investment to make it a part of you daily life. Learning to walk, talk, drive and yes to think. This is just a calmer more productive, satisfying and peaceful way to do the thinking.

Congratulations to you on your decision to pursue your path to inner peace. Love, light, laughter and bright blessings as well as new things to grace your path.

Chessie Roberts is a singer/song writer with Archer’s Meadow, and also the Founder & Creator of Evolution of Self; Journey into Body, Mind, Spirit Balance. It is an experiential self-improvement program that is available on line at : chessieseos.blogspot.com/

Namaste

Mark

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