Finding Inner Peace in Adversity

Finding Inner Peace
Finding Inner Peace

Many people are undergoing extreme internal and external chaos during the frequent shift and the resulting changes it imposes on one’s lifestyle. The forces of transformation are chaotic and confusing to an unprepared mind and body.

When we are stagnant in our life, we are like running a treadmill of repeated patterns, these patterns repeat over and over, and that oppresses and suppresses our consciousness growth. This makes a human being feel truly unhappy and isolated from connection and meaning. Being stagnant in our identity, routine and daily schedule, also suppresses our mental development. This stagnation of the soul, promotes anti-life values and oppression. This oppression weighs even heavier on a burdened mind, and therefore leads to a burdened body. And a burdened body and cluttered mind becomes unhappy, disconnected, chaotic and then sick. Continue reading “Finding Inner Peace in Adversity”

Creating an Inner Peace That Endures

Creating Inner Peace
Creating Inner Peace

My encounter with inner peace started few years ago and let me to understand this state of mind in much better way. Sometimes we just need to keep few things in mind

Believing I am Loved

Understanding that negative childhood imprinting leads to feeling unloved and having low self-esteem, I looked for and found the truth about myself. It was not what I had been led to believe was true!

Believing we are loved comes with knowing who we are, not judging ourselves or others for mistakes we make, and from daily meditation in which we feel the unconditional love of something greater than ourselves. Continue reading “Creating an Inner Peace That Endures”

Inner Peace – A State of Mind

Inner Peace – A State of Mind
Inner Peace – A State of Mind

In modern age, our understanding and control of the external world have increased considerably. We have witnessed remarkable material progress, but there has not been a corresponding increase in human happiness. There is no less suffering in the world today, and there are no fewer problems. Indeed, it could be said that there are now more problems and greater unhappiness than ever before.

When things go wrong in our life and we encounter difficult situations we tend to regard the situation itself as the problem, but in reality whatever problems we experience come from the mind. If we were to respond to difficulties with a positive or peaceful mind they would not be problems for us; indeed we may even come to regard them as challenges or opportunities for growth and development. Problems arise only if we respond to situations with a negative state of mind. Therefore, if we want to transform our life and be free from problems we must learn to transform our mind. Sufferings, problems, worries, unhappiness, and pain all exist within our mind; they are all unpleasant feelings, which are part of the mind. Through controlling, purifying, pacifying our mind, we can stop them once and for all. Continue reading “Inner Peace – A State of Mind”

My Encounter with Inner peace

My Encounter with Inner peace
My Encounter with Inner peace

“Peace of mind is not the absence of conflict from life, but the ability to cope with it.” ~Unknown

Like many people, I lived my life for a lot of years failing to understand inner peace is a choice. I am not sure what I thought. Perhaps I didn’t believe anyone could feel a lasting peace inside. I did know that my own feelings of peace have been always transitory.

There were many ups and downs in my life, too many claims on my time and too many difficult situations to be dealt with. I think I actually believed inner peace could only be achieved by monks and saints, or anyone living a reclusive life who didn’t have to deal with everyday struggles. Continue reading “My Encounter with Inner peace”

Peace Is Accepting This Moment.

Inner peace in mind
Inner peace in mind

From childhood, we are taught to be planners, to think ahead, and to foresee how our future will look. Many of us look at life like an equation. If I do this, this, and this, it will equal to a desired outcome. In theory of ideal life, this all is completely rational, but in real life, we know that this is not how life works, and I promise you, that’s for the best.

I used to be a person who always wanted to know how things were going to unfold. I’ve always wanted to know all the answers. Even though it’s wonderful to be informed and in the known, some of the most stressful situations of my life have stemmed from desiring to know it all, and not surrendering to what it is. There may be many uncertainties in life but there are also infinite possibilities. It is impossible for us to know how our days will come and go, and I think it’s better this way. The truth is, if we “knew it all” life would be so much less interesting. When we have a tight grip on how we think our lives should look, we block out the guidance of the really magical lives that are waiting for us. Continue reading “Peace Is Accepting This Moment.”

balance of heart and mind_yin_yang

Ending the Yin Yang of our Karmic Life

Yin and Yang: in nutshell

  • Are opposite qualities
  • Never exist in isolation:
  • Never exist in a static 50-50 balance:
  • Are always spoken of in relative terms:
  • Are interdependent: One cannot exist without the other, they can be distinguished but not separated
  • Are mutually consumptive:
  • Are mutually transformative: Extreme Yin ultimately transforms into Yang and vice versa

Continue reading “Ending the Yin Yang of our Karmic Life”

Yin and Yang - Balance in Relationships

Yin and Yang – Balance in Relationships

Yin and Yang - Balance in Relationships
Yin and Yang – Balance in Relationships

People say you should be with somebody who is similar to yours. People also say opposites attract. While both can be good to certain people I have found that a relationship that has the yin yang components is beautiful. Two people cannot think alike. Life affects each person a different way. You could have ten people in the same room all who have had identical life experiences and each of them feels a different way. Sure, they can relate, but all do not think alike. The way I see, if you have someone who is almost completely like you at some point in time there is no balance. When you have what I call a yin yang relationship, you can have harmony. I have discovered that the only reason one relationship can work is because they are able to complement each other. Continue reading “Yin and Yang – Balance in Relationships”

The Yin and Yang - Balance in Daily Life

Yin and Yang – Balance in Daily Life

The Yin and Yang - Balance in Daily Life
The Yin and Yang of Good and Evil

The whole concept of yin yang focuses on duality and how two parts must come together to form a whole, therefore, good and bad must exist in unity in the formation of one’s soul. If you ask there is none who is hundred percent moral, those who have never made any wrongs or mistakes. One simply cannot exist without straddling between good and evil. Continue reading “Yin and Yang – Balance in Daily Life”

Understanding Yin and yang

Understanding Yin And Yang III– Balancing the Duality

In Chinese the literal meaning of the word yin is shadow and the literal meaning of the word yang is light. The yin and yang symbol is often illustrated in black and white showing the greatest extremes co-joined in a balanced duality. The symbol is perfectly contained yet implies movement. It is supposed to represent the elements of nature, opposing yet not in opposition, rather interconnected. Human beings are animals and evolved from nature and have literal and figurative elements of shadow and light in their make-up as does everything in our world. This experience of contrasts is how we sense, and make sense of, ourselves and our environment. We see the difference between sunlight and shadows or we feel the difference between the warmth from the sun and the coolness of the shadows. These contrasts, and all the subtle ties between them, make for the profound richness of our lives. Continue reading “Understanding Yin And Yang III– Balancing the Duality”

Letting Go - a path to happiness

Letting Go – A path to happiness

Acceptance is letting go, but it is difficult to accept and let go.  There are stages to go through before you get to it.  Your starting point is always a love/passion/hatred/greed, but something happens, some kind of a conflict or hard life circumstance, and you move into shock.  The change causes you to feel a deep insecurity, which in turn leads to self-protective defensiveness, even anger.  There’s a period of denial and some self-pity.  You wonder how this could have happened to you.  You don’t accept responsibility for the part you played; you run away for a time.  But you find yourself missing the goodness and the love that you started out with, but seemed to have lost.  This leads to sadness and regret. Continue reading “Letting Go – A path to happiness”