Inner Peace – LETTING GO of the Past & Future

Inner Peace - Balance at Present - Letting go of Past & Future
Inner Peace – Balance at Present – Letting go of Past & Future

Past and future Have No Reality of their Own – Unknown

Letting go of the past is essential if we wish to experience peace and contentment in the moment. What happened or what may happen exist only as ideas in our head. As our attention can only be in one place at a time, when we are lost in thinking of the past, we miss the moment, current reality and miss out the simple contentment that is available to us right now. We spend our present days playing mental movies of the past and future in our heads. And in doing so, we miss the gift of happiness that the present moment contains. Continue reading “Inner Peace – LETTING GO of the Past & Future”

Inner Peace – The Importance of Accepting People Where They Are

Inner peace Accepting People Where They Are
Inner peace  – Accepting People Where They Are

On my journey to find Inner peace – I was recently in a situation where the actions of a person where confusing, hurtful, and frustrating for me. I spent so much time judging, being sad that he wasn’t acting in a way that I expected, being hard on myself, and wondering what I might have done to make him act this way. I have to interject that these are all behaviors that I know will only cause me more suffering, but I do believe that trying situations are always tests to see just how much we’ve learned on our paths in life. Continue reading “Inner Peace – The Importance of Accepting People Where They Are”

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.”

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”

Finding true – Success and Happiness

We all want to live happy and fulfilling lives and we want the people we love to be happy too. So happiness matters to all of us. But many believe that happiness comes with “success”, in terms of a glittering career, big salary, beautiful house, expensive car and so on. Now, although these external things certainly don’t guarantee happiness (and often bring the opposite); there’s definitely some truth that we get satisfaction from our successful accomplishments but does it assure long-lasting happiness

Death bed regrets – Two most popular ones

  • I wish I hadn’t worked so hard.
  • I wish I had stayed in touch with my family and friends.

Too often we are caught in the “busy” trap, running, running, and running—but never getting much of anywhere. It’s easy to let personal relationships slide (especially if we’re working too much), but personal connections give life a meaning—not reports and promotions and pay raises. Continue reading “Finding true – Success and Happiness”

10 Signs it’s Time to Let Go

Holding on is being brave, but letting go and moving on is often what makes us stronger and happier.

Here are ten signs it’s time to let go:

Someone expects you to be someone you’re not. – Don’t change who you are for anyone else. It’s wiser to lose someone over being who you are, than to keep them by being someone you’re not. Because it’s easier to mend a broken heart, than it is to piece together a shattered identity. It’s easier to fill an empty space in your life where someone else used to be, than it is to fill the empty space inside yourself where YOU used to be. Continue reading “10 Signs it’s Time to Let Go”

“sexual misconduct” – Buddhist perspective

What is “sexual misconduct” (kamesu micchacara)? Here are two definitions in the Buddha’s own words.

“One conducts oneself wrongly in matters of sex; one has intercourse with those under the protection of father, mother, brother, sister, relatives or clan, or of their religious community; or with those promised to someone else, protected by law, and even with those betrothed with a garland” (Book of Tens, Anguttara Nikaya, X, 206).

“Abandoning sexual misconduct, one abstains from sexual misconduct; he does not have intercourse with women who are protected by their mother, father, mother and father, brother, sister, or relatives, who have a husband, who are protected by law, or with those already engaged”  Continue reading ““sexual misconduct” – Buddhist perspective”