How to find peace within so we can find peace without is definitely a good challenge. Right? Before we start talking about peace, let’s start with a basic definition.
Webster‘s Dictionary defines peace as: “In a general sense, a state of quiet or tranquility; freedom from disturbance or agitation; applicable to society, to individuals, or to the temper of the mind.” Let’s read that again… as you deeply inhale and exhale.
You can expect to get a few tips on how to find peace on this post. You will also have an opportunity to do a guided meditation if you choose to do so.
Yes, I am sharing how to prepare for a mediation. And then, you can watch a guided meditation video on peace that I hope you love as much as I do.
So, keep reading, get comfortable on a chair, preferably in a quiet place.
Most of us relate to peace as a stress-free state of security and calmness that comes when there’s no fighting or war.
Many of us want or expect peace, without realizing or forgetting that peace starts with the individual.
Following is one of my favorite quotes on peace from Paramahansa Yogananda:
“Change yourself and you have done your part in changing the world. Every individual must change his own life if he wants to live in a peaceful world. The world cannot become peaceful unless and until you yourself begin to work toward peace.”
Hit pause right now and think: When was the last time I experienced a brief moment of peace? How did it feel? What was I doing? Who was with me? This is not a test… Just thought to ask you.
What Does Peace Have to Do with a Pendulum?
When I mentioned to my husband, Jeff, that I was going to write on how to find peace, he asked me: “What does peace have to do with pendulum dowsing?” Hmm…Good question I said.
So I replied, “Be Aware Choose Practice is about well-being and using a pendulum as a tool to bring that balance. It is not just about the pendulum”
Anyway… Jeff’s question kept bubbling in my head. How to use a pendulum to bring peace? Hmm.
Then I realized that I already use it to increase the frequency of peace.
This is how I use the pendulum to increase the frequency of peace within:
I hold my Isis 16 pendulum over my free hand and say: “Please increase the frequency of peace to the highest possible level for my highest good.”
And the pendulum starts rotating clockwise until it stops. This is one of the ways I use my pendulum to increase healing in my spirit, mind, body and soul.
A True Story
Our world has become a place of unending information, entertainment, and noise 24×7 causing our stress levels to go up.
I left my last paying job in 2017 after stress sent me to the ER. By stress, I mean how I was letting situations and people affect me and take my peace away. I’m fully responsible for how I was feeling.
None of my healing tools, meditation and healers were getting through to me.
My mind was out of control. “Life lesson, I hear you…”
Back to my ER story. After many tests, it was discovered that my body gave birth to three baby ulcers. One of them had been bleeding for a week. I came close to being a pint away from a blood transfusion.
Apparently, the internal bleeding was causing my heart to overwork and it was the reason I ended up in the ER.
Moral of the Story
Life is about ups and down. You can’t escape them. But if you are persistent in becoming a better being, you are moving forward. And meditation which is like concentration is a way to find calmness.
Controlling the mind is probably one of the most difficult things for anyone. It is also key to feeling peace. How to find mental peace? That is my challenge.
Truth be told, I felt physically fine the week I was bleeding internally. Only towards the end I started to feel a bit lightheaded.
This event was the beginning of a new chapter in my life that continues to unfold.
The more often you meditate and are open to change, the more you see yourself changing. You react to events in ways that surprise you at times.
My ER experience, for example, kept unfolding in a peaceful manner if that makes sense.
There was no fear at any point as I chose to keep my concentration inward, on Spirit.
How to Find Peace Through Meditation
I love the concept that prayer is talking to the Divine and meditation is listening.
Meditation is an exploration of your inner self. It is a special form of concentration where attention is free from distractions and thoughts.
I have been meditating for over 10 years by myself and in groups. It is a continued learning experience.
Your concentration is focused within. You may feel a conscious awareness of the presence of Spirit or the Divine within. Even if for a few seconds.
No, it is not easy to free your mind of chatter. It is actually challenging to be honest and sometimes it is more challenging than other times. But, it is worth it to have this practice.
Do You Want to Try a Guided Peace Meditation?
You can try it now or wait after you finish reading this post. I find guided meditations extremely helpful.
Whatever feels right for you is what it is. The guided meditation is about 15 minutes.
I can almost guarantee you will feel inner peace when you are done. Sister Priya, one of the nuns at Self Realization, starts the meditation by saying:
“Peace emanates from the soul and it is the sacred inner environment in which true happiness unfolds. Peace is not something you can acquire from outside ourselves, we must learn to discover it within.”
I invite you to find a secluded, quiet peaceful place if you haven’t yet.
Sit straight on a chair with feet firmly planted on the floor. Or sit cross legged on a firm surface.
Keep your back away from the chair if that’s comfortable for you.
Place your hands upwards on your legs.
Make sure you are comfortable in this seated position. Be comfortable.
How do you find peace in your life? Below is a list of suggestions to help you bring more balance and joy. I hope you find them helpful. Choose one, two or three that you are able to put into practice right now.
Focus on the positive – Our brains are hardwired for negativity. So, it is a challenge to see the good in everything and everyone. Choose to see the good and remind yourself of it throughout the day.
Get up in the morning and decide you are going to look for peace throughout the day. If you do that, you have already called up the vibrational frequency of peace.
Walk in nature and you will be bathed in some of the highest frequencies available to us.
Remove apps that are not bringing anything positive to your life.
Turn off mobile notifications.
Complete unfinished tasks.
Simplify what you own. Give away what you are not using.
Stay connected with those you love and those who love and respect you.
Attend spiritual services.
Practice meditation regularly.
Avoid news if possible. Read headlines to learn what is going on and to send your peaceful thoughts and love to those in need.