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40 Ways to Create Peace of Mind
"Set peace of mind as your highest goal, and organize your life around it." ~Brian Tracy There was a time when I thought peace was a destination, in much the same way I imagined I'd eventually arrive at happiness or success.

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Communication as therapy

  • Write down everything that’s weighing you down mentally and then burn it as a form of letting go.
  • Write down everything you’ve learned from a difficult experience so you...

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Meditation tips for peace of mind

  • Take 5 to 10 minutes for a simple seated meditation.
  • Take 100 deep breaths, counting “and one,” “and two,” and so on, with “and” on the inhalations and the numbers on the...

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Creativity

  • Engage in art therapy: paint or start a journal.
  • Create a peace collage. Include images that make you feel relaxed and at ease. 
  • Take a walk with the sole intention of pho...

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Solitude

  • Schedule a date with yourself, a time when you don’t need to meet anyone else’s requests, and do something that feeds your mind and spirit. 
  • Sit in nature and let yourself simply ...

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Connection

  • Tell the truth in your relationships. 
  • Catch critical, blaming, or self-victimizing thoughts. 
  • Have fun with someone you love. Forget about everything that feels like...

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Contribution

  • Volunteer your time to help a charity you believe in. 
  • Volunteer at your local animal shelter. 
  • Do something kind for someone else without expecting anything in ...

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Being Compassionate

Being Compassionate

Compassion can be understood as a mental state of cognitive recognition of suffering, with an emotional feeling, and a desire to do something to end that suffering.

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The Four Components Of Compassion

  • Cognitive: Recognition of suffering.
  • Affective: Arising of emotion.
  • Intention: A desire for relief from suffering.
  • Motivation: Action to remove suffering.

Six Ways To Compassion

  • Try research-tested compassion practices, like writing exercises.
  • Informal compassion: Be aware of the people around you, and acknowledge the interdependence with everyone.
  • Set up an intention: Find out what you want for yourself, your life, and what you have to offer the world. 
  • First-hand self-knowledge: Instead of following ready-made knowledge, find out what works for you through self-examination.
  • Get support: Find support in your peers, friends, and relatives, to help make compassion a habit.
  • Self-compassion: Stick to the practice even when it's hard and be gentle to yourself. 

Happiness vs Joy

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Finding Joy

Happiness lies on transitory things, so simplify your life and possessions to get a clearer path to a better internal life. When stuff, people, and the problems they bring fall away, the resulting stillness allows you to find the self-sufficient joy that resides inside.

Joy comes when you make peace with who you are, where you are and why you are. When you need nothing but your truth to bring peace, then you have settled into unshakable abiding joy.