Talking about happiness ,reading about it ,and wish each other happiness, prosperity and peace, but only a few seem to know how to be peaceful. Here are some steps that might help one to find the most needed inner peace.
- Take Time for yourself; taking some time for yourself improves the quality of your life
Often, we become so engrossed in our day-to-day activities, we simply end up gathering more and more information, and do not take time out to think and reflect. Then we feel dull and tired. We need to stop and reassess, evaluate and preplan.
A few quiet moments everyday are the source of creativity. Silence heals and rejuvenates and gives you depth and stability. In Islam the daily prayers and worship provides the 5 times where you become toned with the creator, enjoy his friendship and worship, silent your temptation and greed, reduced your stress and anger. Sometime during the day, sit for a few minutes; get into the cave of your heart, eyes closed, and keep the world away, pray to God in silent or with words .
- Know the Impermanence of Life
Millions of years have passed and this life run with time in a linear dimension for time and in all direction for space but all are going to one source. So remember nothing is for ever and all this life will stop and will reborn again in hand of God to a different form of life.
Just open your eyes, and ask, “Who am I? Why am I on this planet? What is my lifetime?” The answer of course is clear and it is in the Quran, God answer this for you , he said he created everything human, demons and all other creations for one thing and one thing only , and that is to worship him. So the key thing is worship God alone. All other reasons of creations are secondary and the only reason that we are here to worship and pray to one God only.
An awareness dawns, and you will stop worrying about little things. All smallness will simply drop and you will be able to live every moment of your life.
When you review your life in a broader context, the quality of your life improves.
- Perform Random Acts of Kindness
Make a commitment to make this world a better place to live. Do some acts of kindness without expecting anything in return. Zakat, Sadaqa, help the poor and the orphans, the food bank, volunteer, Service alone can bring contentment in life. It creates a sense of connectedness. When you bring some relief to someone through selfless service, good vibrations come to you. When you show kindness, your true nature, which is love and peace, come to the surface.
- Make Your Smile Cheaper
I used to say good morning to someone at work and they never ever return the greeting for me or to anybody else, some other workers don’t even smile , so I decided to kill my smile and never ever return the greeting , I know it’s wrong but I wanted to give it a try.
I didn’t even communicate with those people or responded to their questions, of course they don’t have anything to do with the flow of work but I made them feel like they are not visible. I invited most of the workers and excluded them, until they got the point that I do not like them. They did ask me and I replied I don’t know what are you talking about , I don’t know you at all to hate you and I don’t care . Why is that they replied? I said smile and greeting, saying good morning and replying to other people greeting is part of kindness, part of been human and I don’t see that in you. After that they all changed and were part of the tem and as pleasant as they can be , only one person stay as she is , our boss fired here in few weeks as she don’t fit our work ethics.
Every day, every morning, look at the mirror and give a good smile to yourself. Don’t let your smile be snatched away by anybody! Usually, you give your anger freely and smile rarely, as though a smile is costly. Make your smile cheaper and anger expensive! Don’t be mean
- Make worship and prayers a Part of Life
When we have higher goals in life it leads to stress and restlessness, which can be released through a few minutes of prayers, worship and self reflection Worshiping God alone gives you deep rest, deep trust in one God and strengthen your faith .The deeper you are able to rest, the more dynamic you will be in activity.
What is Salat? = worship =
It is the Relationship between yourself and God, if you can’t change yourself you are not ready to lead or change the world.
- Mind without agitation focusing on the source of the creation and that is one God is worship. It is not done by catholic ritual of words on Sunday alone. It is daily practice to be toned in faith, as it is faith and nor a religion that matter.
• Mind in the present moment is worshiping God, so it is part of our daily mindfulness to live the moment with the creator.
• Mind that has no hesitation, no anticipation Is worship, we worship God because he is the only God wealth of that , we worship him because we love him and belong to him and not just because we fear him or need him for our livelihood. .
• Mind that comes back home to the source, which is peace and joy, is worship , Peace ( Alsalam ) Shalom is one of God names.
- Be a Student Always, eager to learn even from those who have no college education , learn from anyone that can give you wisdom, positive thickening .
Know that you are a student forever. Do not underestimate anybody. Knowledge may come to you from any corner. Each occasion teaches you and each person teaches you. The world is your teacher. When you are always looking to learn, you will stop underestimating others. Humility will dawn in your life.
- Feel Grateful
Our love, faith and belief should be deep rooted, and then everything else moves on its own. The feeling that “I am blessed” can help you overcome any failure. Once you realize that you are blessed, then all the complaints and grumbling disappear, all the insecurities disappear and you become grateful, contented and peaceful.
Our existence is not in isolation with the rest of the world. While this idea sounds spiritual, it is very pertinent to social and global situations that we see every now and then. When a house is on fire in the neighborhood, if we don’t act, it is only a matter of time before the fire reaches our own doorstep. Look what’s happening in California, because the government worried about jobs, money and elections they forgot or already forgotten the environment , cut and clear shrubs , paying for more firefighters, and people are not helping each other , demonstrating in the street making more fire the hall country went on fire.
There is an idea found in many ancient cultures that this world is one organism. The microcosm is a reflection of the macrocosm. Just like within us there are billions of cells with their independent existence that collectively make up our existence, all the billions of people and other creatures make up the being of this world.
Taking care of hygiene and preserving health is easier than going through treatment after the onset of disease. Just as we need to be proactive in maintaining our health, we need to be proactive in maintaining harmony in the world. Healthy multicultural exposure to children can go a long way in eliminating Hinduism fanaticism in India to respect Muslims and the minority so they can be respected and stop the bloodshed.
An attitude of service cultivated in young minds can be a preventive approach to tackling corruption. Therefore, proper education – one that inculcates human values and honors diversity, is necessary for sustainable peace in the world.
Only a few people in the world cause terror, not the whole population. Of the seven billion people on this planet, there are hardly a few thousand who cause crime and the whole world is affected. We can see that the Indian Hindu government punishing the hall 165 million Muslims in India by taking their citizen rights and birth rights, how can we expect justice if our enemy is the judge. With the same law, won’t the reverse also work?
Just a few thousand of us, being really peaceful, loving and caring for the whole planet can we not bring a transformation? One should not think, ‘what can I do?’’ or that one is insignificant. Everyone has a role to play when the world is in turmoil. Black lives matter started with one person. Right or wrong action resulted in ciaos.
A tiny homeopathic pill has the power to heal an 80 kg body. In the same way, every individual has an influence on this cosmos, on this planet. I call it the butterfly effect.
When we radiate peace and good vibrations, it definitely makes an impact. Those of us who have been fortunate to find some peace within ourselves, now have a challenge to reach out to all those who are not at peace with themselves as well as to those countries and parts of the world where there is conflict. The knowledge of the oneness that we share with the world can bring people out of their narrow mindsets.
Tell the Indian and Iranian government that to respect human right and not have any hatred towards anybody. Do not hate even the worst enemy, reach out to him. If you can’t reach out, never mind. At least in your heart do not hate anybody. Don’t hate any living being for that matter, not just people. What holds you back are your hatred? More than your love, your hatred holds you back. Because whomsoever you hate, you live with them, you eat with them, and you bear with them mentally.
The person whom you hate occupies your upper chamber, your middle chamber and any other chamber left, everywhere they occupy. They occupy all of your time, your life, your thoughts, your emotions your mind, everything. So, if not for their sake, for your own sake better don’t hate anybody.
There are such people who are obnoxious, who you cannot stand, yes. But by hating them, you are destroying your beautiful mind, you are destroying your most precious brain and you are inflicting pain to your delicate heart.
Now how to get rid of it?
Friendliness and compassion, People who are ahead of you, be friendly with them. Otherwise, you will feel jealous. And people, who are behind you, who are hopeless, who are troublemakers, have compassion for them. If you don’t have compassion for them, you will be angry and upset. And anyone who you find in between, forgive them. It is so hard to do at the start especially with those idiots who hates everyone , jealous and envy everyone and when they are in a place it is like a cloud of sadness covering the sunshine of happiness .
Whenever you are disturbed, doesn’t matter about what, ask yourself this question “Did I let it go, or are am I holding on to it? That determines your state of mind that determines your peace or lack of it. By letting go you will get deep peace. Let go the person who rejected you and wish them well. Karma will get them somehow. You didn’t get the job because someone was jealous from your CV and was afraid to hire you so you want take his/ her job ,let them go and don’t bother but if you have a legal prove make sure to use it against them so they don’t do that to anybody else .
Knowledge is better than the practice, Worship and prayers is the door to wisdom, and learning to letting go is the fruit of action. Because, when you let go, you renounce the whole past and gain some inner peace.
When there is chaos, there is confusion; when there are problems all around you, then calmness is needed the most; wisdom is most valuable then. That’s what USA and the black life movements need now more than ever.
When people blame you, when they don’t understand you, that’s when you need the inner strength to smile. When things don’t go the way you want them to, get rejected by someone, that’s when you need the endurance, the strength and. courage to remain unperturbed.
Just observe, how your mind goes, how it flares up, for nothing! How it creates a mess all around. One moment it’s high, another moment it’s down. Bipolar is an extreme condition, but those who are not doing daily prayers they are all, in some manner, in a bipolar state. Worship and prayers are the answer for these psychological troubles, beside the medications of course.
Steve Ramsey, Okotoks – Alberta – Canada