How to Find Inner Peace

Lately in my journey of personal growth I have started observing interesting phenomena, which has been most welcoming to me. Previously when I was told something which seemed unfair or just plain outright wrong, the thoughts in my mind would take over completely and rush to qualify the event and tell stories about it, almost fueling the incident and making it seem bigger than it actually was. Invariably, this was followed by an instant emotional reaction where I could literally feel my insides contracting and lurching forward in resistance. This inner feeling almost felt like a raging fire craving to destroy everything in its path – it had a strong aggressive and violent element to it. 

 

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what does a day offers?

Rumi Quotes on reflection
There are days and weeks in particular where things change very quickly and particular events compel us to grow and reflect in an almost urgent way. It’s almost as if our guardian angels are giving us a forceful nod to close the loops we’ve been delaying for a while now. As if often the case, when those events happen, we react impulsively – sometimes failing to see the benefits behind them; although deep inside we invariably understand that this is a push in a better direction.
The great Rumi says “Try not to resist the changes that come your way. Instead let life live through you. And do not worry that your life is turning upside down. How do you know that the side you are used to is better than the one to come?”
How true this is indeed! Life and the Universe are actually always conspiring to put us in the best direction. Every day when we wake up alive after having died the night before, we have new opportunities to do so many things; touch other people’s lives in meaningful ways, reflect on our journeys, create something new, learn a new skill, share our knowledge with others, and practice silence.
Seemingly unplanned events or challenges are actually priceless chances for us to become better versions of ourselves. Our initial reactions are most of the time driven by our psyche, but if we take the time to step out of ourselves and listen to our True Voice, we realize that our souls recognize those chances. Chances to purify ourselves. Chances to be happy for others, chances to be kind to ourselves. And chances to take one more step towards who we ultimately want to be.
 It all starts with gentleness of thoughts. In order to grab those daily chances to make an impact, we should practice gentleness and at the same time firmness of heart. Good luck with your day today.
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Rumi Quotes in association with Nasseema Taleb

The Art of Keeping Memories

Every single moment is exquisitely precious and unique, and many times those wonderful moments come and go in a flash. Those same moments of intense emotion and appreciation are what keeps us alive, and although the present time cannot re-created, they can be journaled and somehow recorded.


Why? It’s simple. Journal writing is one way to digest and make sense of memorable events, places and people. Our minds are so constantly busy ‘doing’ that it is easy to forget or lose track of the places we’ve travelled to, or remember things we’ve seen and sounds we’ve heard. Writing is therapeutic, because instead of ‘doing’, it allows us a moment to just ‘be’ by putting on paper our perceptions from the present moment. Journaling facilitates the enjoyment of the NOW. 


Journaling is a great tool for self-reflection because when we write, our hearts and minds become automatically more open and receptive, and what translates on paper ends up being authentic and real and unabridged and unedited – just pure real heartfelt thoughts and emotions. A lot of times when I went back on my writing, I’ve been pleasantly surprised and inspired by the clarity that translated on paper.


Journaling is easier than you imagine – anywhere and anytime is the order of the day when writing – on the train home, just before you sleep or even at the beach or on top of a mountain. The trick is to let go of the inhibitions of the mind and write freely. Our feeble busy minds do not always allow us to remember beautiful things – writing allows us to record those unique moments and forms an intricate part of our spiritual growth.


So write generously, write as much as you can and whenever and wherever you can. The more we write, the more we free our minds to explore more undiscovered spaces.

Rumi Quotes in association with Nasseema Taleb.

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How to overcome your worries

“When a man realizes that his mind is part of Universal Mind, when he realizes that he has only to take any right aspiration to this Universal Mind to see it realized, he loses all sense of worry and fear. He learns to dominate instead of to cringe. He rises to meet every situation, secure in the knowledge that everything necessary to the solution of any problem is in Mind, and that he has but to take his problem to Universal Mind to have it correctly answered.”

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