“Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom” – James Allen.

The third path to sustained inner peace is to be intentional, whereby you live each day with peace in mind. You are intentional when you start your day with peace in mind, and you end your day with peace in mind in complete serenity.

As a reminder, your mental attitude to life determines the kind of life you live. Your attitude is the combination of your thoughts, feelings and actions, and your increasing self-awareness will reveal whether your attitude is conducive to peace of mind or not.

Let me give you some practical examples. As you listen to the stories I share, I want you to think about what your reaction would be.

  • Do you cultivate peaceful thoughts?

Each of your thought has a vibration, a positive or negative one. In my book Yes To Love, I share John’s story. John was intentional in his desire to follow the path of inner peace. He chose a life of peace instead of a life of resentment, grudge and un-forgiveness.

Here is his story:

“Two brothers were living with their single mother in a poor neighbourhood. Their dad left home when they were in their early teens. The two brothers reacted differently to their circumstances: one became very bitter and ended up in prison, and the other became better and is now a motivational speaker. The latter decided not to become a victim of his circumstances. Against all odds, he chose to create a better life for himself and his family. His determination, persistence and self-belief were so strong that he made it. The former gave up due to a lack of self-belief and lack of awareness that your circumstances do not dictate your future.”

Observe whether, like John, you think progressively, that is, are your thoughts conducive to peace or not?

The second question for reflection related to your attitude is:

  • Do you use emotional intelligence to your advantage to enjoy more inner peace?

Emotional intelligence implies observing your emotions when you feel down. What are your emotional tendencies when things do not go so well? Do you stay down for an extended period, or do you stand up and find peace?

To illustrate my point, let me share Mo Farah’s story:

"In 201 1The British Olympic champion Mo Farah competed for the 10,000m at Daegu World Championship in Athletics. It was painful to watch yet so exhilarating! His 200m sprint finish to race away from his competitors meant that the gold medal was his. However, as he closed on the finish line with 50m remaining, he got beaten by the Ethiopian Ibrahim Jeilan. The 10,000m is the race Mo Farah wanted to focus on; he said after the race: “It’s a great feeling once you cross that line in first place – an unbelievable feeling. I didn’t have that feeling today.” Despite his near victory, Mo Farah knew he could win a gold medal and that he should not miss this chance. Through sheer determination, he decided to run the 5,000m a week later. The Olympic champion not only took gold in the Men’s 5,000m final but also became the 5th male athlete to complete the long-distance double at the championships. He returned to England with a gold medal and fulfilled his dream."

The point is Mo Farah could have given up and lost confidence in himself. In its stead, he found peace of mind and opted for a positive attitude by competing again in the 5,000-metre run.

And the third question for reflection related to attitude is:

  • Does peace in mind drive your actions?

For example, do you make peace through forgiveness when an injury has been committed, or do you hold a grudge for a long time?

Here is Jonathan’s answer to a more peaceful and loving heart:

  • "Jonathan is one of five children, and he had a rather conflicting relationship with one of his siblings, which affected the family dynamic. I could hear Jonathan’s anger each time he talked about his sibling. I suggested he changed how he perceived his brother altogether by sending him love and forgiving him for whatever he had or not done. As a result of him sending love to his brother and healing their relationship, the latter stopped being hostile toward him and became more understanding. Jonathan found greater peace within."

For things to change, you have to change to find peace of mind. The vibration you need to be in harmony with is peace itself to experience more peace in your life.

You can do that by being intentional and going all the way on your journey to inner peace. Observe your attitude and decide whether it is conducive to peace of mind or not. If not, decide what perspective you are willing to adapt to enjoy more inner peace and stay in that vibration.

 

Key step to accelerate your success:

  • Observe your attitude and be intentional so that it is more aligned with peace in mind.

Relevant resources:

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The Journey To Inner Peace Series - Part 1

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