Inner peace is essential for wellbeing. Without it we often feel anxious, fearful, and suspicious. So how do we cultivate inner peace? There is no magic. You’ve received all the advice/teachings. Now we must make effort. I repeat, now we must make effort to implement them! Start thinking more about others – concern for their wellbeing. Let go of hurts through the practice of forgiveness; start with the small ones. Practice gratitude with each breath, or at least practice with each meal. Meditate daily even for 5 minutes to cultivate a habit of meditation. Be kind to yourself – OFTEN! Slightly reduce expectations of yourself. Work on recognizing anger early, and then practice transforming it into patience, tolerance, and eventually compassion and love. Love yourself and allow that love to radiate out to all others. Inner peace will then come automatically.
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