Inner peace is a state of mind. Whatever the situation you are in, you should start by relaxing, then thinking and finally acting.
Detect things that might hinder your ascent to inner peace. If, for example, you are a nervous, grumpy, anxious person, etc., these emotions will have to be controlled and neutralized so that you can evolve towards a state of constant serenity.
Warning:These following tips are a summarize of the book (I just want to share)
You can take whatever resonates with your situation, and judge if you consider these tips useful or not at all!
These are suggestions, not order nor “must do” things! But you should definitely try them all, and see how you feel afterwards 😉
1. Have an open mind to everything and attached to nothing
Believe that anything is possible if you have enough willpower
Welcome what life brings you without judging
Run from gossip and people that you don’t feel like high energy with.
(it can be stressful to talk about things that are not lifting each other, being around people that only focuses on their problems… Without realizing, even if you like your friend, those who always talk about others can deplete you of your energy.)
2. Don’t die without having played your own inner music
“When you do the right thing, you get the feeling of peace and serenity associated with it. Do it again and again.”
-Roy T. Bennett
It means you have to listen to your heart, and take risks for your passion, what animates you in life.
Acknowledge that failure is only an illusion, no need to be afraid of it:
Listen to your heart
Take risks for your passion
Know that failure is only an illusion and that we should not be afraid
3. You can not give what you do not have
Some tips to practice it:
Change what you do not like about yourself (some of your behaviors or reactions for example)
Be the mirror of the person you admire, the model you want to be (body language, act, words…)
Learn to love and respect yourself
Find your goal, your inner purpose (have you done your Ikigai?)
4. Adopt the silence
“It is better a word that brings peace than a thousand that bring only emptiness. “
Some tips to help you with it:
Discover the value of silence by challenging yourself to tell only what is necessary
Integrate more silence into your life
Learn to practice Mindfulness. Don’t be afraid to ask for help, or to invest in it.
I recommend for example the courses of Giovanni, where you can learn how to master your mind and mindset for achieving inner peace and reach your goals!