Finding Peace of Mind

artwork by Heidi Bosch Romano

What is peace of mind? Peace of mind comes from accepting your circumstances, believing in yourself, and living a purposeful life where you are accomplishing things that help you and others.

The first step in finding peace of mind is learning how to live in the present. Fear and pain come when we continually fret over the past or fear what may happen in the future. Focusing too much on the past or future, even if those are perceived as good, takes your attention away from what's happening right now.

Everyone has made mistakes in the past, but the past no longer exists. If you've learned the lessons from your mistakes, then let go of thinking about them. If not, then realize that if the same situations present themselves, you will be better prepared and will have a new opportunity to do things better next time around.

Worrying about the future is natural, but too much focus on what may or may not happen will not change anything, and may only make you feel anxious. Building a better future will happen more quickly if you focus instead on making plans now and taking positive steps towards reaching your goals.

The present is where your consciousness exists, so instead of fretting over the past or worrying about the future, put your time to good use now. You have the ability to create a beautiful life, so use your time wisely in the present.

Give Yourself a Quiet Break

Bringing peace into play starts with turning off the distractions and making quiet time for yourself, even if it's just putting in some ear plugs or retreating to another room where you can be alone. Quiet time helps you to think more clearly and opens your heart to inspirational thoughts that will answer any questions you have about anything needing resolution.

Spend Your Time Wisely

Spending your time wisely means focusing away from searching for ways to be entertained by others, and instead, allotting more time for working on your own creative projects or to being of service to others. Successfully completing the projects you've dreamt of doing or helping others in need can be very fulfilling.

Stop Worrying and Be Grateful

Sometimes it's hard to stop thinking about all the negative things going on in the world or in your life. Or, to just let go of irritations that pop into your head throughout the day. To feel better, start by focusing on anything/everything that you are grateful for. If you are having a hard time dealing with recent troubles, then say positive statements such as "I will get help. Everything will work out for the best. I am in control of my life. I choose to be happy." The more you focus on positive, empowering phrases, the better you will feel. Sometimes even a simple statement such as "I feel loved" said repeatedly can be all that it takes to shut down your worrisome mind and bring you immediate relief.