Anything other then harmony, happiness and peace is ultimately just a state of mind. The more you understand the mind, which I lovingly call The Drunk Monkey, the more inner peace you will have.
But! There is another way. Through intentional practices, you can get past The Drunk Monkey’s insanity and get into a harmonious and peaceful state.
So the question is, “If you are not going to be The Drunk Monkey’s Puppet, then what are you going to be?” Here are some ideas.
Practice One: Be patient.
Nothing messes with your peace faster then getting upset because things aren’t moving fast enough. Hello! You are going to die no matter how fast you get things done! The Drunk Monkey believes that if you accomplish a lot of things, then you will be significant, better etc. Not true. You will be more accomplished but no better off. Inner peace is the acknowledgment that all is well now. Nothing needed.
To implement more patience in your life today do the following:
Be tolerant and understanding of others. People are doing the best they can. Nobody has a crystal ball. No one knows that you are in a hurry. No one cares that you are in a hurry. Just relax and know that what you want is coming and there is no need to push.
Allow life to be just the way it is. No amount of lamenting is going to change the fact that life is just what it is. Your anger, your resentment and your forceful manipulation only mess with YOUR peace. Let it go. Accept life just as it is today and notice what happens.
Know that what you want is coming and all there is to do is accept “the now” as perfect and be patient. If you are reading this post, then you are someone who always gets what you want eventually in one form or another. Don’t worry about it. Don’t back down, just don’t freak out. Get what you want but with more flexibility and less forcefulness.