Finding Peace Within

By | March 6, 2016

Do you know how peaceful it is inside your mind once you are able to quiet it?

If you don’t know how to quiet it yet , go see my page on how to quiet the mind.

Finding peace inside your mind helps you to find peace on the outside too.  I peacefulwas just outside sitting on my porch. The sun is shining, It’s a relatively warm March day. Below me is the river. The water is calm. The trees have a beauty of their own, even without leaves on them. I look around and see and feel how peaceful just doing this has made me feel.

This is one way of finding peace within. I was out there for probably 20 minutes of just taking in everything. I did not care what anyone else was doing. I was in my own little world. I almost felt like I was one with nature.

If you want to find peace inside your mind, then find something that you can totally immerse yourself in.

Years ago, I used to take horseback riding lessons every Saturday for one hour. I can remember being so totally absorbed in riding that for that one hour, nothing else mattered. It was like my own world.

It’s like there is no worries, no stress, no anything, except for pure happiness and contentment. You are totally immersed in what ever you are doing.

If you have ever experience this feeling, you will never forget it.

If you have a hobby or something that you really like to do , then that would be a good place to start.

Some people meditate and find their peace that way. It does not matter what it is as long as it is something that you can immerse yourself in.

Finding your own peace is a great way of balancing yourself. It totally releases everything from your mind and body for however long you do it. This can mean releasing all the stress from the day or getting rid of something that is on your mind that is causing stress or tension.

The best part is you can learn to do this automatically once you know the feeling. Just looking at an object that you associate with the peacefulness you felt and bring back that feeling on demand.

If I want to bring back the peaceful feeling I just had on the porch, I can do so by associating it with trees or a river. Every time I want to feel that feeling I can remind myself to find a tree and relive that time again. After a while, just thinking about the tree will bring a smile to my face.

If you do this often enough, just by thinking about a tree in your mind will bring that peaceful feeling to you.

Have you ever thought about how different people, even small children can perform in front of large crowds? Well, they have learned to be in tune to what they are doing and for them, they are the only ones there. Yes, they know there is a huge crowd watching them, but in their mind the only thing there is , is what they are doing. There is no room in their mind to think about anything else.

This also changes your thought patterns, as negative thoughts can not live in peacefulness. If you do this on a regular basis, you will find that the outside changes too.

You will be happier, things that used to bother you will become less so. I recommend doing this as often as you can until it becomes automatic to you.

We can have peace inside our minds as much as we choose to have it there. And when we are finding peace within, we will start to see more and more peacefulness happening in our lives. We will start to be drawn to more peaceful situations and people.

What ever happens on the inside has to happen on the outside. So as you can see the benefits to finding peace within  are many.

8 thoughts on “Finding Peace Within

  1. Derek Marshall

    HI there,

    another great article that I thoroughly enjoyed reading. What you mention, finding your peace inside of yourself sounds a like inner peace and tranquility ,in a meditative sort of way.

    When you were taking it all in, you were right there, living in the moment and that is how life is supposed to be lived. in the now.

    1. Gloria

      Thanks for the comment Derek. I so agree, life is supposed to be lived in the now. When we find peace in ourselves, we allow ourselves to live in the now.

  2. Laurie

    Finding peace is such an important skill in today’s busy, stressful world. I too, find that nature really helps me center myself and feel more relaxed. Sometimes, all it takes is focusing on a tree or plant, or even the sky, to help me calm down. If I can’t get to nature, darkness and soft music is also a good option. It’s so good for our mental and physical health to cultivate the methods of clearing our mind that work for us.

    1. Gloria

      Hi Laurie,

      Yes, you are so right. I am glad that you have found what works for you. We all need to do this as we have way too much stress in the world.

  3. Jay

    Finding inner peace has been a lifelong struggle for be, I am a bit of a panicker and an anxiety sufferer. But I’ve learned how to work through it all now, which is covered right here in your article.

    Being a musician i am very creative, so I can pick up my guitar and lose myself in it and before I know it I feel so much better. Obviously this method can be used with any hobby or interest. The best part is, it truly works 🙂


    1. Gloria

      Hi Jay,

      Thanks for the comment. I am sorry to hear about your struggle. I am glad you have your guitar to lose yourself in. It is the same for me with horseback riding. There are other things you can do for anxiety and panic, If you want more info just email me at and I will be happy to help.

  4. Tommy

    HI Gloria, I’ve been practising transcendental meditation for the past 4 weeks and have been amazed at the benefits. It really clears up your mind and allows you to focus and be more productive during the day, and i genuinely feel happier and a greater senses of well being. What type of meditation do you normally practice?

    1. Gloria

      Hi Tommy,

      I am glad to here you meditate. It is a great way to release your ego while you are doing it and become more in touch with yourself. I do not meditate. Instead, I practice control of my thoughts and keeping my ego out of the picture. When one can control their thoughts, then they can control their emotions as well and in turn direct their thoughts to what they want them to be.

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