I’ve heard many answers to the existential question about the meaning of life.
And as with everything else, each individual has his own view according to his beliefs and experience, things he wants and is going through right now.
But there is one problem – he puts meaning in every little detail of his average day and sometimes that affects his version of his mission in life, and eventually his actions.
Life is about more than the daily worries, fears, people that come and go, and things we pay too much attention to.
And in this – finding meaning in life – we’re all equal, because the goal is one.
Peace of mind.
Life is about finding peace in the chaos, silence in the noise, meaning in every event and wisdom in hardships and grief.
Because peace is the highest happiness.
It’s hard to find with all the distractions around us, but once seen, we continue our life in such contentment that we know we are living the way we should be.
People try to create peace, but it’s already there. You can’t force it because that’s the opposite of it.
Peace consists of:
- acceptance – being okay with what is;
- letting go – leaving judging, comparing and overthinking behind;
- and being here – enjoying the present moment and being mindful of it.
If you can do that, you know what life is all about
We often try to find solutions to every problem.
But sometimes what we consider a problem is just a series of coincidences, something that has turned out in a certain way and there’s nothing we can do about it.
The ‘problem’ then is in our mind.
We want to change things. We think we did something wrong and analyze the events too much, we also stress over it.
But the real solution to everything in life is peace itself.
So let go of all grudges, negative thoughts, fears and whatever else it is that prevents you from living now, and what will be left is peace.
You get rid of all the distractions so that you can see the essential.
You don’t struggle to change and make things better.
Instead, you let go of struggle and make peace with what is.
I’ve become a bit better in that.
It’s such a relief to be calm in a stressful situation, to be like in a quiet meditative state on the inside while there is a war out there.
It’s one of the reasons Buddhist monks are so calm, and contented. It’s why people keep visiting their monasteries and ask them for their secret. They go to their home, feel the peace there and want to take it.
But the moment they have it as a material desire, the moment they define their current situation as a problem and look for a solution, the moment they want to have more of something someone else has, this peace is ruined.
We don’t really know how to deal with it.
But it’s all so easy.
It’s just peace – it’s right here, right now, and is exactly what will be left if we eliminate our desires, grudges from the past and worries for the future, let go of attachments and comparison, and simply see and appreciate what we have. That is when peace will reveal itself to us.
Peace of mind is what we all want.
Everyone puts that off, they think peace and happiness will come after they start a family, finish their tasks, or else.
But the truth lies in finding beauty in imperfections, making peace and experiencing the present moment by being mindful.
We’re constantly complaining about everything, but instead we should try to be okay with what we consider problems, to accept them as they are.
So find peace now. Don’t wait for that, don’t think you don’t deserve it and don’t put effort in it.
Just see it, it’s inside of you and everywhere around you.
You just need to open your heart and embrace it.
“When you realize how perfect everything is you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky”
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