Starting a Peaceful Practice

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Most people want some peace in their lives.

Though many want it, not all have it since this peaceful state of mind is affected by our emotions.

As I wrote in my last post, emotions have a biochemical basis and the proper blend of neurotransmitters is necessary to have a sense of well-being.

love-chemicalThe production of these neurotransmitters in the body needs certain co-factors (chemical reactions). Some of these are found in our diets but some people do not take in enough.

In addition, we have also inherited responses to things which are encoded in our genes.

These inherited experiences of the generations that lived before us also affect our emotions and their study is known as epigenetics.

How to Attain A Peaceful State of Mind

To attain a peaceful state of mind and body we must train ourselves by using practices that help us develop the mindset we need to think and feel happy and fulfilled.

attain peaceful state of mindI believe attaining this peaceful state of mind and body must first of all include finding happiness and fulfillment in one’s personal and working life.

In addition, I also suggest that you try the following techniques so that you can get your mind, which is the “executive branch” of your body, in line with your spirit:

Try a New Routine

Add a new routine to your day since it will train your brain and give you discipline to act on what you want.

Though this routine needs to involve something you enjoy, it does not have to complicated since it only requires 5-10 minutes.

A good example is enrolling in a course to learn something that you have always wanted to know.

Create Time for Yourself

https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSYGXzs-XIiav6VLIv4hbQIXDqgFOz4busbxmgK_F7EMdmFADAkcASchedule time just yourself so that you can engage in peaceful introspection.

I have personally tried meditation and found that it is a good way for me to keep the peaceful mindset.

Seek Connections

Seek connections with others who want the same type of peaceful mindset. If you are able, engage the services of a mindfulness or lifestyle coach as it is a worthwhile investment.

As you set out on the path of lining up your mind with your spirit, understand that the journey is never a straight line. Events will come up in life and get you off the road but you just have to get back on.

 

What you think about the above suggestions? These are general strategies and I encourage you to share some of the specific techniques you have used for peaceful introspection.

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  1. Sometimes I feel that people just don’t know where to start to find any type of peace in their lives. Because of chaotic circumstances, they just don’t know where to turn and feeling alone, they don’t keep the stamina to do any of the suggestions that people make for them. I believe that when we connect with someone who is hurting, hold their hand, encourage and reach out to help, we can make a huge difference for them and for ourselves. Fear blocks, but kindness allows healing to emerge.

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