You can’t buy it. Somebody can wish it upon you, but that does not mean you will have it.
If you find that peace has departed from you, figuring out how to get it back is a must. What is it within you that is preventing you from having peace? Answer that question, and then you have the starting point to finding it.
At the end of the day, it is your actions that will make the difference. Do the right thing, and you will have peace. Do the wrong thing, and you won’t have peace until you make amends.
Looking for peace? According to Marvin Gaye you have to find it within yourself first, but how do you do that? Here are 15 ways to help you find the peace you are looking for:
Are you made up of the right things? “Character, not circumstances, makes the man.” –Booker T. Washington
Are you without purpose? “An aim in life is the only fortune worth having.” –Robert Louis Stevenson
What are you thinking about? “The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.” –Confucius
Have you become stagnant? “Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.” –Benjamin Franklin
Are you too serious? “We should make light of all things and endure them with tolerance: it is more civilized to make fun of life than to bewail it.” -Seneca
Are your prayers misguided? You can’t make a deal with God, but you can be grateful. “If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough.” -Meister Eckhart
Are others disturbing your peace within? Keep in mind: “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” –Eleanor Roosevelt
And we shouldn’t be disturbing the peace within others: “Attack the evil within yourself, rather than attacking the evil that is in others. –Confucius
What if it is not others, but the circumstances we find ourselves in? “When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” –Viktor Frankl
Or the failure in inaction? “And you can commit injustice by doing nothing.” –Marcus Aurelius
What about when no one is around? “Character is doing the right thing when nobody’s looking.” –J.C. Watts, Jr.
Did you know? “The outer conditions of a person’s life will always be found to be harmoniously related to his inner state.” –James Allen
And if that is true, then: “Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.” –William Faulkner
To do that is to adapt. “To improve is to change, so to be perfect is to have changed often.” –Winston Churchill
And at the end of the day, remember: “The choices you make today will be your biography tomorrow.” –James Altucher
Start with yourself and find your peace. It come from within and manifests outward. Keep your conscience clear. Live a just life. Be righteous and have a great day!