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9 Quotes on Finding Peace of Mind (Plus Calming Strategies)

Tim is a minister who worked as a professional rehabilitation counselor for several years. He holds a master's in counseling from ECU.

When a person locates a place to let his/her senses become immersed in beauty and peaceful surroundings, the effect can calm the mind and body.

When a person locates a place to let his/her senses become immersed in beauty and peaceful surroundings, the effect can calm the mind and body.

Defining Peace of Mind

Basically, finding peace of mind is simply knowing freedom. Although finding peace of mind has several conditional components, an absence of conflict is pivotal. In addition, having this state of being requires obtaining some level of harmony with one’s circumstances and surroundings. Many individuals may visit natural settings like the one in the first photo to reflect, reach out emotionally, and receive positive vibrations.

Yet, another way of acquiring this state can be accomplished by knowing things are going well. For example, a person may achieve peace when he/she knows the family is safe. Likewise, finishing a project at work can help a person find peace of mind.

What’s important with comprehending when one has achieved this state is understanding that the whole of the individual (social, emotional, mental, physical, spiritual, etc.) is no longer under stress. This article is focused on the entirety of acquiring this state of equilibrium.

Many people may find peace of mind by attending religious ceremonies.

Many people may find peace of mind by attending religious ceremonies.

Why Is Peace of Mind Important?

My quote about peace of mind is this one: "We all have faults, and our goal is to rise above those fault lines to build life on calm unshakable foundations."

Below I’ve provided nine more quotes from different sources which may be useful when thinking about finding your peace. As a minister, I’ve found occasion to share these quotations along with activities a person may wish to participate in. Nevertheless, obtaining peace of mind is not dependent on being with others or alone; it is always the individual’s property.

Essentially, being able to find a way to stabilize oneself psychologically contributes to better perspectives on life and avoidance of some of the pitfalls of living. However, in severe situations in which perceived, negative views are persistent and overwhelming, seek professional mental health services.

Nine Quotations About Finding Peace of Mind

  1. Peyton C. March: “There is a wonderful mythical law of nature that the three things we crave most in life—happiness, freedom, and peace of mind—are always attained by giving them to someone else.”
  2. Abdu’l-Baha: “If the soul remains in this station and moves along these paths it will be the recipient of this darkness; but if it becomes the recipient of the graces of the world of mind, its darkness will be transformed into light, its tyranny into justice,”
  3. Dalai Lama: “We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we first make peace with ourselves.”
  4. Dalai Lama: “Anger is the ultimate destroyer of peace of mind.”
  5. Ralph Waldo Emerson: “Nothing can bring you peace, but yourself.”
  6. Bible, Book of Romans 8:6: “For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.”
  7. Bible, Book of Hebrews 12:14: “Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord.”
  8. Gerald Jampolsky: “Peace of mind comes from not wanting to change others.”
  9. Georg C Lichtenberg: “Nothing is more conducive to peace of mind than not having any opinion at all.”
Having your special place to go during trouble times can help you find peace of mind.

Having your special place to go during trouble times can help you find peace of mind.

Peace vs. Stress

Reducing the amount of stress by finding a place or activity that promotes a peaceful state of mind can be conducive to a better quality of life. Continued stress has been associated with a possible increase in the onset of mental and physical conditions. These conditions include hypertension, heart disease, and/or depression, according to several studies.

Below are some activities which can be useful in finding peace of mind while at the same time helping overall health. After all, stress impacts all of us, and having the tools to address personal stress can be life-saving.

Since people are different in preferences, these are not all of the activities and events people may choose to participate in to reach a peaceful state of mind. For example, taking a walk with a close friend may assist in creating a peaceful state of awareness for some people.

These activities are not exclusive to each other. These are merely examples which may be useful for you. I’ve included my thoughts and some findings from various studies on these activities as well.

People may combine different types of activities, such as going outside to meditate, to find peace of mind.

People may combine different types of activities, such as going outside to meditate, to find peace of mind.

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Activities Which Can Promote a Peaceful State of Mind

  • Involvement in the Arts: Some people enjoy writing and/or reading to find peace. Still, some visit museums or go to the movies. One of my favorite activities is to go see plays put on by community theater groups in my area to brighten my perspective.
  • Outdoors: Nothing brings peace to me more than spending time on the ocean in a boat with loved ones. Some people may also want to plant a garden as an outdoor activity. Others may enjoy fishing, hiking, camping, etc.
  • Religion: Praying or meditating often helps people achieve peace of mind. Others may enjoy participating in congregational events to find peace. This may include listening to sermons or singing in a choir. These are some of my favorite activities to achieve a peaceful state.
  • Household Chores: Some people find performing household chores to contribute to their peaceful state of mind. This relates to the idea of having everyone and everything safe, which allows a person to find peace.
  • Work-Outs: Exercise is a great way to achieve a peaceful state of mind. Many athletes report “getting in a zone,” which means they are feeling their best while working out. Science has demonstrated endorphins are released by the brain during times when people are exercising, contributing to enhanced positive feelings. These exercises include swimming, running, and walking.
  • Playing a Musical Instrument or Learning Something New: Mastering and playing an instrument can promote peace of mind. In addition, learning a hobby may be beneficial for some. Playing the piano puts me in the best possible mood.
  • Visiting Friends: Visiting friends can be a calming event. You may take in a movie or watch some event over the internet together. One of my friends and I would often meet to sip tea and listen to popular audio books or pull up satirical videos on the internet to laugh about while we discussed our lives.
  • Spending Time With Family Members: Discussing various aspects of family life can be peaceful. This may include: recalling memorable occasions and planning future events. In essence, peace of mind can be achieved based on various factors which influence an individual’s sense of well-being, and having quotes available can be a catalyst to get there.
Many people find peace of mind in gardens.

Many people find peace of mind in gardens.

Further Reading

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.


Tim Truzy (author) from U.S.A. on May 08, 2020:

In stressful times we may not have access to some of the things we like to do because of restrictions. I’ve found we still can call loved ones and run errands for others. How we choose to deal with stress will help shape our perspectives on life. Thanks.

Tim Truzy (author) from U.S.A. on September 06, 2019:

Today, I had the pleasure of working in my yard. A neighbor was busy repairing his roof. He told me updating his home is one way he finds peace of mind. This is probably true for many people. I get the same peace from mowing the yard. Thanks for reading.

Tim Truzy (author) from U.S.A. on February 17, 2019:

Thank you very much, bhattuc,

I enjoyed writing this article because finding peace of mind is such an important subject in a world that is fast paced and demanding.

I appreciate your visit and comment.



Umesh Chandra Bhatt from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on February 15, 2019:

Very enjoyable and relaxing reading. Thanks.

Tim Truzy (author) from U.S.A. on January 21, 2019:

Hello, Sampson Family,

First, I'm pleased to see your comment and thank you for the follow. Also, I too recognize that playing music for others gives me joy like few activities. I relate to your experience - the older individuals in the nursing home seem to become energized, thanking me for giving some of my time to perform songs for them.

I remember reading somewhere that a wise person once said: "Music is the ladder He gave us to help the soul ascend while Earthbound. I think that's true for the musician and the ones listening if coming straight from the heart, which it sounds like we who care try to accomplish.

I appreciate your comment and your time.

Much respect and admiration,

(Welcome to the community.)



The Sampsons from The Ozarks, Missouri on January 21, 2019:

I like this article.

Reading the many comments, I will throw in that I've also played piano in nursing homes. I remember one man who was completely bed bound. They would roll him into the community room to listen. I would go over and talk to him. He couldn't really talk back, but he would smile and nod so vigorously. That alone made it worthwhile,

Tim Truzy (author) from U.S.A. on December 01, 2018:

Thank you for your visit, Audrey.

I really enjoy playing piano for individuals at nursing homes as well. It's one of my favorite activities to do when time permits. I love covering the oldies, especially, Old Blue Eyes tunes. (Audrey, I can do a great imitation of Frank Sinatra, at least my wife says so, but she's probably biased. (lol).

I also love playing gospel music for the residents.

We virtually live in a forest with tall trees all around. Every day is beautiful around our home.

Great comment and I appreciate you giving your time to my article.

To a talented, respectful, and thoughtful writer,

May your day be blessed and peaceful,


Tim Truzy (author) from U.S.A. on December 01, 2018:

Hello, my thoughtful creative colleague from across the Great Pond,

Yes, I can relate to having panic attacks and having to take long moments to relax using my breathing. Perhaps, my biggest peace challenge right now is getting prepared to run a 10-k route with my friend who is an ex-marine over the holidays. She's really, really, tough - she runs barefoot.

Thanks for dropping by, Nell.

I hope to see more from you during this important season. But if not, I'll be praying for peace for you.

Much respect and admiration,


Audrey Hunt from Pahrump NV on November 25, 2018:

Hi Tim

I love your quote! I agree whole-heartedly. Your list of activities to help promote a peaceful mind is informative as well as essential. I'd like to share with you that as a professional pianist I find joy and peace each time I play for assisted living and nursing home facilities. I refuse any type of remuneration because I derive so much joy serving others with my music.

Walking in the forest (where I live) also brings me great peace of mind. Animals have the same effect on me.

Thank you immensely for this beautiful article. Peace be with you always!


Tim Truzy (author) from U.S.A. on November 24, 2018:

I must add that Carl Rogers was a psychologist, too. That I didn't mention in my last comment.

Tim Truzy (author) from U.S.A. on November 18, 2018:

Thanks, Eric,

The quote your mentioned is actually one I thought up after reading about the life and experience of the founder of the humanistic theory called Person Centered theory, Carl Rogers.

Rogers was a minister who really believed in our ability to find our way using our internal resources. His theory has influenced education, the medical field, and even correctional institutions. (Student centered, patient-centered, inmate-driven, etc.) These concepts all come from the humanistic approach Rogers established.

Yet, knowing you are still writing those great pieces, and Eric is online to exchange uplifting and thoughtful comments, helps my peace of mind, my friend.

Thanks for reading and commenting.

Much respect from the East Coast to a talented and kind writer,


Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on November 17, 2018:

Tim I struggle with peace of mind. Not circumstance caused. I seem to just be built this way. But all of the above help me center on peace. (maybe not so much my entire family of origin atheists ;-)

I think this thorn of restlessness helps me to remain humble and to seek out these fruits of our God given life.

Hey of all these great quotes yours were the best; "Nevertheless, obtaining peace of mind is not dependent on being with others or alone; it is always the individual’s property."

Thanks for several great lessons in one.

Tim Truzy (author) from U.S.A. on November 13, 2018:

Hi, Betty A F,

I appreciate your visit. You are right: cleaning the house does not bring me peace but when I'm done, I enjoy the feeling of accomplishment.

When I was young, one of my aunts used to sing while she cleaned her home. She would usually put on gospel music and sing praises while washing dishes, mopping the floor, or doing the laundry. She would say: "Well, I can focus on having a clean house here and a mansion without cleaning when I get to Heaven." She always laughed at that point. Now, I understand that she was combining her love of music with cleaning to get to a peaceful state.

Music is great that way.

To a talented, kind, and prolific positive writer,

May you have a peaceful day.



Tim Truzy (author) from U.S.A. on November 13, 2018:

Hi, Nell,

That's funny. I like to read and write as one of my "peace of mind" activities as well. That's until one of my three dogs decide that they have had enough. They climb into my chair and demand treats and attention. I'm conditioned to respond as they direct, smiling all the way.

Pets can bring a person peace, too.

In fact, on some Sundays, I go to a nursing home and play the piano for the residents. This particular nursing home has two therapy dogs which the people there cherish immensely. I believe these dogs know mine - they usually sit right beside me, listening and continuing their peaceful lives.

Your visit has brought me a peace of mind, Nell.

Much respect and admiration to a talented and creative soul.


Betty A F from Florida on November 13, 2018:

Very helpful article Tim,

A few years back I read that anything we do on a regular basis for 30, or more days, becomes a habit.

I love the different examples about ways to find peace of mind. The one that made me smile the most was, "Household chores" When I start cleaning, I don't finish until every corner of my house is cleaned. It occupies my mind for sure, but for me, I'm not sure it's the most peaceful time. :)

Music, for me works well. I don't take nearly enough time out to focus on ways to keep myself in a peaceful state of mind. I think I'll focus on that more often. "Practice makes perfect."

Thank you for an excellent read.

Nell Rose from England on November 13, 2018:

I always find the best place for me to find peace of mind is either writing, reading, and not being annoyed when someone interrupts me! lol! interesting stuff Tim :)

Tim Truzy (author) from U.S.A. on November 12, 2018:

Hello, Sean,

The feeling is mutual. Your work is always encouraging and uplifting, filled with positive messages which we need to keep hearing in our world.

To me, peace is a treasure which everyone can have if they search within. It requires work and patience, but it's worth the investment in time and effort.

Thanks for visiting my article and making a kind and thoughtful comment.

Good writers, such as yourself, keep me motivated to stay in a peaceful mindset.

Much respect and admiration to a thoughtful, kind, and compassionate author,


Your brother,


Tim Truzy (author) from U.S.A. on November 12, 2018:

Hello, Mary,

Thank you for your thoughtful and kind comment.

I remember something one of my martial arts teachers once told me years ago: "God gives us the body to handle restlessness and flawed decisions when we are young, and when we are older, we have the wisdom and peace with our lives not to make those mistakes because the body will not tolerate it."

Mary, from reading your articles, you are a sound thinker who delivers helpful information to your readers. I'm glad you have been able to share so much with the HP community and the world through your talent. I relate to what you are saying about the early and middle twenties, but I'm glad you were able to find peace of mind. We are fortunate because of it.

Much respect and admiration from me to a creative, talented, and respectful soul,


Ioannis Arvanitis from Greece, Almyros on November 11, 2018:

My dear brother Tim, you have prepared one more great gift for all of us! I think that knowing people like you, is essential for my peace of mind.

My Love embraces you all times!


Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on November 11, 2018:

When I was 27, my life became turbulent inside as I was trying to understand the direction my life was taking. Now, in my late 60s, I can say I have attained peace of mind. I can now enjoy life. Somehow, age and experience have done this for me.

Tim Truzy (author) from U.S.A. on November 11, 2018:

Thank you, Ms. Dora,

I really enjoyed writing this article, taking a cue from your well thought out and written works.

Ms. Dora, I once had a student who refused to use her cane when traveling. Although I repeatedly warned her it was dangerous, she continued to not use her cane.

I was interested in adjusting the way she thought about her visual impairment, but not altering who she was, a strong willed soul who would accomplish much in life. Inevitably, she had a minor accident, running into a brick wall, and deciding using her cane was in her best interest.

The tips and quotes I provide will hopefully help people consider their circumstances and try to deal with issues in a more stable manner without running into walls, metaphorically or physically. Sometimes, people forget they have options which they can explore when they think about them thoroughly in a peaceful mindset. Ironically enough, my student grew up to become an orientation & mobility specialist, teaching others how to use their canes properly.

Thanks for your comment.

To a kind, thoughtful, and always inspiring writer,

May your day be peaceful, Ms. Dora.


Tim Truzy (author) from U.S.A. on November 11, 2018:

Hi, Flourish,

Thanks for your wonderful comment.

Today, you guys are bringing out stories from my counseling experience. I hope those who read this will find it pleasurable and encouraging.

I had a client who was addressing a substance abuse issue. I applied a cognitive behavioral approach with reality therapy for his rehabilitation plan. Essentially, after a few weeks, this young man comes to me and states: "Hey, Mr. Tim, instead of doing that thing I liked before, I started fishing, and joined a sewing group. My mother would be proud of the quilt I'm making."

He said to himself that he was the only one who could truly help himself deal with what he saw in combat, thanking me for my assistance. He liked to visualize how the quilt would look when it was finished and that kept him focused and remaining peaceful during tough times. He's a manager at a textile mill now, loving it.

Good advice, and great comment, Flourish.

Much respect always,


Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on November 11, 2018:

All these quotes are powerful, but number 8 is most interesting to me. It is the antidote for strife in relationships. Thanks for sharing.

FlourishAnyway from USA on November 10, 2018:

These are terrific quotes and tips for promoting inner calm. I really like the ones by the Dali Llama in particular.

In addition to writing, listenening to music, and being with family, I enjoy feeding the birds and squirrels in my yard, crocheting (which I can do with a cat in my lap and it doesn’t really require me looking at what I’m doing), cooking, volunteering, and petting my cats. These activities release stress and help me live in the moment.

On one of my articles I get a lot of questions from people who unfortunately are suicidal. I notice that often, their depression and/or anxiety has spun out of control. It’s unfortunate that they could not have mastered some of these more adaptive coping methods rather than arriving at this desperate point. Awareness of positive coping methods through articles such as yours is thereby particularly important.

Pam Morris from Atlanta Georgia on November 10, 2018:

Hello Tim. what an inspiring article. Peace of mind is of the essence. I found myself without peace of mind a couple of years ago, things got so bad that I made finding peace of mind my highest goal. I had to stop living life to please others but organize my life and eliminate sudden people from it. Now that I found peace, life is so much better, I'm happier and it feels good to be in control of my life. Thanks for sharing a comprehensive article.

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