9 Quotations About Finding Peace of Mind Plus More
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.
Do you struggle with finding peace of mind in your life?
Why Is Peace of Mind Important?
Below I’ve provided nine 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
- 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.”
- 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,”
- Dalai Lama: “We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we first make peace with ourselves.”
- Dalai Lama: “Anger is the ultimate destroyer of peace of mind.”
- Ralph Waldo Emerson: “Nothing can bring you peace, but yourself.”
- 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.”
- Bible, Book of Hebrews 12:14: “Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord.”
- Gerald Jampolsky: “Peace of mind comes from not wanting to change others.”
- Georg C Lichtenberg: “Nothing is more conducive to peace of mind than not having any opinion at all.”
Peace Versus 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 with creating a peaceful state of awareness for some people. These activities are not exclusive of 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.
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 achieve based on various factors which influence an individual’s sense of well-being, and having quotes available can be a catalyst to get there.
Which of these activities brings you peace of mind?
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- Dalai Lama - Wikipedia
- Peyton C. March - Wikipedia