Having inner-peace is necessary to live a truly successful life. After all, what good are favorable circumstances or things, if we can’t enjoy them?
Baby steps toward greater peace and joy:
- Meditate at least once per day, even for five or ten minutes, using a proven technique, and (if possible) with the feeling of gratitude, or devotion in your heart.
- Practice feeling (or visualize/imagine the feeling of) kindness in your heart and allowing it to slowly fill you and then expand beyond your physical body to include others, as a blessing in meditation. Try this also when you are in a store or other public place each day.
- Listen to others with patience and see beyond their faults (as you would your own child or dear friend).
- Perform at least one specific, conscious, personally selected act of service to your fellow beings each day (without seeking any validation or recognition for the act).
- Smile! :-)