6 Thoughts that Will Bring You Inner Peace
Happiness, contentment, being able to appreciate the small moments in life: these are things we experience only when we have found a way to feel good about who we are. That kind of inner peace is important to every aspect of our lives, from finding love to fulfilling our dreams.
We routinely feel this way when we indulge ourselves with essential oils. Those are the moments when we start thinking philosophically. But people wiser than us have found better ways to express these thoughts. Here are six quotes that stick with us:
“Nobody can hurt me without my permission.”
― Mahatma Gandhi
The simplicity of Gandhi’s message does not diminish its power. Consider what he is saying here: you are more powerful than you realize, you are in control of how you feel, and only those who you let in can have an impact on you. This is a powerful idea to consider.
“Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.”
― Gautama Buddha
We don’t find joy in external things. Instead, we find it in the way we internalize things. In other words, it’s not the sunset's vivid orange hues playing off the water of the ocean that swells our heart, it’s what we take from that image that fills us with contentment. That is something that comes from inside us. True happiness does not come from material possessions, it begins inside you.
“We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.”
― Dalai Lama XIV
None of us are without turmoil. In even the most peaceful life, it’s impossible to avoid it altogether. How the ups and downs of life affect us, however, depends on how well we’ve managed to accept who we are. All your power stems from it. Your confidence, creativity, and ability to take life’s lemons and make lemonade. All of this begins by being comfortable with who you are.
“The best fighter is never angry.”
― Lao Tzu
Taken from the Tao Te Ching, the meaning here is basic and universal: don’t let your emotions take charge. Being a strong, assertive person often means understanding your own strength rather than letting it use you.
“We don't realize that, somewhere within us all, there does exist a supreme self who is eternally at peace.”
― Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love
We all know we have this person inside us. The hard part is finding them. Maybe it will take some meditation. Maybe you might want to enjoy some aromatherapy using Shaman Essential Oils. No matter what’s happening in your life, somewhere inside you is the person you long to be: At peace. Calm. And open to all the world’s possibilities.
“Nothing external to you has any power over you.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson
It's easy to talk about being comfortable with who you are, but the world doesn’t often make that easy. That's okay. YOU are in control. The world can ask what it wants of you, but far more vital is what YOU want from the world.
Get outside, breath the open air, dance. Embrace who you are and everything that follows becomes better as a result.