Calmness in Choas
How to find inner peace when things go wrong
Inner peace comes when a person really understands the absolute truth and that is physical life is temporary. This may not be the easiest thing to swallow but it is a fact that has been proven time and time again. There is an eternal side that is permanent and that is the only part of us that can find true peace. The mind is disturbed by all the chaos that it intakes on a conscious and subconscious level and it is a challenge to put the mind to rest. Sages and mystics have went off to the mountains and woods to practice finding inner peace. If you are living with others, then you really have to be emotionally and mentally strong.
I have had many things not go my way, you know that old cosmic conspiracy. The only way to say this is a person cannot control everything our powers are limited. Internalizing that fact will help with humility and make it easier to have true calmness in the face of apparent calamity. I speak from experience, there have been some major events in my life that many people would really get angry over.
Here is one example from two months ago: One Thursday I checked my bank account and I had a good amount in the account. I went to work the next day and my debit card declined twice in the came day, both purchases were under five dollars. I knew something was wrong, I checked my account and I was negative six hundred dollars because some "nice person" found a way to steal all my money electronically.
I could remember sitting there thinking this happens to people on television or some movie. I was very calm, that cosmic conspiracy, another test trying to get me to blow my top. I know that I had a choice how I will react. There was no point in getting upset because I knew I was getting my money back. It was actually funny, I told my friends and family and they were more upset than I was about the situation.
I usually think if no one is getting physically hurt, starving or dying, it is not that serious. Material possession could be replaced. Money comes and goes. I know that there are thieves in the world and I never honestly thought I was above some stealing from me at some point in time. Having this way of thinking I usually stay calm and try to find the good out of the situation.
Guess what there was good from the situation. The people in the bank were so nice to me with making sure I got the money back. They expedited the service they provided me so I would not be late for my karate test, and they were willing to help sponsor one of my fundraising projects.
I am not saying it is easy I am saying practice seeing the truth, we have limited powers but we must always have hope for the best outcome.
I hope this meets you well.
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