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Peace of mind

Peace of mind

What is peace of mind? How do you achieve peace of mind in life?

Peace of mind is the absence of worry, stress, and anxiety. When your mind is tranquil and serene, then you are in control of your thoughts and emotions. In short, peace of mind or what some call inner peace is achieved when you are in harmony with everything else in life.

To achieve peace of mind, you have to be able to overcome excessive worry and anxiety from your daily life. The question is how do you overcome anxiety and worry? There are many different ways, but it all start with awareness of how you look at situations in your life.

If you are not aware of what thoughts you tend to have in your mind, then thoughts will end up controlling you like the majority of people. Research shows that over 80% of the average person thoughts are negative, which is why many people don’t experience peace of mind and inner peace at a regular basis.

When you have peace of mind, you are in control of your mental thoughts and emotions. With constant practice, you can achieve peace of mind and tranquility as having inner peace is a skill that can be learned. The more you practice having inner peace, the more you achieve peace of mind.

One of the main reasons that made me study and do an extensive research on how to achieve peace of mind is due to the fact that little and petty things used to upset me and create anxiety and stress in my life.

During my extensive research and study,  there are many methods that have helped me have peace of mind, but one of the methods is controlling my attitude to what happens and interpreting situations in a positive way. When I encounter a negative situation, I would shift how I look at it from negative to positive as mentioned in my book “How to overcome worry and have peace of mind.”

I admit, at first it was challenging and was very difficult, but the more I practiced, the easier it got. In other words, it has became a positive habit into my life and it can become one of your positive habits too if you practice. 😉

Benefits of having peace of mind

  • Increased happiness
  • Increased focus
  • Increased relaxation
  • Better relationships
  • Better health
  • Better control of your emotions
  • It helps you manage worry, stress and anxiety

Achieving peace of mind

Besides the method that I discussed above “controlling your attitude” to what happens, there are many different methods that you can learn and apply to your life to achieve peace of mind like living in the present, facing your fears, meditation, creative visualization, praying among other ways. In the coming articles, I will discuss in detail other various ways to help you achieve peace of mind and inner peace.

Before I end this post, I will leave you with the following quote on peace of mind, “Peacefulness is an inner sense of calm – it comes from becoming still – in order to reflect and meditate on our inner wisdom and receive answers. A peaceful heart is one that is free from worry and trouble. It’s becoming quiet so we can look at things quietly so we can more clearly understand them and thus come up with creative solutions. It is learning to live in the present.”

Have you ever wondered why some people are happy and have peace of mind while others keep worrying?  Why do some people’s life filled with worry while others filled with happiness and peace of mind?  My e-book How to have peace of mind answers those questions and teaches you the scientific ways to control and overcome worry and have peace of mind.

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27 Comments

  1. Dia,

    You continue to amaze me at your wisdom. having peace of mind will give you many benefits that a person without wouldn’t have. It’s hard to always have peace of mind, but with the great tips and practice it’s all very possible. When I’m doing what i love most that’s when I’m in peace. Doing what makes you happy has a strong impact on how peaceful you are. I always try to stay as peaceful ass possible, because people like to be around a peaceful person. No one wants to be around a person who isn’t in control of their emotions.

    Keep up the good work!

    God bless,
    William Veasley
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    • Dia says:

      Hi William,

      Thanks for your kind words my friend. Yea peace of mind can be achieved with constant practice. One of the best methods that I use that gives me peace of mind is meditation. One I meditate, my thoughts are calm. When my thoughts are calm, I tend to have peace of mind. It is such a great feeling. Thanks William
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  2. Having peace of mind helps us to be satisfied with what we currently have and find happiness in what we have achieved. One thing that makes us lose that peace of mind is today’s society that demands more and more productive work and we finally end up straining ourselves. There was nothing that we would be losing if we would have rejected that work but something compelled us to go forward. Once we know what that something it and cage it , we will be left with absolute peace of mind.
    – Ranjith
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    • Dia says:

      Hi Ranjith,

      Yea being satisfied with what we have helps us to have peace of mind since we are thankful for what we have. Worry and anxiety will be experienced less by us when we are satisfied and content. Thanks Ranjith
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  3. Dia,

    Peace of mind provides focus and a keen awareness of the world around us; it can center us and help us to see the positive.

    Thanks for sharing your wisdom with us.

    Alex

    • Dia says:

      Hi Alex,

      For sure peace of mind helps us to see the positive around us and enjoy it. It makes our mind serene and tranquile. What a great feeling my friend. Thanks Alex
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  4. Jk Allen says:

    Hey Dia – I’ve often said that I can’t really explain what it feels like to have peace of mind. It’s just like a comfort that puts me in a place without worry, or uncertainty. With a peace of mind, I never get that uncomfortable stomach ache, or second guess myself.

    It truly is a great place to be. A place where I am most often, but nearly enough.
    Thank you for the tips and complete understanding of the benefits of Peace of Mind.

    Have a great week Dia!
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    • Dia says:

      Hi JK,

      Exactly my friend, peace of mind provides us with tranquility free from worry and anxiety. When our thoughts are calm, we tend to have peace of mind. Whenever I have peace of mind, my focus and concentration increase and really makes all the difference in one’s life. Thanks JK
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  5. Frank says:

    Dia,

    I never really understood the beneifits of being mindful of my thoughts until I put the practice in place. By doing so I was able to control my mood and therefore find that place where I could have peace of mind. Thanks!
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    • Dia says:

      Hi Frank,

      Practice is necessary for sure. The more we practice to have and acquire a serene mind, the better we become at it. A peaceful mind can be achieved through many different methods like meditation, praying, living in the present etc… The more we practice these methods, the more we will experience inner peace. Thanks my friend
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  6. Adrienne says:

    Hey Dia,

    Wow, peace of mind is something that’s taken me quite awhile to accomplish. I think that once you totally understand that certain things are just out of your control and you surrender, a calmness just comes over you. No more worries, no more anxiety, no more second guessing. What a great feeling. It’s such a wonderful place to be.

    Thanks for these tips, you really did a great job.

    Adrienne
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    • Dia says:

      Hi Adrienne,

      Glad that you are able to experience peace of mind. When we let go of the worry and anxiety, the more peace of mind will be ours. It takes time to have inner peace, but it worth the effort. Thanks Adrienne
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  7. Hi Dia,

    Wonderful and you are right, piece of mind is living without worries, stress and anxiety. Got love that kind of a life.

    You ask, “Have you ever wondered why some people are happy and have peace of mind while others keep worrying?” For me it was when I realize that I had no control, so I stopped fighting the fear and just let go. I realize that the sun was going to come up in the morning and a new day always meant a new start.

    It is wonderful to live life in the moment, without all the outside worries and stress we have put ourselves through.
    Everyone needs to read, “How to Have Piece of Mind.” It is like starting a new life.
    Thanks again Dia for writing about this topic.
    Debbie

    • Dia says:

      Hi Debbie,

      Living in the present is a great way to achieve peace of mind my friend. When we let go of the negative aspects that we have experienced in the past, our minds become clearer and we are able to experience inner peace. Thanks Debbie
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  8. Evelyn says:

    Hi Dia,

    Sometimes I have wondered how some people are happy and seem to have not a care in the world, but nowadays, I don’t think about it too much. I try to maintain a peaceful balance, but sometimes it is hard for me not to worry about certain things.

    Thank you for your words of wisdom. I’ll do my best to put the situation that I have no control over in the hands of someone greater than myself. I know through Him, I will get the peace that I seek in that situation.

    Take care!

    Evelyn
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    • Dia says:

      Hi Evelyn,

      We all experience moments of worry and anxiety. The key is to not let them cripple us and affect our health and well being. Trusting God to help us and to depend entirely on God is the best method in my opinion. I find it when we depend and trust God, he helps us all the time. Thanks Evelyn
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  9. I know exactly what works for me, and how to achieve peace of mind. Praying. The interesting part is that often, although I know it works, I don’t do it as much as I should. Call it laziness, or whatever you might, but often I notice that if I don’t start the day with a prayer and meditation – things will not go right.
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    • Dia says:

      Hi Christian,

      Praying is the best method to achieve peace of mind, there is not doubt about it. Whenever we pray and ask God to help us, our worries will lessen and inner peace will be ours. The key is to pray constantly. Meditation also is one of my favorite methods as well. Thanks Christian
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  10. Rob says:

    Hey Dia,

    Re: ‘but one of the methods is controlling my attitude to what happens and interpreting situations in a positive way’.
    This is spot on as we all face similar situations. How we react to them is different. I am big on over preparing for things. Preparedness definitely will alleviate some of the stress and will help with that peace. Leaving early to get somewhere on time. Studying hard for that test, etc.
    Thanks for the insight.
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    • Dia says:

      Hi Rob,

      “preparing” for whatever task we want to accomplish sure helps us experience peace of mind more. Also, the way we react to situations is really crucial. After all, attitude plays a crucial part in achieving inner peace. Thanks Rob
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  11. Hi Dia,

    “Little and petty things used to upset me and create anxiety and stress in my life”. I was the same way and that is the same reason that I sought out ways to reduce stress in my life.

    Inner stillness is the best way to reduce stress but it can be hard when the mind is telling us all of the things that we have to do. I just need “chill-out” time once in a while.
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    • Dia says:

      Hi Justin,

      Yea it took me really many years to learn manage anxiety and worry. If I didn’t practice and if I gave up on the idea of achieving peace of mind, I would have been still in the same place with my worry. We can’t eliminate worry and anxiety 100%, but if we reduce to a minimum, then we are on the right path. Thanks Justin

  12. Ajen says:

    Hi Dia- while reading your post I thought of some of the reality shows that are on TV today. Outside of the first season of the apprentice, I remember watching three episodes of Real Housewives NY and having the thought that it must be hard to live in peace when there is societal pressure to be in conflict all the time. Your post is a great reminder that to live is peace is a choice of the individual and it is not made conditional by anyone or anything else.

    One can choose to live in peace, if one is willing to let go of the ego.
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  13. Dia, it’s amazing what can happen when we come to peace with who we are, what we’re capable of, and just how the world works. I think often our stress and anxiety is directly related to how we view the world. Do we view people as generally good? Do we think of God as good? All of these impact our worry level and our peace of mind!
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  14. ayo says:

    hello dia
    how are you?
    there’s so much going on in the world today(job cuts, strikes, recession…) and living in the present, facing our fears, taking one day a step at a time is the way to go.
    you listed the benefits of having peace of mind and i acknowledge that at times it can be tough but we need to recognise it is in our own interest.
    we must constantly work at it because it helps us keep our thoughts and actions under control
    i look forward to reading further articles which expand on ways to achieve peace of mind.
    take care of yourself and enjoy the rest of the day
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  15. Nancy Boyd says:

    Hello Dia,

    The still point one achieves by deliberately working with the mind is a place of deep power, although it feels like you’re not “doing” anything. The “being” takes over, and puts you in connection with the vast field of unmanifest potential, where everything is possible.

    Of course you would have peace of mind in such a place!

    Also, in this very moment, all is well. Everything is fine. That is easy to see and experience. All the more reason to stay present to the now :-)

    Great post! Thanks so much.
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  16. Hi Dia,

    I just can’t help myself. I have to throw a spoiler into the mix.

    “Let him who desires peace prepare for war”.

    Vegetius