30 Days of Inspiration : Seek Peace

March is celebrated as Spiritual Wellness Month. It is a time to reflect on the values, ethics and morals that add value and give meaning to your life. Here at diGJamaica, we’re going on a quest for 30 days of inspiration: extracting the common principles from different religions and systems of belief that help their followers to find inner peace, purpose and direction. Each day for the month of March, we will be sharing another principle with you. Join us as we embark on this journey to spiritual wellness.

What we’ve covered so far:

  1. Breathe
  2. Pray/Meditate
  3. Forgive
  4. Exercise

Seek Peace

The Merriam Webster English Dictionary defines peace as “a state of tranquility or quiet; freedom from disquieting or oppressive thoughts or emotions; harmony in personal relations”. The Cambridge Dictionary describes it as “the state of not being uninterrupted or annoyed by worry, problems, noise or unwanted actions”. The Oxford Dictionary says peace is “the state of mental or emotional calm”. How wonderful this sounds, and how desirable!

We all want to get to a point in our lives where we experience more moments of peace than anything else. We would like to emulate our spiritual gurus, whom we imagine are in constant states of transience, calm and beauty. But then, there’s life and all its aggravations and imperfections. If we’re not careful, hard-won peace can be so easily lost. Here are some ways that you can actively seek and find peace in your life today:

  • Slow down – slow your pace and be fully present in each moment of your day.
  • Breathe – deep breathing is one of the most calming exercises you can do. Period.
  • Accept life for what it is – don’t lie to yourself, don’t judge yourself. Just accept.
  • Escape every now and then – get away from the hustle and bustle.
  • Do things you enjoy more often.
  • Declutter – get rid of things you no longer need and organise what you have.
  • Offload – share your feelings with someone you trust and enjoy.