A shocking realization in the morning.
It’s surprisingly easy for me to fall into depression.
I had been depressed for many years. The whole experience was unpleasant because I was extremely unkind to myself. At that time, I didn’t know that I needed help. I ended up being suicidal as my mental and emotional states deteriorated.
What had saved me was my first taste of mental peace.
There were no snide comments, no judgments and no mean voices in my head. My mind was completely silent.
You wouldn’t believe how relieved I was. I finally felt like I could breathe again.
I remember I said to myself, “This is what inner peace must be like.”
I have never looked back since.
I made it my personal goal to be at peace and to experience inner peace every day.
I woke up in the morning and the first thing that I did was choosing inner peace. I did this for days, months and years until being at peace became my default.
Along the way, I learned that our mind can either be a powerful ally or our greatest enemy.
What I have observed with me is when I don’t manage my negative thoughts, negative emotions tend to run rampant which cause anger, upsets, sadness, depression, hopelessness, etc.
I don’t deny there are times when I forgot to manage my thoughts and that’s when it’s easy for me to become depressed.
Fortunately for me, I know how to get myself out of depression. No medicine required. Instead, I go within and check-in with myself.
I ask myself, what thoughts are running in my head?
Almost all the time, they are negative thoughts either about myself, other people, situations, circumstances, you name it.
It’s mentally and emotionally painful for me to be in any negative state. I’d rather experience inner peace than negativity.
Once I choose to be at peace, I bring all my focus on inner peace. As I do, negative emotions leave my body and negative thoughts no longer trigger me.
I find this is a powerful way to deal with negative thoughts and emotions. I have been using this method to successfully get myself out of the inner negativity that I have experienced.
I don’t deny, ignore or suppress any negative thoughts that I have. I also don’t feed them and I don’t give my energy to them. Instead, I acknowledge them and I shift my focus to inner peace.
Choosing to be at peace isn’t easy especially when we have invested in having drama in our life. It can be easy when we are committed to having inner peace every second in our daily life.
Being at peace isn’t just for the monks. It’s not reserve for the few. It’s available for everyone.
Anyone can be at peace if they choose to.
The question is, do you choose it?
If you are ready to have mental peace and experience inner peace, I invite you to work with me. Details can be found here.