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Ways for You to Get a Calm Life

By on September 19, 2015
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There are many way, but the most important thing is that you have to stop. Stop and make time for it. Whatever technique it is.

It can not be something that takes you away from yourself. It must be something that brings you to awareness of you and your present moment and the peace of that moment.

Listen.

It is there.

Inside of yourself is peace.

Namaste

Alexa

by  Jacqueline Stone (TinyBuddha.com)  

“I vow to let go of all worries and anxiety in order to be light and free.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh

This particular week, I flunked. I’d be lucky if you gave me a D grade in assessing my calmness.

Generally, nobody can question my commitment to leading a life of less stress. I try hard. I try very hard.

You might even be impressed with my healthy diet, my abundance of sleep, and my regular exercise. You couldn’t fault the careful thought and planning that go into my days and weeks. Hell, I can even claim meditation, mindfulness, and self-awareness as long-time, well-practiced skills.

But some weeks you take your eye off the ball, don’t you.

And I can’t blame any common stressors that predictably make life tougher: no illness or injury, no family or relationship conflict, no extra pressure at work or excessive financial strain.

That particular week I failed because I didn’t stop. I didn’t let go. Too much rushing, too much on my mind, too much scheduled.

And of course I was on edge, with that irksome and uneasy agitation that plagues you when stress gets the better of you.

It feels unshakeable, lurks about robbing you of simple pleasures, sapping any joy from your day. Left unchecked it will escalate. We all know that stress may pass with little consequence, but let it go and go, and it mutates, into depression, anxiety, or destructive behaviors, ruining work, relationships or your health.

Despite working hard over the years to build my repertoire of tricks and techniques to restore calm, on this occasion it was more luck than effort that turned things around for me.

The surprising antidote arrived on the Saturday afternoon.

Unplanned, Unexpected Calm (and How It Happens)

Click Here to read on about some of Jacqueline’s ways of letting go and finding her peace.

Don’t forget prayer works also.  Also check out my post on Scars and Wounds that talks about letting them go. It works for forgiveness as well.

If you have ways to add calmness to your life. Please share them in the comments below.

We want this to be a community where we help each other. Join me. Namaste

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