How To Maintain Inner Peace
One of the principles of the Hawaiian philosophy Ho’oponopono states: “Take care of the exterior as well as the interior, because everything is one“. This idea of unity is fundamental to understand how dissociative disorders work and to nourish our inner peace.
One of the pioneers of integrative medicine is Dr. Deepak Chopra. This internist and endocrinologist, specialized in metabolism, devised various controversial theories. Even so, the truth is that his ideas are an interesting starting point when it comes to inner peace.
“The greatest mystery of existence is existence itself.”
Ideas to maintain inner peace
Maintaining inner peace is a shared goal. To achieve this, many seek inspiration in Eastern philosophy. Some seek professional help, while the more traditional value system of our society seems to demand a revolution or at least a different path than the one that relational and technological dynamics seem to take us.
When we talk about the old value system, we refer to the one that focuses on extreme competition, excessive consumerism, and professional success at any price. It’s still predominant but, according to Chopra, more people are seeking another way to find peace.
For this doctor, once you reach inner peace, you’re there to stay. But achieving this personal tranquility requires a long introspective journey. So, if you’re willing to look inside yourself, these are the lessons, goals, or challenges proposed by Dr. Chopra to try to get to know yourself a little bit better and feel the sense of conciliation between what we were, are, and want to be.
Find peace within yourself
The first step is to seek and find the peace within us. Dr. Chopra tells us that meditation can help us do this. This way, we’ll be able to look inside ourselves and transcend superficial mental activity.
For Chopra, this search involves transcending usual thinking to reach the deepest part of our mind, where the region of peace is located. There’s silence there, as well as tranquility.
Go back to the place of peace
Now, the next step is to go back to the place where we feel truly at peace. But this way back is not physical, it’s mental. So, whenever we live stressful situations that make us uneasy and spawn negative emotions, we must go back to this mental space in which we find inner peace.
Automating the return to this “refuge” will make it so that it takes us less time to reach it when we need it. This way, we won’t get lost on the road as much. Also, we’ll be closer to getting rid of anger, resentment, and insecurities.
No more violence, in any of its forms
Therefore, once we know our place of peace and can go back to it whenever we want, it’ll be easier for us to free ourselves from violence. This stage is essential to help us handle our impulses and to master the energy that emanates from our own emotions.
According to Chopra, the result will be an intelligent management of anger, envy, and resentment. Only then will we achieve liberation, thus displacing our ego and insecurities.
In this step, it’s important to let go of negative emotions and reach our true selves. Here, in the peace zones, we’ll lay the foundation for a more solid balance while we meditate. After a while, we’ll realize that this balance is real. This means that it’ll simply become our being, or in other words, ourselves.
Experience more peace every day
At this point, it’s necessary to experience more peace on a daily basis. This means that we’ll let ourselves be guided by that silent voice that comes from the balance we achieved. This conscience has let go of violence and restlessness and is based on a greater control of what happens inside us.
This is Deepak Chopra’s proposed method for finding and maintaining inner peace. According to him, if we all follow these guidelines, we could end centuries of war and rivalry. Do you think he’s right?
“All of us are able to go beyond our material attachments.”