7 Ways to Make Your Life More Peaceful
Everyone could use a little (or a lot) more peace in their lives. The good news is that peace can be found in simplicity - everything we need, we have. And with this, we already reached our first point:
- All that you need, you already have - If you keep striving for more all the time, you will never truly appreciate what you have. Enjoy the moment, be thankful for all that you have and know that you don’t need more.
- Meditate - I cannot express how much my life has improved since I started meditating every day. If you can sit still with yourself, look your thoughts in the eye and accept what you see, peace will follow.
- Admire nature - Even if just for 10 minutes, take time out of your day to walk in nature. Look at the trees, the sky, the flowers that grow our of the cracks of concrete and learn from them. Take your dog with you if you have one. We can learn a lot about peace from nature and our animal friends.
- Life isn’t serious - If you accept that life simply isn’t a serious thing, you will know peace. Nothing you do has more meaning than the other. Growing your fingernails and building a company have the same kind of value when it comes to the level of life. Just live your life, the way you want to. Just be. Read more»
This was Dirty Cat, a former ski bum cat who came into my life a mere month after I lost my two cats to an apartment fire. I didn’t want, and felt I wasn’t ready for, another cat, but she was about 11 years old, and wouldn’t have done well in an animal shelter.
So, I had her owner (who was moving and couldn’t take her) drop her off at my place. I still remember how Dirty Cat paused to take in the place, before making a bee line for my room. That night she jumped up on the bed to sleep by my head, where she slept every night for six years thereafter. Kidney failure required one final trip to the vet last June, but she will live with me forever.