10 principles for Peace of Mind...

10 principles for Peace of Mind..

1. Do Not Interfere In Others' Business Unless Asked.

Most of us create our own problems by interfering too often

in others' affairs. We do so because somehow we have

convinced ourselves that our way is the best way, our logic

is the perfect logic and those who do not conform to our

thinking must be criticized and steered to the right

direction, our direction. This thinking denies the existence

of individuality and consequently the existence of God.. God has created

each one of us in a unique way. No two human beings can

think or act in exactly the same way. All men or women act

the way they do because God within them prompts them that

way. Mind your own business and you will keep your peace.

2. Forgive And Forget:

This is the most powerful

aid to peace of mind. We often develop ill feelings inside

our heart for the person who insults us or harms us. We

nurture grievances. This in turn results in loss of sleep,

development of stomach ulcers, and high blood

pressure. This insult or injury was done once, but

nourishing of grievance goes on forever by constantly

remembering it. Get over this bad habit. Life is too short

to waste in such trifles. Forgive,20Forget, and march on.

Love flourishes in giving and forgiving.





3. Do Not Crave For Recognition:


This world is full of selfish people. They seldom praise

anybody without selfish motives. They may praise you today

because you are in power, but no sooner than you are

powerless, they will forget your achievement and will start

finding faults in you. Why do you wish to kill yourse lf in

striving for their recognition? Their recognition

is not worth the aggravation. Do your duties ethically and


4. Do Not Be Jealous:

We all have experienced how jealousy can disturb our peace

of mind. You know that you work harder than your colleagues

in the office, but sometimes they get promotions; you do

not. You started a business several years ago, but you are

not as successful as your neighbor whose business is only

one year old. There are several examples like these in

everyday life. Should you be jealous? No. Remember

everybody's life is shaped by his/her destiny, which has

now become his/her reality. If you are destined to be rich,

nothing in the world can stop you. If you are not so

destined, no one can help you either. Nothing will be gained

by blaming others for your misfortune. Jealousy will not get

you anywhere; it will only take away your peace of mind.







5. Change Yourself According To The Environment:

If you try to change the

environment single-handedly, the chances are you will

fail. Instead, change yourself to suit your environment. As

you do this, even the environment, which has been unfriendly

to you, will mysteriously change and seem congenial and




6. Endure What Cannot Be Cured:

This is the best way to turn a disadvantage into an

advantage. Every day we face numerous inconveniences,

ailments, irritations, and accidents that are beyond our

control. If we cannot control them or change them, we must

learn to put up with these things. We must learn to endure

them cheerfully. Believe in yourself and you will gain in

terms of patience, inner strength and will power.

7. Do Not Bite Off More Than You Can Chew:

This maxim needs to be remembered constantly. We often tend

to take more responsibilities than we are capable of

carrying out. This is done to satisfy our ego. Know your

limitations. . Why take on additional loads that may create

more worries? You cannot gain peace of mind by expanding

your external activities. Reduce your material engagements

and spend time in prayer, introspection and meditation. This

will reduce those thoughts in your mind that make

you restless. Uncluttered mind will produce greater peace of




8. Meditate Regularly:


Meditation calms the mind and gets

rid of disturbing thoughts. This is the highest state of

peace of mind. Try and experience it yourself. If you

meditate earnestly for half an hour everyday, your mind will

tend to become peaceful during the remaining twenty-three

and half-hours. Your mind will not be easily disturbed as it

was before. You would benefit by gradually increasing the

period of daily meditation. You may think

that this

will interfere with your daily work. On the contrary, this

will increase your efficiency and you will be able to

produce better results in less time.


9. Never Leave The Mind Vacant:

An empty mind is the devil's workshop. All evil actions

start in the vacant mind. Keep your mind occupied in

something positive, something worthwhile. Actively follow a

hobby. Do something that holds your interest. You must

decide what you value more: money or peace of mind. Your

hobby, like social work or religious work, may not always

earn you more money, but you will have a sense of

fulfillment and achievement. Even when you are resting

physically, occupy yourself in healthy reading or mental

chanting of God's name.







10. Do Not Procrastinate And Never Regret:

Do not waste time in protracted wondering " Should I

or shouldn't I?" Days, weeks, months, and years may

be wasted in that futile mental debating. You can never plan

enough because you

can never anticipate all future happenings. Value your

time and do the things that need to be done. It does not

matter if you fail the first time. You can learn from your

mistakes and succeed the next time. Sitting back and

worrying will lead to nothing. Learn from your mistakes, but

do not brood over the past. DO NOT REGRET. Whatever happened

was destined to happen only that way. Why cry over spilt milk?






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