We are now in the Christmas season, so I think it’s a good time to talk about peace. My focus is on how we can live with inner peace.
There’s no question that it’s great to live with inner peace. You can have all the material things in the world, but if you don’t have inner peace, your life will be miserable. On the other hand, you might not be rich, but if you have inner peace, your life will be joyful. That’s why it’s important that we learn how to have a peaceful heart.
Here are three things you should do to live with inner peace:
1. Be at peace with yourself.
Before anything else, you must be at peace with yourself. Stop blaming yourself for the bad things that had happened in the past. Everyone makes mistakes, so you must forgive yourself and move on.
You must also accept yourself as you are. For instance, don’t wish that you have a different physical appearance or family background. God creates you in a unique way, so don’t compare yourself with others. You might not understand yet how everything works together, but you must have faith that it’s good.
2. Be at peace with others.
After you are at peace with yourself, you can then be at peace with others. For this, you must learn to forgive. It might be hard, but remember that nobody is perfect, including you. You yourself need forgiveness for your mistakes, so why not forgive others? By forgiving others, you release peace upon yourself and those around you.
3. Be content with what you have.
You can’t have inner peace if you constantly grumble about your situation. So learn to be content with what you have. Count your blessings and realize that there are many things you should be thankful for. Being with your loved ones, for instance, is a great blessing. Once you learn to be content, peace will enter your heart.
That’s it for today – I hope you enjoy your time this holiday season. Merry Christmas!
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