At the beginning of this book, I asked you to think about how you would define a successful life.
Now, I hope you will see that whatever your definition of success is, it rests on a foundation of, or is perhaps entirely replaced by, Inner Peace.
By now you have a taste of the fun part of this transformation. It is that we can immediately eliminate the futile efforts that we’ve been accustomed to: all the worrying, being afraid, creating chaos, and wishing things were different. None of that ever worked, anyhow, but it was a huge energy drain. By giving that all up, you will feel jubilant and lighter instantly.
Accepting that we are already everything we need to be is the first step. We are: at our core, we are all Love, Peace and Joy. All of this is waiting inside of us, it’s a simple, but steady job to stay connected to it.
Realizing that it is human nature to forget that or to block it is the second step.
Deciding that you can tune in to your own state of inner peace, and take the responsibility to maintain it is the third step.
To get there, we must be committed to becoming students of life: our bodies, our minds, and our spirits. We can learn from ancient principles, modern teachers, and from the stillness within. We must practice, practice, practice. Like we undertake our workout plan or regular cleaning projects, we have to keep coming back to build strength or flexibility, or tidy things up.
The reward is well worth the continual effort, when you realize that Inner Peace is always within your grasp. The subtle shift from always looking outward to instead looking gently inward is the key.
I hope you will agree that Tuning in to Inner Peace IS the Surprisingly Fun Way to Transform Your Life!
“Each one has to find his peace from within.
And peace to be real must be unaffected by outside circumstances.”
- Mahatma Gandhi