Have you ever been to the ocean and just gazed at the beautiful, majestic open sea? You find yourself dropping your shoulders, overcome by utter relaxation and letting out a smile. That feeling is inner peace. It’s a synchronized sense of calm both in the body and mind. It’s when you can feel fully rested and completely free from inner turmoil.
Living in a fast-paced society where stress is at an all-time high, it’s almost as if the deepest parts of our souls are in a constant state of thirst for a chance to slow down and rest easy. To help you recognize when you’ve finally achieved inner peace, check to see if these 6 simple signs have manifested in your life.
1. You’ve stopped judging yourself and others.
You feel at peace with yourself and others right where you are. You no longer judge anyone as you’ve learned to trust that each person is on their own path. Now, you simply allow people to be without expectations or judgment.
2. Your thought life has calmed considerably.
Maybe you were used to your thought life making you a bit crazy at times. Or perhaps you constantly were inundated with stressful thoughts. Once you’ve reached inner peace though, you’ll find yourself with a clearer mind and thoughts that tend to be more positive.
3. You do not worry about things.
When you’ve reached inner peace, you no longer sit around and worrying about what you can and cannot control. Instead, you’ve come to accept that things are always in the process of falling into place.
4. Joy abides.
Inner peace simply feels good. It comes along with inner joy and a life that is lived in meaning. You feel more alive and free, able to enjoy moments as they come.
5. You live in love.
When you’re at peace inside, you tend to love yourself and others a whole lot more. You feel a sense of connectedness to humanity, which oftentimes prompts random acts of kindness. You also accept where you are on your journey and let others know that you love and accept them.
6. You crave natural beauty.
Many people who have achieved inner peace tend to crave the beauty of nature. Heading outdoors to appreciate the beauty gifted to us by the universe has become a habit.
As you search for inner peace in your daily life, whether it’s through religious faith or a lifestyle of mindfulness and meditation, know that there’s no hard-set way you must go. Various philosophies and practices have helped many others and, once you find the path that feels right, you will find the satisfaction you’ve always craved.