THE BENEFITS OF PEACE OF MIND & TRANQUILITY
Peace of mind is often associated with yogis, hermit, or monks sitting alone in a far off place, in an ashram, cave or monastery praying or meditating all day long.
The truth is that peace of mind can be attained and enjoyed even while leading a normal, ordinary life with a job and family.
Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia says:
"Inner peace (or peace of mind) is a colloquialism that refers to you being mentally or spiritually at peace, with enough knowledge and understanding to keep oneself strong in the face of discord or stress.
Being "at peace" is considered by many to be healthy and the opposite of being stressed and anxious.
Wordweb online defines this term as:
"The absence of mental stress or anxiety"
This shows the importance of peace of mind for preventing stress and anxiety. it is actually the antidote for stress and anxiety.
Making the mind quiet and calm prevents anxieties, worries, stress and fears and awakens inner strength and confidence.
Peace of mind is an inner condition and is independent of external conditions and circumstances.
When you gain this skill, and it is a skill that can be learned, you remain calm and in control of yourself and your mind, even in the midst of problems and difficult situations.
IMAGINE HOW GREAT IT WOULD BE TO STAY CALM, FOCUSSED AND UNDISTURBED BY CIRCUMSTANCES AND PEOPLE!
Instead of getting anxious and fearful, instead of thinking negative thoughts and expecting the worst, instead of getting tense, unsatisfied and unhappy, you can choose to stay emotionally and mentally poised and unshaken. You can experience inner peace and happiness as well as inner strength and confidence.
Peace of mind which is inner peace, offers countless benefits:
-Better concentration ability
-Efficiency in handling your daily affairs of life
-A sense of inner strength & power
-More patience, tolerance and tact
-Freedom from stress, anxieties and worries
-A sense of inner happiness & bliss
-Falling asleep easily & sleeping soundly
When your mind is at peace you are not affected by what people think or say about you and there is no restless thinking. You are not swayed by events or difficulties and maintain a state of inner poise and clear judgement in all situations.
Source: The Benefits of Peace Mind & Tranquility by Remez Sasson