When I saw this doodle by @thedoodledesk, I recalled this tweet by Syed Balkhi which I was sometime back:
Happiness is the new rich.
Inner peace is the new success.
Health is the new wealth.
Kindness is the new cool.
Inner peace is the opposite of being stressed or anxious. You get inner peace by gaining perspective. Let me give you an example.
If you were involved in a car accident and didn’t make it out alive, how long would it take your employer to replace you? Would they be emotional about it?
They’d hire a new employee to sit in your office chair in no time at all. So why do you give more than 50% of your life to an employer and take the whole relationship seriously? They don’t care. They don’t lack empathy and they’re not unkind. It’s just that your employer has perspective on your role in their company and the value of your life.
Once you have perspective on what matters, your life changes.
Inner peace (or peace of mind) refers to a state of being mentally and 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 or anxious.Wikipedia
Things are not rosy all the time. We have moments that are good and not so good. Something bad happens and you’re happy about it. Why? You expect bad things to happen. Bad things are part of life. People make mistakes. Cars fly off the road and into yours. People say things they don’t mean without thinking beforehand.
Jay Shetty is a former monk. He is one of the most famous personalities on the internet. The success of Jay Shetty is the result of all the years of inner peace he learned as a monk. I’m not joking when I say monks and teachers are the next generation of successful people.
Success used to be get more.
Success is now have less to get more inner peace.
When you take away stress and anxiety from life, your mind has room to breathe. You can see things other people can’t see. You can reflect on your life and join the dots of your future in an entirely different way. Success is simply living your life the way you were supposed to: in peace.
It also took me a while to make peace with myself and enjoy my own company. I understood that in life you have to be selfish and think about your own happiness rather than chasing people’s validation.
Nothing can really affect me cause all it counts for now and on it’s Me. The inner peace of knowing you have enough and are enough, is a thought worth thinking deeply about.