Do you ever wonder if peace of mind is possible for you? Does the idea seem mystical, like a dream that can never be realized? For many, it sounds like a complicated matter, yet, when implemented its simplicity is revealed. If we release fear and let go of our selfcentered, egocentric worries, we can embark on a path to a strong, peaceful life.

Too often we allow the trials and tribulations of our everyday lives to interfere with our peace of mind. We allow depression, long-held insecurity, spiritual uncertainty, and fear to fester and interfere with what should be a natural process to finding peace. Although we come into the world as our true diving selves, we soon succumb to societal pressures. Those impressions, however, fleeting, play a pivotal role in stimulating your ego, leaving our most vulnerable parts of the ego to have to reconcile our financial stability, social status, and our vanity, how we see ourselves in relation to the world around us. When you allow these ideas to inhabit your mind, your thoughts, your life, your ego responds negatively, abolishing your true divine identity. For this reason, daily meditation is not only necessary to manifest a consistent peace of mind, it’s vital. Combining the practice of daily meditation with healthy food and exercise and promotes peace of mind.

The proper form of meditation is to sit in a lotus position or lie on your back with palms facing up. The act of being still, quiet, and attention to your breathing stimulate feelings of euphoria. Focusing on your breath brings awareness to the power of now.

Breathe is a symbol of the constant flow of life. It represents the here and now. Pausing to focus on your breathing brings divine thankfulness, a sense of serenity and peace overcoming the body and space. Recognizing this promotes awareness of a higher vibration. The positive energy derived from that vibration will soon reflect your aura.

Acquiring peace of mind is more than an ideology; it’s a necessary component of living a full, happy life and being in harmony with your true self. It is surrendering your spiritual self to bliss.

The practice is a way of healing from the toxicity of the world, the toxicity of emotion, the toxicity of whatever holds you back or weighs you down in life. It opens the mind to the possibility of what could be. It awakens your spirit and drives out impurities of the mind. It challenges the false beliefs the ego has embraced. In a more practical sense, it forces you to confront yourself. Within this confrontation, you face the reality that you are human just like everyone else. It confirms that everyone faces hardships, sadness, happiness, joy, and losses at some time in their lives. How you respond to those pressures manifests. Practicing daily meditation is the tool to keep the sense of being overwhelmed or the feeling that your world is in chaos at bay. In the words of the Emperor of Ethiopia, crowned King of Kings, His Imperial Majesty (H.I.M) Haile Selassie I, “It is important that spiritual advancement must keep pace with material advancement. When this comes to be realized, man’s journey towards higher and more lasting values will show more marked progress, while the evil in him recedes in the background.”

By Fabienne Claude