Inner Peace Quotes
Without giving up hope - that there's something better to be, that that's someone better to be - we will never relax with where we are or who we are.
No happiness without gratitude; no peace without forgiveness; no transformation without self-accountability.
The more you need in order to be happy, the more miserable you'll be.
Be the witness of your thoughts. You are what observes, not what you observe.
Be a peacemaker in everyday life. Display peace in everything you do. Be peace. Live in peace.
Do not look for happiness outside yourself. The awakened seek happiness inside.
The more chaos there is on the outside, the more important it is to find stillness on the inside. It gives us the power to endure this storm and the power to transform it.
You cannot ask the darkness to leave; you must turn on the light.
Just slow down. Slow down your speech. Slow down your breathing. Slow down your walking. Slow down your eating. And let this slower, steadier pace perfume your mind. Just slow down.
There is nothing other than this present moment; there is no past, there is no future; there is nothing but this. So when we don't pay attention to each little this, we miss the whole thing.
Misfortune can be minimized, but never eliminated. Life is full of seemingly endless trouble, and then life ends. Peace must be found in the imperfect present.
Whether we're seeking inner peace or global peace or a combination of the two, the way to experience it is to build on the foundation of unconditional openness to all that arises.
Peace isn't an experience free of challenges, free of rough and smooth, it's an experience that's expansive enough to include all that arises without feeling threatened.
We are always in transition. If you can just relax with that, you'll have no problem.
Your attachments are the source of all your problems.
When the heart is at peace, for and against are forgotten.
Nothing goes right on the outside when nothing is going right on the inside.
Home is where you give up looking for something better.
Once you have accepted your flaws no one can use them against you.
A wise man never loses anything if he have himself.
Freedom from desire leads to inner peace.
Pray, hope and don't worry.
When in doubt, chill out.
Wisdom yields calmness.
Calmness yields happiness.
Stress is a choice. So is inner peace.
The real battle is within - always in the present moment.
Control what you can. Ignore the rest.
It's a nice feeling to just be.
Slow down, life is long.
Not everything requires a response.
Make your heart a zone of peace.
Be happy where you are.
Learn to sit back and observe, not everything needs a reaction.
Storms don't last forever.
No one can get inner peace by pouncing on it.
Wherever you go, there you are.
To enjoy the rainbow first enjoy the rain.
The more you can observe and understand yourself, your mind and your thoughts, the calmer you'll be.
Peace is your basic state of being. It exists prior to worrying thoughts and turbulent emotions. You can access this tranquillity anytime. It is always there in the background. To experience it, withdraw your attention from outward spectacle and rest in your inner stillness.
Be happy now. Feel good now. That's the only thing you have to do.
Remember the entrance to the sanctuary is inside you.
If a man can reduce his needs to zero, he is truly free: there is nothing that can be taken from him; nothing can hurt him.
Slow down. Calm down. Don't worry. Don't hurry. Trust the process.
Surrender to what is. Let go of what was. Have faith in what will be.
It takes a lot of courage to push through hard times. Never give up. Good things are coming your way.
Acquire inner peace and a multitude will find their salvation near you.
An arrow can only be shot by pulling it backward. So when life is dragging you back with difficulties, it means that it's going to launch you into something great. So just focus, and keep aiming.
If you only walk on sunny days you'll never reach your destination.
Don't let the silly little dramas of each day get you down. For you are here to do great things.
Do your best, and then let life do the rest.
For peace of mind, we need to resign as general manager of the universe.
He who laughs at himself never runs out of things to laugh at.
Anyone can steer the ship when the sea is calm.
Be patient and calm; no one can catch a fish with anger.
For fast-acting relief, try slowing down.
For slowing down, take a detour.
Worries are pointless. If there's a solution, there's no need to worry. If no solution exists, there's no point to worry.
Observe things as they are and don't pay attention to other people. There are some people just like mad dogs barking at everything that moves, even barking when the wind stirs among the grass and leaves.
Be like a duck. Remain calm on the surface and paddle like crazy underneath.
The only thing that belongs to us is the time.
The difficulty comes from our lack of confidence.
Inner peace is when you realize that, in the end, nothing matters.
Everything that upsets you has its source in an assumed identity. Your true self is eternally at peace.
Who is your master? Anyone who has control over things upon which you've set your heart, or over things which you seek to avoid.
The chief task in life is simply this: to identify and separate matters so that I can say clearly to myself which are externals not under my control, and which have to do with the choices I actually control.
Everything turns on your assumptions about it, and that's on you. You can pluck out the hasty judgment at will, and like steering a ship around the point, you will find calm seas, fair weather and a safe port.
Let us meet with bravery whatever may befall us. Let us never feel a shudder at the thought of being wounded or of being made a prisoner, or of poverty or persecution.
Inner peace doesn't come from getting what we want, but from remembering who we are.
When we are unable to find tranquility within ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere.
Reality is neutral. Our reactions reflect back and create our world. Judge, and feel separate and lonely. Anger, and lose peace of mind. Cling, and live in anxiety. Fantasize, and miss the present. Desire, and suffer until you have it. Heaven and hell are right here, right now.
If you ever want to have peace in your life, you have to move beyond good and evil.
The enemy of peace of mind is expectations drilled into you by society and other people.
Life is full of suffering. Yes. Why should it be otherwise? Embrace. Endure.
If you're invested in security and certainty, you are on the wrong planet.
No thought, no mind, no choice ” just being silent, rooted in yourself.
Few things are brought to a successful issue by impetuous desire, but most by calm and prudent forethought.
Peace and quiet makes room for real contemplation. Contemplation allows the truth to emerge. Facing the truth would force us to transform. This is why we detest peace and quiet. This is why we sacrifice every quiet moment to trivial distraction.
Praise others. It will bring them peace of mind. Do not expect others to praise you. It will bring you peace of mind.
Virtue alone affords everlasting and peace - giving joy.
Fools chase their own tails. The average man seek inner peace. The wise don't mind what happens.
How does it help... to make troubles heavier by bemoaning them?
Stick with the situation at hand, and ask, Why is this so unbearable? Why can't I endure it? You'll be embarrassed to answer.
Some things are in our control and others not. Things in our control are opinion, pursuit, desire, aversion, and, in a word, whatever are our own actions.
Peace of mind comes from knowing that this too shall pass and good progress comes from good habits.
Be selective with your battles. Sometimes peace is better than being right.
There is no pillow so soft as a clear conscience.
Enough is as good as a feast.
If there is light in the soul, there will be beauty in the person. If there is beauty in the person, there will be harmony in the house. If there is harmony in the house, there will be order in the nation. If there is order in the nation, there will be peace in the world.
We try to fix the outside so much, but our control of the outer world is limited, temporary, and often, illusory.
When you're in the weeds, all you can see is the process of doing the work. When you take a step back, you can see the purpose.
No one else 'makes us angry.' We make ourselves angry when we surrender control of our attitude.
The best entrepreneurs aren't frazzled; they're not tactic chasers. They're calm. They're systematic & they learn to say no.
Less busy, more focus. Less news, more art. Less complaint, more appreciation. Less noise, more peace. Less hate. More love.
When we are foolish, we want to conquer the world. When we are wise, we want to conquer ourselves.
I once asked a monk how he found peace. I say 'yes' he'd said. To all that happens, I say 'yes'.
Expectations end in frustrations. Hopes lead to despair. Desires result in disappointments. Blessed is the man who is free of illusions and in peace with reality.
Short-term thinking makes people desperate, ungenerous, impulsive. Long-term thinking makes people calm, gracious, controlled.
Be wary of those who gain a reputation of genius from calm seas.
Know, first, who you are, and then adorn yourself accordingly.
No man can have a peaceful life who thinks too much about lengthening it.
Slavery is when you don't realize your attachments. Inner freedom is when you become aware of them.
Expecting is the greatest impediment to living. In anticipation of tomorrow, it loses today.
You don't always need a plan. Sometimes you need to breathe, calm down, look around, and improvise. Creativity is the key of life.
You have to protect your peace. You weren't created to live worried, upset and on edge.
Life is about laughing and living in good and bad times. Getting through whatever comes our way and looking back with a smile.
I am in charge of how I feel and today I am choosing happiness.
All the elements for your happiness are already here. There is no need to run, strive, search, or struggle. Just Be.
Peace is every step. It turns the endless path to joy.
Learn only how to avoid seeking for and attaching yourselves to anything.
People of the deepest understanding look within, distracted by nothing.
A more worthy pursuit than wealth: Inner peace.
As soon as you become aware of your ego and are disgusted by it, you become stronger.
You will be attacked for doing the right thing. Do it anyway.
Sometimes amid all the chaos you have to calm yourself, go within, ask what's important, breathe.
On average, the deeper people's knowledge of a topic, the more calmly they talk about it.
Building mental strength won't make you win every time. But it'll give you peace of mind to know you can handle losing.
Mental strength and inner peace go hand in hand. Mentally strong people are confident that they can handle whatever life throws their way.
The greatest obstacle to living is expectancy... What are you looking at? To what goal are you straining? The whole future lies in uncertainty: live immediately.
Be content with what you have, rejoice in the way things are. When you realise there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.
True happiness is to understand our duties toward God and man; to enjoy the present without anxious dependence upon the future; not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears, but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is abundantly sufficient.
Don't set your mind on things you don't possess as if they were yours, but count the blessings you actually possess and think how much you would desire them if they weren't already yours.
Happiness and freedom begin with a clear understanding of one principle. Some things are within your control. And some things are not.
The price of self-knowledge and calm is hardship and suffering. This produces the kind of freedom that money cannot buy, power cannot touch and fame has nothing to do with.
Your mistakes are part of your story. Imagine how boring life would be without them.
20 years of anxiety and panic attacks were a huge blessing for me, without it I wouldn't appreciate the peace of mind I have now.
We need to reclaim our power and realize that we're in charge of our time, our happiness, and our inner peace.
Happy is he who owes nothing.
When you can maintain peace and joy within you despite any situation on the outside, you have become the master of everything.
You will continue to suffer if you have an emotional reaction to everything that is said to you. True power is sitting back and observing everything with logic; true power is restraint. If words control you that means everyone else can control you; breathe and allow things to pass.
Remember in life that your duties are the sum of individual acts. Pay attention to each of these as you do your duty... just methodically complete your task.
When you stay calm in the midst of the storm, you will feel a peace that passes all understanding.
Learn to relax. Your body is precious, as it houses your mind and spirit. Inner peace begins with a relaxed body.
The silver lining is that we grow the most during periods of suffering. This is the time to try new techniques for finding inner peace and cultivating the one that works best for you.
Calm in quietude is not real calm. When you can be calm in the midst of activity, this is the true state of nature.
Usually we think that brave people have no fear. The truth is that they are intimate with fear.
Whoever is in a hurry shows that the thing he is about is too big for him.
Remind yourself that you don't have to do what everyone else is doing.
Don't tie yourself to small mindedness, it will steal your well-being.
He that does good to another does good also to himself.
This is what my soul is telling me, be peaceful and love everyone.
Love and peace should be our highest aspirations.
Inner peace begins the moment you choose not to allow another person or event to control your emotions.
Peace comes from letting go. Letting go comes from understanding. Understanding comes from loving.
Forgiveness is the key to inner peace because it is the mental technique by which our thoughts are transformed from fear to love.
Sometimes all you have to do is be quiet and listen, stay present and calm amid the storms, be the energy of love rather than trying to corral it.
Because we are all one when we forgive others we forgive ourselves, which is the first step in the healing process.
People who let go of grudges understand the value of inner peace. There's no reason to be bitter or angry when you can just move on and be happy.
Learning to ignore certain people is one of the great paths to inner peace. Life gets easier when you delete those who make it difficult.
Forgive them, even when they are not sorry.
Are you willing to take on the role of a peacemaker? Are you willing to be the first one to say, I'm sorry?
Life's just too short not to forgive. A clean heart brings priceless fortunes.
Never to wrong others takes one a long way towards peace of mind... A guilty person sometimes has the luck to escape detection, but never to feel sure of it.
If you don't have enough peace and understanding and loving-kindness within yourself, your actions will not truly be for peace.
Forgive the people that did you wrong. They hurt you once; don't let them continue to hurt you. They can't stop your destiny unless you allow them to. You're not forgiving for their sake; you're forgiving for your sake.
If you really want peace on earth, create peace in your heart, in your being. That is the right place to begin with and then spread.
Reason lost the battle, and all I could do was surrender and accept I was in love.
Anyone who has lost something they thought was theirs forever finally comes to realise that nothing really belongs to them.
If you're brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.
He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.
Let us train our minds to desire what the situation demands.
A weak mind is busy and craves security. A strong mind is calm and optimist. A wise mind is silent and craves nothing.
If you correct your mind, the rest of your life will fall into place.
Your calm mind is your ultimate weapon against your challenges. So relax.
Your thoughts are not the real you. Learn to identify, then control your negative thoughts.
Remember happiness doesn't depend upon who you are or what you have; it depends solely on what you think.
Run your brain in debug mode and realize that thinking raises anxiety and lowers happiness.
Meditation is not a way of making your mind quiet. It is a way of entering into the quiet that is already there - buried under the 50,000 thoughts the average person thinks every day.
Leave your front and back door open. Allow your thoughts to come and go. Just don't serve them tea.
To quieten the mind is no trivial matter. A quiet mind means less worry because mind is the generator of worry. Your external circumstances might be perfect yet you will not attain peace until you silence your mind. Mind is the cause of worry, not external circumstances.
The ignorant eschew phenomena but not thought; the wise eschew thought but not phenomena.
All the things that truly matter ” beauty, love, creativity, joy, inner peace ” arise from beyond the mind.
If you want peace, stop fighting. If you want peace of mind, stop fighting with your thoughts.
You have two choices: to control your mind or to let your mind control you.
Remember this: the pain is all in your head.
God gives his hardest battles to his strongest soldiers.
With God's help, I don't have to be aggravated or frustrated. I can stay calm and hold my peace.
God is working on your problem. Stay calm. Stay sweet. Stay out of fear and keep on keeping on.
Just relax and let God be God.
God is stronger than my circumstances.
You don't look out there for God, something in the sky, you look in you.
You don't become calm by luck, but by choice. You don't become peaceful with the help of others, but by yourself.
Spirituality is not to be learned by flight from the world, or by running away from things, or by turning solitary and going apart from the world. Rather, we must learn an inner solitude wherever or with whomsoever we may be. We must learn to penetrate things and find God there.
We spend a great deal of time telling God what we think should be done, and not enough time waiting in the stillness for God to tell us what to do.
You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.
I am leaving you with a gift”peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don't be troubled or afraid.
With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.
He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness.
The lord himself will fight for you. Just stay calm.
Your goal is not to battle with the mind, but to witness the mind.
Meditation stills the wandering mind and establishes us forever in a state of peace.
The most important thing to become calm is to slow down. The most important thing to be happy is to let go of expectations. To most important thing to find inner peace is awareness.
Meditation is a silent heart, a peaceful mind which can make life more lovable, more livable.
That is the true function of meditation: to create a space in you where you can be rich, infinitely rich, utterly peaceful, absolutely ecstatic.
No matter how busy you are, carve out time in your day to get calm, to think, to reflect, to be present.
You should sit in meditation for 20 minutes a day. Unless you're too busy; then you should sit one hour.
The most powerful thought is a prayerful thought. When I'm praying for you, I am praying for my own peace of mind. I can only have for myself what I am willing to wish for you.
The kingdom of God is just behind the darkness of closed eyes, and the first gate that opens to it is your peace.
The peace of mind that we get from meditation does not fade away. It lasts for good in some corner of the inmost recesses of our aspiring heart.
Meditation is the most powerful antidote to chaos. Given the chaos in the world today, meditators meditating is one of the greatest ways we can be of service. A resonant field of inner peace is the greatest disruptor of all.
During times of chaos retreat into your inner peace. Then when you interact with the chaos you will bring with you the power to transform it.
Stillness is also inner peace, and that stillness and peace are the essence of your Being.
Be the observer of your mind.
Now is now. Are you going to be here or not?
Truth lies in silence.
He who knows that enough is enough will always have enough.
Calm yourself. Breathe and be present. Important matters need you centered.
Make peace with your past so it won't destroy your present.
No man is free who is not master of himself.
To be calm is the highest achievement of the self.
The nearer a man comes to a calm mind, the closer he is to strength.
The measure of wisdom is how calm you are when facing any given situation.
The less you want, the richer you are.
A rational person can find peace by cultivating indifference to things outside of their control.
Peace only comes from accepting the inevitable and taming our desires.
Remain calm in every situation because peace equals power.
Be rational, not emotional. Be proactive, not reactive. Have direction, not speed. Go slow. Choose wisely.
The universe only gives us what we think we're worthy of receiving.
Men are disturbed not by things, but by the view which they take of them.
The mind freed from passions is an impenetrable fortress ” a person has no more secure place of refuge for all time.
Fate leads the willing, and drags along the reluctant.
People's expectations from you are their problem, not yours.
Anyone who enjoys inner peace is no more broken by failure than he is inflated by success.
Let them be right, if that's what they need.
This is my secret. I don't mind what happens.
There is what is only when there is no comparison at all, and to live with what is, is to be peaceful.
Those who are possessed by nothing possess everything.
Inner peace is like a clean and spacious room, empty of unnecessary, old, or broken stuff.
Inner peace is when you do what's right and let go of the rest.
Peace is not the absence of conflict, but the ability to cope with it.
Inner peace is beyond victory or defeat.
True peace cannot be achieved by force or by merely invoking the word peace. It can only be attained by training the mind and learning to cultivate inner peace. Peace is a calm and gentle state of mind.
Peace. It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.
There is nothing permanent except change.
Today I escaped from the crush of circumstances, or better put, I threw them out, for the crush wasn't from outside me but in my own assumptions.
Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.
Fearlessness presupposes calmness and peace of mind.
Forgiveness equals inner peace - more peaceful people equals more world peace.
Nothing external to you has any power over you.
If you've got a world full of people who have inner peace, then you have a peaceful world.
It is inner stillness that will save and transform the world.
We don't realize that, somewhere within us all, there does exist a supreme self who is eternally at peace.
Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless, like water.
By going within. Nowhere you can go is more peaceful ” more free of interruptions ” than your own soul.
When the mind is calm, how quickly, how smoothly, how beautifully you will perceive everything.
If you can win over your mind, you can win over the whole world.
Calm down and cheer up - You're equipped to handle it.