Part of being a strong, successful woman is being peaceful and “flow-y” with life. These signs of inner peace are also ways to find inner peace; they’re from a woman called Peace Pilgrim and a book called You’ll See It When You Believe It by Wayne Dyer.
“You have endless energy only when you are working for the good of the whole – you have to stop working for your little selfish interests,” says the Peace Pilgrim. “That’s the secret of it. In this world you are given as you give.”
Do you want the endless energy, optimism, and peace that she had? It can be yours – it just requires a little focus and effort! Click Peace Pilgrim’s Wisdom: A Very Simple Guide for more info, and read on for signs of inner peace.
How to Find Inner Peace – 7 Signs of Peaceful Women
A peaceful woman has no interest in interpreting the actions of others. This is my favorite way to find inner peace: let go of the need to decipher what others meant when they did this or said that. I also need to practice letting go of the need to ruminate on what I said to others, and what they think of me. Letting go of the habit of interpreting others’ actions can help stop self-sabotage and self-defeat.
A peaceful woman has lost the ability to worry. Worrying about the future and things we can’t control isn’t peaceful for us, or those around us. Why worry about things we can’t control? Why not take control over the things we can control?
A peaceful woman can enjoy every moment in life – even the difficult ones. A key to developing inner peace is to learn to flow with events and people instead of fighting them. Flowing with even the most difficult moments in life involves not taking things so seriously, letting go of critical or negative thoughts, accepting that there is no one right way for life to unfold, and believing in yourself as a creative, strong woman.
A peaceful woman has lost interest in conflict with others. Do you know someone who lights to pick fights, or who sees flaws and weaknesses everywhere? Are you that woman? Instead of finding fault, practice seeing things and people without judging them.
A peaceful woman feels connected to others and nature. The more love you give and receive, the more connected you feel…and the more inner peace you’ll enjoy. To connect with others, initiate heart-to-heart conversations. Ask people what they think and how they feel – and listen to their answers. Spend time in nature, even if it’s in the arboretum in your office building at lunch!
A peaceful woman smiles often – both with her lips and with her eyes. Ashley Turner is my yoga instructor on DVD (Yoga for Weight Loss — I love it!), and she says to “smile with your eyes” during certain poses. Now I smile with my eyes even when I’m not doing yoga…because it brightens my face and makes me feel happy. You don’t need to put on a huge monkey grin to find inner peace…you need only smile with your eyes (and your lips sometimes, too!).
A peaceful woman acts spontaneously, and isn’t paralyzed by fears from the past. I love this tip for finding inner peace: don’t let the past stop you from being authentic and real right now. Dr Wayne Dyer calls your past “the wake”, and says it can’t pull you forward…it can only hold you back. Of course you need to deal with problems from your past, but you can’t let those problems paralyze you.
“There is a criterion by which you can judge whether the thoughts you are thinking and the things you are doing are right for you,” says The Peace Pilgrim. “That criterion is, Have they brought you inner peace? If they have not, there is something wrong with them…so keep trying.”
How do you find inner peace, and do you know any peaceful women? I welcome your thoughts below!
Source: Wayne Dyer’s You’ll See It When You Believe It: The Way to Your Personal Transformation.