In today’s stressful times all of us yearn for some peace of mind and most of us are looking for it outside. We are stuck in a world of confusion, wondering how peace could be mine when there was always something, some drama going on in my own life or the lives of those I loved.

There are many ups and downs in life, too many claims on our time and too many difficult situations to be dealt with. We think and believe that inner peace can only be achieved by monks and saints, or anyone living a reclusive life and don’t have to deal with everyday struggles.

But as beautifully quoted “Peace of mind is not the absence of conflict from life, but the ability to cope with it.” ~Unknown

So what is Inner peace (or peace of mind)- It 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. Peace of mind is generally associated with bliss, happiness and contentment.

So how can we achieve this inner peace?

We can achieve this by bringing the Practice of Acceptance into Daily Life:

Perhaps the key to feeling real peace is being able to accept what is. Acceptance simply means recognizing your ego’s voice and rejecting it. Knowing that the only person we can change is ourselves enables us to do this.

As soon as we start to think there is something not right, not the way it should be, or we become judgmental about a situation or a person—their words or behavior—we know we have moved away from accepting what is, by wanting to control what is outside of us.

There is a lot of negative energy and craziness in this world, but we can all learn to live with inner peace.

If your intention is strong and comes from the deepest part of you, it will happen. Outwardly, nothing changes; peace comes from making changes inside you. It begins and continues through becoming more aware of who you really are?

So Acceptance is the mantra for inner peace- Acceptance of self, acceptance of situations and acceptance of people around you.