I’ve spent a lot of time seeking answers to life’s big questions over the years, but it was only when I realized that needing answers was an illusion that I was finally able to find inner peace and personal freedom in my life.
Limiting beliefs (attachments) are what keep us stuck, but when you’re able to release them, you allow yourself to feel free simply existing in the moment.
It’s a shame that most people spend the majority of their lives running on autopilot, only with brief glimpses of full awareness, appreciation, and gratitude, because it doesn’t have to be that way. Inner peace offers a path to freedom, as it provides a state of security and equanimity that allows you to be satisfied with yourself exactly as you are.
There’s a saying that goes, “The grass is always greener on the other side,” which means that other life situations outside of our own always seem much better to us in our minds, but in reality they’re not, because no matter what your life situation is, you always have to live with yourself, and if you can’t be at peace with yourself, then you’ll never be happy no matter where you are.
So even if you’re a millionaire, you can still be unhappy, because you haven’t found inner peace, whereas someone who is physically poor in comparison could be perfectly happy, because they’re grateful for what they have and accept themselves as they are.
Of course, finding inner peace is easier said than done. It’s something that can come naturally to you, or it can be the hardest thing you’ve ever done. The key is to master the practice of identifying your attachments, and release them from your mind by proving that they’re illusions.