Sometimes life can throw us a curveball at a time when isn’t convenient to meditate. You may be at work, a party, driving, etc. Here are a few tips for tapping back into your inner peace during times like these.
- Say “So what!” So what? What’s the big deal? How important is this in the grand scheme of things anyway?
- Remember that everyone is operating from their own agenda. What people say and do is more about them than it is about you.
- Making people happy can be fun but you were not put here to please people. That is not your primary purpose. And the same holds true for them. Keep that in mind next time someone upsets you or is upset with you.
- View the situation as an observer. If you can step back and view the situation as a third person, as an observer as opposed to a participant, how would it change what you see?
- Take responsibility but never blame. Blaming gives away your control. You can get an immediate sense of relief by taking responsibility and saying things like, “Okay, I walked into that.” or “I didn’t see that coming. How can I learn from this?”
These tips can be extremely helpful but remember, meditating regularly is the best means for obtaining long-lasting inner peace.